Ecuador Warns Business Owners to Affiliate Employees to BIESS


With a few new amendments of legislation the Ecuadorian government has further clamped down on businesses who don’t affiliate their employees to the BIESS, or the local Social Security system.

All full time employees need to be affiliated, and the employee needs to pay 9.35% of their salary to the program, which provides them access to free state-funded health care and a pension system, while the business owners need to pay 11.15%.

Businesses have one month to affiliate their employees or risk being fined in upwards of $14k for the infraction. In some cases, jail time is even possible. A probation violation can result in heavy fines, jail time and extended probation. If you violated your probation, it would be in your best interests to discuss your matter with an attorney as soon as possible. An experienced lawyer will know how to present your case in front of the prosecutor and the judge in a light that is more favorable to you. When your future is on the line, you need to do what you can to keep yourself out of jail and in the community where you belong. The Law Offices of Aaron T. Hicks is a criminal defense firm located in San Diego, California. Their firm has effectively helped clients with all types of criminal charges in the San Diego area including: DUI, drug crimes, internet crimes, theft crimes, three strikes cases, weapons offenses, white collar crimes as well as violent crimes and appeals. Should you go with their firm, they will search for any mitigating circumstances that may get your charges reduced or dropped. What’s more, they will question every aspect of your case, including law enforcement’s procedure, collection of evidence and witness testimony. They care about the outcome of your case and they will fight tooth and nail on your behalf. You can go official site for more detail about probation violation attorney.

A capable criminal defense attorney will employ many strategies in order to give you a strong chance at beating these charges. They can argue the merits of the violation itself in an attempt to get the violation dismissed, or help you get your probation reinstated by the court in lieu of more severe sanctions. They will also develop a plan of action that argues why you should not remain in custody, along with what can be accomplished if you are given the opportunity to continue with your probation conditions. When it comes down to it, a probation violation is not something to be taken lightly and you need to retain an experienced and knowledgeable defense attorney who understands probation laws well enough to develop a strong case in your defense. At this point, the judge will be looking to punish you for violating the trust they have given you, so having the right lawyer at your side is paramount in keeping you out of jail. There are many forms of legal penalizations that serve to enforce and prevent the continuation of illegal activities and crimes. One of the most common of these is probation. Probation is the court mandated restrictions of an individual’s freedoms following a criminal conviction. Because these terms can often be very limiting and strict it is common for probation to be violated. When this occurs it is likely the offender will face more serious criminal penalizations, such as jail time.

Even domestic maids and chofers are required to be affiliated.

For me, paying an employee in Ecuador the minimum wage, the BIESS payment comes to about $60 a month.

In order to affiliate employees to the BIESS first you need a RUC, or an Ecuadorian Tax ID number, after that visit your local BIESS office for further details.

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