Uruguayan Companies Will be Obliged to Hire Disabled Individuals

Contracts are required to represent at least four percent of the payroll. Nearly 5,000 private Uruguayan companies fall under the new rule because they employ more than 25 people.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Uruguay passed a law requiring companies with more than 25 employees to gradually hire disabled individuals. The rule, which will come into force on November 17th this year, also provides for discounts on employers' taxes.

Approximately 210,000 people in the country have some form of disability, according to information from the local National Institute of Statistics. The figure represents roughly six percent of the total of 3.5 million inhabitants.

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