PRACTICE AREAS


Our Labor Law practice focuses on providing clients with a comprehensive understanding of the labor, employment, health and occupational safety laws applicable to all type of businesses, to facilitate compliance of duties and obligations of employers and the employees. Also, we have broad experience in providing advice to foreign entrepreneurs and investor’s vis-à-vis immigration requirements to enter, reside, conduct business and provide services within Central American countries.

 

Arias has developed a solid reputation in legal audits on labor and compliance matters in connection with mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs ad joint ventures to ensure the proper transfer of workforce, international employment structures, advice regarding union and/or work council consultations, business transfer laws and post-closing integration issues, dealing also with work reductions, redundancies and group lay-offs.

 

We offer legal counseling on all relevant labor law issues, particularly:

  • Preparation, execution and registration of individual labor contracts (foreign and local).
  • Drafting, filing and approval of internal labor regulations.
  • Registration before mandatory employment authorities.
  • Changes of employment terms and conditions.
  • Termination of employment relationships.
  • Registration of work centers.
  • Employer substitutions and/or transfer of employees.
  • Hiring expatriates, immigration & labor permits submissions.
  • Outsourcing of employees and/or payroll.
  • Labor audits & compliance matters.
  • Drafting of all types of Internal Labor Policies, including flex-time and home office work.
  • Registration of companies and workers in pension fund administrators.
  • Labor Training for HR personnel.

Regional Team

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Rosa María Arenales

Partner

Guatemala

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Maria Elena Barrientos

Senior Associate

Guatemala

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Cesar Bautista

Senior Associate

El Salvador

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Rafael Burgos

Senior Associate

El Salvador

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Sonia Fuentes

Associate

El Salvador

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Liz Gordillo

Partner

Guatemala

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Vanessa Granados

Senior Associate

El Salvador

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Róger Pérez

Partner

Nicaragua

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Mario Roberto Raveneau

Associate

Honduras

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Ana Teresa Rizo

Partner

Nicaragua

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Erick Lezama

Associate

Honduras

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Siaska SSS Lorenzo

Managing Partner

Panama

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Fernando Montano

Partner

El Salvador

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Luis Fernando Zelada

Senior Counsel

Guatemala

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Valerya Theodoracopoulos

Associate

Honduras

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Bertha Argüello

Partner

Nicaragua

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Carlos Ubico

Partner

Costa Rica

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Eduardo Ángel

Partner

El Salvador

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Julissa Castro

Associate

El Salvador

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Fanny Rodríguez

Partner

Honduras

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Erika Palacios

Paralegal

El Salvador

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Luisa Rivas

Partner

El Salvador

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Paola Gutiérrez Martínez

Associate

Nicaragua

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Carlos Fernández

Associate

El Salvador

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Jorge Ortega Centella

Associate

Panama

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Carolina Soto

Partner

Costa Rica

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Sebastián Solano

Senior Associate

Costa Rica

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Sofía Cantillo

Associate

Guatemala

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Catalina Rivera Sanabria

Associate

Costa Rica

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Paula Vives

Associate

Panama

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Natalia Granados

Associate

Costa Rica

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Leonardo Maldonado

Associate

Nicaragua

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Yara Alemán

Associate

Nicaragua

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Claudia Vega

Associate

Guatemala

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Karla Gómez

Associate

Guatemala

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Pedro Pablo García

Associate

Guatemala

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José Fernando Villela

Associate

Honduras

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Anny Ramos

Associate

Honduras

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Mayra Brito

Associate

El Salvador

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Gabriel Álvarez Rocha

Associate

Nicaragua

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