Congress approves bill that requires the professionalization of women’s soccer

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Carey Abogados

On March 21, 2022, Congress approved the bill of law entitled: “Requires the execution of a contract, in the terms indicated, between Professional Sports Corporations and athletes who are part of the National Women’s Soccer Championship”.

The provisions of the approved bill, in addition to updating the language used in the Labor Code, will be mandatory for the Professional Sports Corporations participating in official national women’s associations or leagues in adult categories, with promotions and relegations, and that allow participation in international tournaments.

To be able to continue their activities, such corporations must meet the following requirements:

  • That its women’s professional teams have their professional athletes subject to professional athletes’ employment contracts.
  • Professional players must have a single employer (prohibits the subcontracting or outsourcing of services).

Deadline to comply with these requirements…

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