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Peru: Labor Inspection Law Amended

(May 5, 2009) On April 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru signed a law amending article 6 of the General Law on Labor Inspection, dealing with the assignment of jurisdictions for the authorities (Law No. 28806). Article 6 states that inspector supervisors and labor inspectors are authorized to carry out, in their entirety, all the requirements of inspection functions pursuant to the principlesand provisions of this law.

In the exercise of their respective functions, inspector supervisors, labor inspectors, and auxiliary inspectors enjoy technical and functional autonomy and are guaranteed independence from any improper external influence under article 6 of Convention No. 81 of the International Labor Organization. The new Peruvian Law also defines the specific functions assigned to the auxiliary labor inspectors. (Law No. 29346, EL PERUANO [the official gazette], Apr. 9, 2009, available at