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Puerto Rico Bans Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination in Employment

Last week, on May 29, 2013, Puerto Rico’s governor, Alejandro García Padilla, signed S.B. 238 into law enacting Act No. 22, which prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, both in the...more

6/6/2013 - Discrimination Gender Discrimination Gender Identity Hiring & Firing Job Applicants Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Termination Notice Periods Extended in Brazil—With Retroactive Effect!

Terminations in Brazil are tricky enough. If “just cause”—which is statutorily established and defined—does not exist, an employer can be on the hook for quite a bit, including indemnities and taxes tied to the balance in the...more

4/9/2013 - Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing Just Cause Notice Requirements Pre-Termination Notice Termination

Labor Reform Bill Passed in Mexico—What it Means for Employers Doing Business in Mexico

On November 13, 2012, for the first time in 40 years, after extensive consideration by both Mexico’s House of Representatives and its Senate, the Senate approved a significant labor reform bill, with far-reaching and...more

11/27/2012 - Anti-Discrimination Policies Anti-Harassment Policies International Labor Laws Outsourcing

Mexico Revamps Its Labor Law, Creating Increased Protection For Employees And Greater Clarity For Employers

On November 13, 2012, for the first time in 40 years, after extensive consideration by both Mexico’s House of Representatives and its Senate, the Senate approved a significant labor reform bill, with far-reaching and...more

11/20/2012 - Anti-Discrimination Policies Disability Outsourcing Paid Leave Subcontractors

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