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Chilean MPs Approve September 19 Public Holiday Bill

Source: Honorable Cámara de Diputados (Valparaíso)
Posted: Sunday, September 11, 2011
Most recent follow-up news item: September 14, 2011

Chile's lower house of parliament (la Cámara de Diputados) has approved a recent bill to make the upcoming September 19 public holiday a compulsory non-working day (feriado irrenunciable).

The aforementioned public holidays legislation, introduced recently (2011-09-01), will essentially impact the opening of stores and shopping centers (called Malls in Chile).

This is the issue which was side-stepped last year (2010-07-19) when Chilean President, Sebastián Piñera, signed Law 20.450 which declared Friday and Monday, September 17 and 20, 2010, as additional public holidays, but only on the condition that the final bill stipulate that the only day when retail stores would close was Saturday, September 18, 2010 (2010-07-07).

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