Opening a Business and Hiring Workers in Latin America

Date(s) of Presentation
April 14, 2010

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Latin and South American countries are becoming increasingly attractive to multi-national companies seeking to open offices on a global basis.  Many of these countries have specialized and often unique labor legal frameworks that require knowledge of and compliance with local laws, policies, and practices, as well as employee-protective laws that require preventive measures.  This webinar will focus on the practical and most important issues that arise when opening a business and hiring workers in Latin and South America, including:

  • A general overview of the corporate and labor formalities required to set up a presence and to hire employees;
  • The most important guidelines for a successful labor relationship and most important principles to take into account;
  • Labor costs and minimum thresholds, including a comparison of different costs and requirements in different jurisdictions, the scope of remuneration vs. non-remunerative benefits, and which employees are exempt from all or part of these costs.

You Are Invited to a Free 75-Minute Webinar

To help you and your colleagues better understand these important employment law-related issues, please join us for this informative webinar.   The format will be a 60 minute "round-table" presentation followed by 15 minutes of questions and answers. 

Please check your own local time zone to determine the correct correlation to the U.S. start times.

Speakers include:

  • Juan Carlos De La Vega, Moderator, Santamarina Y Steta, Monterey. Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Roberto Argüello, Arias & Muñoz, Managua, Nicaragua
  • Liz Gordillo Anleu, Arias & Munoz, Guatemala, Guatemala
  • Jessica Handal Segebre, Arias & Muñoz, San Pedro Sula, Honduras
  • Anna Karina Jimenez, Arias & Muñoz, Santa Ana, Costa Rica
  • Diego S. Kelly, Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Vilma Toshie Kutomi, Demarest e Almeida Advogados, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Luis Esteban Palacios, Palacios Ortega & Asociados, Caracas, Venezuela
  • Enrique M. Stille, Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal, Buenos Aires, Argentina