Unilever, Tata, Club Med and Uber to speak at Latin Lawyer Live Labour & Employment

Unilever, Tata, Club Med and Uber to speak at Latin Lawyer Live Labour & Employment

There’s still time to take advantage of a discounted rate on tickets to Latin Lawyer Live 5th Annual Labour & Employment, which takes place on Tuesday 25 September at W Hotel South Beach in Miami.

The early booking rate expires on 14 September.

The conference is chaired by Enrique Stile of Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal in Buenos Aires and Anthony Oncidi of Proskauer Rose in Los Angeles.

The full programme can be found here. Private practitioner early booking rate tickets can be purchased here until 14 September, while free tickets for in-house and government lawyers are available here.

Professional services advisory firm KermaPartners’ Leopoldo Hernandez Romano will deliver the keynote address.

The conference will feature in-house speakers from consumer goods company Unilever, Indian conglomerate Tata, German engine maker MAN Energy Solutions, hospitality chain Club Med and taxi-hailing app Uber.

Private practitioners from top firms are also confirmed to speak, including Argentina’s Beccar Varela; Brazil’s Machado Meyer Advogados and Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados; Hogan Lovells (Mexico) and Holland & Knight (Mexico); Colombia’s Brigard & Urrutia; Chile’s Porzio Ríos García; Uruguay’s Guyer & Regules; Central American firm BLP; and international firms Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart and Anderson & Kreiger LLP.

More speakers will be confirmed soon.

Against the backdrop of presidential elections taking place across Latin America in 2018, the conference will kick off with a look at the impact of populist rhetoric and reality on labour laws.

A second panel will ask what affirmative action companies should be taking to address the gender pay gap. Representatives from Resolution Economics and Welch Consultants will give their view on the role external consultants can play in closing the divide. 

The rising use of artificial intelligence in HR analytics will drive debate in a third panel, which considers how web-monitoring recruitment tools will fare under increased regulatory scrutiny, such as the General Data Protection Regulation. The panel will consider the consequences the GDPR’s broad remit and territorial scope will have in Latin America.

A fourth panel – featuring Uber’s head of labour and employment for Latin America, Angélica Huacuja García – will hone in on the clash between the gig economy and unions. Panellists will question whether millennials’ and centennials’ vocal support for non-traditional working models undermines the extent to which unions can continue to be a representative force for future generations of workers.

A fifth and final panel sheds light on the best practices with which to investigate and manage a harassment claim, in light of a growing public consciousness in favour of stamping out discrimination in the workplace, epitomised by the #MeToo movement. Carmen Ortiz, former US attorney for Massachusetts, is confirmed to share her experiences.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities please contact the events team at llevents@latinlawyer.com.

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