Diana Nehro

Diana Nehro

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

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Historic FCPA Settlement Reflects Increased Regulatory Focus on International Anticorruption Issues Arising from M&A Transactions

Most employers already know that violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (FCPA) has serious consequences, including significant fines. Those potential fines just got even heavier. On February 18, 2016, the U.S....more

3/29/2016 - Acquisitions Anti-Corruption Books & Records Bribery Compliance DOJ FCPA Government Officials SEC Settlement VimpelCom

The High Costs of Violating Puerto Rico’s Breastfeeding in the Workplace Law: Supreme Court Decides Right to Privacy Claim

Protections for breastfeeding employees in Puerto Rico just became even stronger. A recent ruling from Puerto Rico’s highest court in Siaca v. Bahía Beach Resort & Golf Club, LLC, held that failing to provide a safe, private,...more

3/15/2016 - Breastfeeding Corporate Counsel Demotions Emotional Distress Damages Penalties Puerto Rico Right to Privacy Supreme Court of Puerto Rico

South Africa’s Labour Court Rules Garden Leave and Noncompetition Clauses Enforceable

On February 9, 2016, in a victory for South African employers, South Africa’s Labour Court in Johannesburg addressed for the first time the applicability of garden leave in assessing the reasonableness of a post-termination...more

2/24/2016 - Confidential Information Corporate Executives Employment Contract Garden Leave Non-Compete Agreements Notice Requirements South Africa Termination

Puerto Rico's Qualifying Employees May Use Paid Sick Leave to Care for Others

Effective December 31, 2015, all employers in Puerto Rico with at least 16 employees must allow eligible employees to use up to 5 paid sick leave days to care for an ill spouse, parent, or child. Eligible employees are those...more

1/19/2016 - Caregivers FMLA Paid Leave Puerto Rico Sick Leave Wage and Hour

India Eases Rules for Foreign Investment in LLPs

India has relaxed its rules for foreign direct investments (FDI) for limited liability partnerships (LLPs), with a recent abolishment of the requirement of regulatory approval for a foreign-invested LLP in India. This change...more

12/11/2015 - Corporate Taxes Dividends Foreign Direct Investment Foreign Investment India Limited Liability Partnerships

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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