Still time to join Latin Lawyer’s Labour & Employment conference

Remember to sign up for Latin Lawyer Connect: Labour & Employment conference, which will take place on 26 October. Read on for details of the event and how to register.

The event is co-chaired by Enrique Stile from Argentina’s Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal, Carolina Camacho of Colombia’s Posse Herrera Ruiz, Carolyn Knox from US firm Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart and Machado Meyer Advogados partner Andrea Giamondo Massei in Brazil.

To register for the conference, click here. The full programme for the event can be found here.

The conference will be held on digital media platform Zoom between 11:00 and 15:05 Eastern Time.

Gold sponsors for the event are Docket Navigator, Brazilian firms Machado Meyer and Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, Ogletree Deakins and Posse Herrera. Central America’s Aguilar Castillo Love, Porzio Ríos García in Santiago and US firm Proskauer Rose LLP are silver sponsors.

Among several prominent speakers are María Eugenia Cantenys, head of human resources in Argentina for India’s TATA Consultancy Services, and Sofia Gabriela Nuñez, global labour relations counsellor at US energy giant Chevron. The legal director for Latin America North at Swiss agrichemical business Syngenta, María Gonzalez, will participate in a discussion about increasing regional mobility, while Katherine Parr, global human resources director at Californian customer and technical solutions business Support.com, will examine the rising control of employers.

Following the co-chairs’ opening remarks, the first panel will examine the political changes taking place in Latin America and their impact on labour laws across the region, looking closely at the trends in labour matters in the current political climate. A roundtable-style workshop will follow, where participants will reflect on the benefits and challenges of independent contractors for companies. In another panel, in-house counsel and private practitioners will consider the growing regional mobility in Latin America and the tools available to help companies adapt. The conference will end with a panel looking at the dichotomy between the rising control of employers and the privacy rights of the employee.


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