The Labour Direction is a decentralised public service which has legal status and its own assets.
It reports to the President of the Republic through the Ministry of Labour and Social Provision for Pensions for Retirement (Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social) and it is ruled by its organic law (D.F.L. Nº2, from 30 May,1967).
The Labour Inspectorates (Inspecciones del Trabajo) have professionals who are highly skilled and can:
Both, employees and employers, can run different errands at the labour inspectorate offices which are closest to their work places. In those offices they can: