South America

ARGENTINA – CLIENT ALERT SUSPENSION OF DISMISSAL WITHOUT CAUSE AND FOR REASONS OF FORCE MAJEURE

On March 31, 2020, the Decree of Necessity and Urgency No. 329/2020 was published in the Official Gazette, which prohibits dismissals without just cause and on the grounds of lack or reduction of work and force majeure for a period of 60 days from the date of its publication (that is, May 30, 2020).

Likewise, said decree prohibits suspensions for reasons of force majeure or lack or reduction of work for a period of 60 days from the date of its publication.

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NOVA MP ALTERA REGRAS DA LEI DE ACESSO À INFORMAÇÃO

A Lei nº 13.979/2020, norma geral que traz medidas para o enfrentamento do coronavírus, foi alterada pela Medida Provisória nº 928/2020, publicada no Diário Oficial da União no dia 23.3.2020, em edição extra. Os principais acréscimos promovidos pela MP à Lei de Acesso à Informação (Lei nº 12.527/2011) incluem: Read more…

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MP 927 – PRINCIPAIS MEDIDAS ABORDADAS

Compartilhamos a seguir os principais pontos da MP 927, que trata de medidas de natureza trabalhista destinadas a manter emprego e renda em razão do Coronavírus (COVID-19). Read more…

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MP 927. MEDIDAS TRABALHISTAS PARA O ENFRENTAMENTO DO CORONAVÍRUS (COVID-19)

O Governo Federal publicou, em edição extra do Diário Oficial, medida provisória, com diversas medidas com a finalidade de preservar o emprego e a renda de trabalhadores durante o período de calamidade pública reconhecido pelo Decreto Legislativo nº 6, de 20 de março de 2020, tratando, principalmente, de teletrabalho, antecipação de férias individuais, concessão de férias coletivas, aproveitamento e antecipação de feriados, banco de horas, suspensão de exigências administrativas em segurança e saúde no trabalho, direcionamento do trabalhador para qualificação e o diferimento do recolhimento do FGTS. Read more…

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Colombia’s labor & employment measures related to the Covid-19 outbreak

I. Ministry of Labor

a. Guidelines for employers and employees concerning the Covid-19 outbreak

The Ministry of Labor issued Circular No. 017 of 2020, establishing the guidelines for public and private employers, independent contractors and professional risks insurance companies regarding the Covid-19 outbreak and the recommendations for employees depending on the possibility of contagion identifying three levels of contact with the virus: direct, indirect and medium.

The Ministry’s recommendations are the following:

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Lawyers: Don’t Let Coronavirus Stop You from Collaborating – Here’s How

As travel restrictions increase, and law firms begin to close their offices and reduce their client meetings, it’s time to get creative about the ways in which we keep in touch. “Collaboration” sounds like the sort of thing that requires you to be in the same room to achieve, but in fact, you can use content collaboration as a way to build relationships with clients, potential clients, and others all while remaining in your office (home or otherwise).

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Lawyers: Networking During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Coronavirus.

The hot topic on everyone’s mind at the moment (unless you’re in the US and then it’s pretty evenly split between politics and germs). I almost hate to join the fray and discuss it, but with so many events being cancelled, and travel restrictions being enacted, I wanted to add some suggestions for how to continue networking during this time, so that you don’t lose momentum on your relationship building efforts.

For some of us, travel and events still move forward. Travel guidance varies – it depends on your destination and the size of the gathering. Common sense and good hygiene are essential, and for our group, we’ll be instituting what we’re fondly referring to as “Operation Fist Bump” at our upcoming Annual Conference (which may be further downgraded to “Operation Wave Hello.”

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