ABOUT THE NATIONAL CONTEXT FOR OPENING UP SHOP
A general Employment Labor Law, complemented by additional laws and applicable collective bargain agreement, governs employment conditions.
Labor Laws are very comprehensive and rule almost every term of the employment relationship. Labor Laws are public policy and therefore, are mandatory. Employer is obliged to grant employees at least what is provided by labor laws. Therefore, employer can grant employees benefits on top of what is provided by those laws, but cannot agree with employees in detriment of what is provided by those laws, nor can employee waive any right included in those laws.
Allende & Brea has a highly specialized labor team, that works to prevent legal disputes by giving preventive advice and, where the dispute has already arisen, we work on the defense throughout all the administrative and court stages of the proceedings.
We provide comprehensive day to day labor advice, drafting employment contracts and benefit plans and policies, identifying labor liabilities and risks, compensation calculation and its tax treatment, individual and collective dismissals, collective bargaining, staff reorganization, labor M&A, labor due-diligence processes, compliance, data protection, immigration and labor litigation, among others.