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    workmans compensation

    She can resubmit her claim to Idopril. Obviously something went wrong somewhere that made Idopril think that the accident did not occur at work.
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    Cedula for teenager

    First, the father has to declare at an Oficilía de Estado Civil that the young man is his child. With that, a new birth certificate will be issued with which he can obtain his cédula with the proper surnames (his father's and his mother's).
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    workmans compensation

    The Dominican Social Security system contemplates three types of assistance: (a) health insurance, (b) occupational risk insurance (workers'comp), and (c) incapacity or retirement fund. Your friend should be able to get it.
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    Legal language of an assembly in an Dominican condominium is French?

    Article 29 of the Constitution of the Dominican Republic: "Artículo 29. Idioma oficial. El idioma oficial de la República Dominicana es el español".
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    Question about divide a piece of land

    The "deslinde" is only necessary if the title is a "carta constancia", i. e. a property without a govt.-approved survey. Otherwise the subdivision can be done directly.
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    Christmas Bonus and severance to paid to "legal expats" working in the country?

    It doesn't matter if the employee is a foreigner hired through a contract signed abroad. Dominican labor laws will apply.
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    Unemployment / Workers Liquidation

    In general, Dominican courts implement the principle of "legal subordination" ("subordinación jurídica") to differentiate between labor contracts and other types of contracts ("freelance" or "independent contractors"). This principle dictates that an individual is considered an employee if he is...
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    Unemployment / Workers Liquidation

    Domestic Workers Domestics do not benefit from many of the provisions of the Labor Code (Art. 4). Domestics are defined as workers dedicated to household chores, such as cooking and cleaning, when carried out outside of a business (Art. 258). Condominium employees are not considered domestics...
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    Unemployment / Workers Liquidation

    Any relationship in which one person obliges himself or herself to provide any form of service to another in exchange for remuneration and under the direction or supervision of the latter is considered to be an employment contract and, as such, subject to the provisions of the Labor Code...
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    Christmas Bonus and severance to paid to "legal expats" working in the country?

    Dominican labor laws are territorial in nature. Any work carried out on Dominican soil is subject to the provisions of the Labor Code irrespective of the nationality or residence of the parties involved.
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    Question about divide a piece of land

    You need to contact an attorney, who in turn will contact a licensed surveyor, to do what is called a "subdivisión", dividing your parcel into 12 plots with streets and green area. It'd be better to have everything subdivided before you selling so that the buyer can obtain title to his plot...
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    Escrow accounts held in attorney 's account for real estate

    At Guzmán Ariza we do offer escrow services subject to the proper due diligence both on the property and the parties involved (the latter to prevent money-laundering).
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    Attorney for work visa

    NanSanPedro, I apologize for the lack of response from the GA firm. Didn't you get an initial response informing you that an immigration attorney would contact you? Or was it that the immigration attorney did not follow up? I'd appreciate it if you would let me know, Thanks.
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    Landlord Issues

    An attorney would need to look at the lease to give you proper advice. Evictions are not as easy in the DR as in the US, but if the lease is expired and there is no automatic renewal clause the owner will evict you sooner or later.
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    Guzman 80 page Investors Guide-Employee Rights

    Many labor lawyers take cases like this on a contingency basis.
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    Guzman 80 page Investors Guide-Employee Rights

    If the facts are as originally stated, the employee has the right to sue the employer. She could also resign from her job for cause ("dimitir") and claim, not only what she's owed, but also her severance pay ("auxilio de cesantía). However, it should be taken into account that stature of...
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    Cassation process - problem with emplazamiento

    Not necessarily. Retain a lawyer inmediately.
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    Rights of Survisorship. . .In the Dominican Republic?

    The legal concept of "joint tenants with right of survivorship" does not exist under Dominican law. Whenever more than one party purchase a property jointly, they do so as "tenants-in-common".
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    Newspaper publication if Divorcio por Mutuo Consentimiento?

    No, the 60 days does not apply to divorces by mutual consent.
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    Newspaper publication if Divorcio por Mutuo Consentimiento?

    Unless the divorce is by mutual consent, in which case both spouses (or their representatives with a proper power-of-attorney) sign the required documents to petition the judge to dissolve the marriage, a divorce obtained without giving proper notice is invalid.