Vanguardia is facing a new legal dispute after the Labor Ministry imposed a $ 38,000 fine to the magazine because of failure to work commitments with their employees. The ban was imposed in the middle of the other legal problem that the magazine has because of the non-payment of thirteen months of rent ($ 14,560), a process that is still pending.
According to Undersecretary of the Labour Relations Ministry, Francisco Vacas, the fine amount is $ 38,000, because Vanguardia owes the thirteenth salary from 2009 and the one from 2010 to their employees. It did not pay the fourteenth year ending salary and profits from 2009. The allegations were raised by employees during the last six months, the official said to the state channel TC Television.
The Ministry initiated a coercive process because of the non-payment, which includes the sale of vehicles and the seizure of resources from the company’s accounts to cover the amount. These actions respond to the control that is used to detect employers who break the law, said Vacas.