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We understand that the working dynamic of your company is based on people and their performance. Legal services capable of adding value in the areas of professional formation and labor relationship, along with its termination and collective negotiations, are the ones that have an impact on the professional performance of individuals that comprise companies, and in turn, have an impact on the business and results of the same.

We provide you integral advisory services in labor and social security issues, particularly in the areas of preparation and review of employment agreements, collective negotiations, immigration, visas, social security, and the structuring of compensation packages as well as incentives, and when conflicts are beyond avoidance, we are amply capable to represent you in areas such as mediation, negotiation, and litigious action.

Our team carries out constant follow-up of norm developments, and of the criteria applied by the administrative authorities as well as by the Courts of Law, so as to be able to deliver timely and adequate solutions.

Due to the economic impact as a result of the social unrest in Chile at the end of 2019, and the current contingency of COVID-19, our Employment & Pensions experts have been advising our clients, operating in various sectors such as fintech, banking, transportation and services; in matters of reorganisation, dismissals, as well as in the application of Law No. 21.227 on "Employment Protection" and possible conflicts that may arise with unions due to the measures that companies have had to take regarding their personnel.

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"They are a strategic ally in our labour management and we can count on them; despite being external, we consider them part of our team for their human and technical qualities, and dedication – far above other firms"

The Legal 500 - 2021

"CMS Carey & Allende’s reputable labour practice covers all manner of concerns. It handles day-to-day issues as well as more contentious matters, such as employee dismissals and collective bargaining disputes. Companies shutting down their operations come here for help making a smooth exit, while clients faced with union disputes know they are in good care"

Latin Lawyer 250

"The lawyers are especially effective and offer a multidisciplinary service to the client, handling delicate and complex issues with confidence. They are dedicated and have experience in each specific area we need - we've never lost a case with them"

Chambers Latin America

"CMS Carey & Allende's team is incredibly professional and business focused, with high levels of labour law specialization"

The Legal 500 - 2019
May 2019
CMS On your radar
We are happy to share the ninth edi­tion of On your radar which brings you up­dates on key em­ploy­ment law de­vel­op­ments across jur­is­dic­tions.As we look ahead to our sum­mer hol­i­days, the Slov­aki­an de­vel­op­ment...
January 2019
CMS Guides to Dis­missals
CMS Em­ploy­ment Prac­tice Area Group is pleased to share with you the 2019 edi­tion of the Guides to Dis­missal­sThe CMS Guides to Dis­missals are in­ten­ded to help em­ploy­ers an­ti­cip­ate the pos­sible courses...
29 October 2018
CMS On your radar
Our latest edi­tion of On Your Radar con­tains a num­ber of in­ter­est­ing themes, in­clud­ing the in­ter­ac­tion between app based tech­no­logy and em­ploy­ment law. While the is­sues raised in the Span­ish gig eco­nomy...


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20 April 2021
COV­ID-19 vac­cin­a­tion and test­ing in Chile - em­ploy­ment law per­spect­ive
Vac­cin­a­tion 1. What op­tions does the em­ploy­er have to en­cour­age em­ploy­ees to be vac­cin­ated? Can the em­ploy­er provide a fin­an­cial in­cent­ive to em­ploy­ees?  Em­ploy­ers can raise aware­ness and in­form their...
27 October 2020
Sexu­al har­ass­ment in the work­place in Chile
1. Please de­scribe wheth­er there is any leg­al reg­u­la­tion (laws or col­lect­ive bar­gain­ing agree­ments) or oth­er meas­ures in this jur­is­dic­tion which pro­hib­it sexu­al har­ass­ment in the work­place, and since...
13 October 2020
Man­aging the chal­lenges of the post COV­ID work­place
Few can deny the im­pact that the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has had and is hav­ing on the way people work since the glob­al es­cal­a­tion of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic in March 2020. "We have seen massive changes take place...
21 September 2020
Dis­missal law and reg­u­la­tion in Chile
1. Dis­missal of em­ploy­ees 1.1 Reas­ons for dis­missal Reas­ons re­lated to the nature of the ser­vices provided by the em­ploy­ee or his po­s­i­tion in the com­pany.lower-alphaEx­pir­a­tion of a fixed-term em­ploy­ment...
27 April 2020
Gov­ern­ment sup­port for busi­ness and work­ers in Chile
1. What gov­ern­ment schemes(s) are avail­able in your coun­try to help em­ploy­ers and work­ers in the cur­rent COV­ID-19 crisis and for how long? Law No. 21.227, pub­lished on 6 April 2020, reg­u­lates the dif­fer­ent...
09 April 2020
Leg­al as­pects of the Cov­id-19 crisis in Chile
The situ­ation with COV­ID-19, the dis­ease caused by the coronavir­us, is still de­vel­op­ing, but there are some key is­sues that em­ploy­ers should be aware of. Be­low you will find our guidelines for Chile with...
06 March 2020
Coronavir­us – Pro­tect­ing against sup­ply chain dis­rup­tion when ship­ping...
De­vel­op­ing a sup­ply chain re­sponse to the coronavir­us out­break in­volves be­ing ready be­fore such a crisis hits. Al­though the long-term con­sequences are yet to play out, the coronavir­us out­break already...
04 March 2020
Coronavir­us - key con­sid­er­a­tions for em­ploy­ers world­wide
The situ­ation with Cov­id-19 (Coronavir­us) is still de­vel­op­ing and is be­ing fol­lowed world­wide with great in­terest and ob­vi­ous con­cern. In this brief­ing, we con­sider some of the key is­sues that em­ploy­ers...
07 August 2019
Singa­pore Con­ven­tion on Me­di­ation signed by 46 coun­tries at open­ing in...
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a Form­al Law Al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. The United Na­tions Con­ven­tion on In­ter­na­tion­al Set­tle­ment Agree­ments Res­ult­ing from Me­di­ation...
23 May 2019
Tack­ling single-use plastics: the ad­vent of many leg­al meas­ures which will...
Yes­ter­day’s an­nounce­ment that sub­ject to cer­tain ex­cep­tions plastic straws, plastic stemmed cot­ton buds and plastic bever­age stir­rers in Eng­land will be pro­hib­ited from sup­ply as of April 2020 has gained...
17 May 2018
Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence and Ro­bot­ics: From a La­bour and Tax Per­spect­ive...
Mod­ern in­form­a­tion tech­no­logy, in­tel­li­gent al­gorithms and pro­duc­tion ro­bots are strongly in­flu­en­cing the work­ing world in the 21st cen­tury. Every­day tasks are already be­ing per­formed by in­tel­li­gent al­gorithms...