On December 30, 2020, the Labor Department published its ruling No. 3376/035, which reconsiders the doctrine regarding the opportunity to comply with the obligation to hire people with disabilities or who are assigned a disability pension. Specifically, this opinion states the following:
1. The fulfillment of this obligation must be accredited by means of electronic communication for the months of the current year, starting in January 2022.
2. The same communication must indicate the alternative measures that comply with the hiring obligation and the justified reasons for it.
3. During the year 2021, compliance with the hiring obligation for the months of the previous calendar year must be accredited. On the other hand, from 2022 onwards, said compliance must be proven for the months of the current year.
4. The workers covered by the Employment Protection Law must be counted for the purposes of determining the total number of workers in the company.