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1 Opening a Business and Hiring Workers in Latin America Wednesday, April 14, 2010 © Employment Law Alliance

2 Introduction -2- © Employment Law Alliance

3 Presenters Juan Carlos De La Vega, Moderator, Santamarina Y Steta, Monterey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Liz Gordilla Anleu, Arias & Muñoz, Guatemala, Guatemala Roberto Argüello, Arias & Muñoz, Managua, Nicaragua -3- © Employment Law Alliance

4 Presenters Anna Karina Jiménez, Arias & Muñoz, San José, Costa Rica Diego S. Kelly, Marval, OFarrell & Mairal, Buenos Aires, Argentina Vilma Toshie Kutomi, Demarest e Almeida Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil -4- © Employment Law Alliance

5 Presenters Luis Esteban Palacios, Palacios Ortega & Asociados, Caracas, Venezuela Jessica Handal Segebre, Arias & Muñoz, San Pedro Sula, Honduras Enrique M. Stille, Marval, OFarrell & Mairal, Buenos Aires, Argentina -5- © Employment Law Alliance

6 Important Legal Requirements What are the most important legal/employment requirements when opening a new facility or office? Registration at the different public institutions Preparing/filing employment contracts at the Ministry of Labor or any other public institution Work rules, hand books or other employment related documents Are unions an aspect to consider? Immigration permits -6- © Employment Law Alliance

7 Establishing Relationships Establishing successful employment relationships with local executives and workers -7- © Employment Law Alliance

8 Local Labor Costs Local labor costs and minimum legal requirements: Mandatory compensation and benefits Vacations Christmas bonus Notice Severance Salary in-kind Other benefits Who is and is not exempt from these requirements -8- © Employment Law Alliance

9 Avoiding Conflicts Avenues for minimizing personnel conflicts that might otherwise arise: Employment at will and some exceptions Written employment agreements/burden of proof on the employer/language in the agreement and for instructions Expats: do they need to be included in payroll? Unions Internal policies vs. Internal Labor Regulation -9- © Employment Law Alliance

10 Wrap-Up Immediately following the webinar, after you disconnect, a survey will automatically appear on your computer screen asking you to evaluate the webinar. Please take a few minutes to complete it so that we can continue to improve the quality and delivery of future ELA-sponsored webinars. To listen to this webinar again or to any past webinars, please visit our website at: We regret that we cannot give CLE or HRCI credit for this webinar; however, a Certificate of Attendance and the necessary supporting materials are now posted on the ELA website. Click this webinar name on the ELA website and scroll down to the link for certificate of attendance.www.employmentlawalliance.com -10- © Employment Law Alliance


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