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Employment & Pensions

Regardless of the circumstances, the labor practice and the management of the relationship between Companies, employees and the control and/or inspection entities have been a key issue within organizations in order to guarantee the successful and efficiently achievements of the operational goals, but above all, to properly manage their human resources as the most important.

Working with CMS Rodríguez-Azuero entails working with a team of expert lawyers who will always support you, not only throughout crisis situations, resolution and legal representation, but in the timely and adequate design of preventive and improving strategies. Our labor, social security and migratory team advises domestic and international clients in regards with the issues that may affect their activities in Colombia and abroad.

Our services include:

  • Provide counsel in cases related to labor contracts, labor conditions adjustments, workplace regulations, hiring, dismissals, retirement plans, sanctions, apprenticeships, policies and measures in occupational hazards, labor risk, and, all issues related with the core business on this matter.
  • Provide counsel in cases related with expats and the integral management of immigration permits and Colombian visas.
  • Provide legal representation to the clients in judicial processes, judicial conciliation, as well as proceedings before the administrative authorities.
  • Best practice reports to verify the fulfillment of the labor and social security regulations.
  • In merger and acquisition transactions, we also develop due diligence processes.
  • Provide advice in due diligence operations and legal representation in matters related to the inspections process carried out by the Unidad de Gestión Pensional y Parafiscales (UGPP) (special administrative entity in charge of the surveillance of the social security and payroll contributions of employers).
  • Provide advice in due diligence operations and legal presentation in the processes of real and presumed debt, in pension contributions, before Entidades Administradoras de Pensiones.
  • Provide advice in due diligence operations and legal presentation in disability recovery processes, before Entidades Promotoras de Salud (EPS).
  • Advice on pensions, contributions to social security and application of bilateral agreements between Colombia and other countries in pension matters.

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Pension reform approved?
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On April 23, 2024, Bill 293, which seeks to modify the current General Pension System, managed to obtain the necessary votes before the Senate of the Republic to be approved and, consequently, in the...
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New jurisprudential position on the counting of time contributed to the...
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23/01/2024
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13/12/2023
PENSION REFORM PROJECT: WHAT IS THE DEBATE ABOUT?
On June 14, 2023, the Seventh Commission of the Senate of the Republic approved in the first debate Law No. 293 of 2023, which establishes the Comprehensive Social Protection System for old age, disability...
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Analysis of the legal opinion provided by the Ministry of Labour in regard...
At the end of August of 2023, the Ministry of Labour issued a legal opinion in which they analyzed the dispositions stated in Article 190 of the Colombian Labour Statute which establishes the obligation...
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Implications of Law 2306 of 2023 and the employment legal provisions for...
On July 31 of 2023 the Congress issued the Law 2306 of 2023 which main goal is to promote the protection of maternity and primary childhood. Even though this Law includes provisions related to incentive...
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Whistleblower protection and reporting channels in Colombia
1. Is there a law on whistleblowing in your country? No, there is currently no law for reporting irregularities, but bills are being passed that seek to regulate aspects of business risks, which will...
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