Reminder registration of termination of employment agreements on the labor market

ORANJESTAD - In the connection with the corona crisis, the Labor and Research Department (DAO) wishes to gather more information about the number of terminations of contracts and in particular how these contracts were terminated as of 1 January 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a great impact on the economy and labor markets around the world. Aruba is not an exception. The measures that were taken to control the virus resulted in many companies being forced to stop (almost) all their economic activities. As a result, many employees were left unemployed. 

This situation has led to many questions from both employees and employers. For employees, the frequently asked questions about their employment or the continued payment of their salary and their vacation days. While employers need to know how they can decrease the number of employees, so they can reduce their operational costs and survive this crisis. 

During this period of insecurity, the Department of Labor and Investigation (DAO) has assisted both employees and employers. DAO has shared important information on its website about the labor laws that remain in effect during this crisis. Labor unions and lawyer’s offices have also expressed their view publicly regarding the topic of the working relationship between employer and employee. 

An employment agreement can be terminated along with several legally determined routes and for some legally determined reasons. From the questions that DAO has received from both employees and employers, it can be concluded that termination of employment agreements was for the most part based on mutual agreements. 

As mention above DAO wishes to gather more information on the number of termination of agreements and especially how these agreements came to an end as of January 1st, 2020.

Hence, DAO is requesting everyone whose employment agreement ended as of January 1, 2020 to digitally register. Below you will find the link.

Your information is confidential and will be treated diligently. 

Click on the link below to register. You can choose between Papiamento, English or Spanish:

Link Papiamento: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Pap-DAO

Link English:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Eng-DAO

Link Spanish:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Esp_DAO

If you have any questions or if you are unable to digitally register, please contact the Department of Labor Market and Research via e-mail simon.brete@aruba.gov.aw or dao.arbeidsmarktaruba@gmail.com or call the number 5237718. 

In the event of a labor dispute, please contact the Department of Labor Disputes for assistance via e-mail dao.arbeidsgeschillen@gmail.com or by calling the number 5237720 to schedule an appointment.

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