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Colombian Labour Code, 1951

Código Sustantivo del Trabajo, 1951 (Colombian Labour Code)

The primary source of labor law in Colombia is the Código Sustantivo del Trabajo, 1951 (last amended in 2021), commonly translated as the Substantive Labor Code which governs the terms and conditions of employment such as working hours, holidays and rest periods, wages, overtime, leaves and employment relationships. There are several other laws that amended the Labor Code over a period of time namely, Law 2101 of 2021, Decree 2943 of 2013, Law 1846 of 2017, Law 1822 of 2017, Decree 1406 of 1999 & law 50 of 1990.

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