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Employment & Pensions Lawyers

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. For that purpose the design of a labor legal process suited to their main requirements, and, observing the dynamic of the actual regulations, will be required for those Companies interested to know their obligations, actual costs and eventual contingencies related with their activities and their future projects.

Working with CMS Roríguez-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: individual labor relationships, due diligence, collective relationships, social security and migratory.

Our services include:

  • Provide counsel in the focus areas, implementation of labor policies, and management of individual and collective labor disputes.
  • Provide counsel in cases related to labor contracts, labor conditions adjustments, workplace regulations, hiring, dismissals, sanctions, apprenticeships, occupational hazards, labor risk, and, all issues related with the core business.
  • 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 fulfilment of the labor and social security regulations.
  • Analysis and estimation of the labor risks related with the acts object of review and, if found, the design and implementation of the corrective and mitigating measures.
  • Formalization of the labor relationships and withdrawal or retirement plans.
  • Provide counsel and assistance in case of administrative inspection proceedings regarding the payment of social security contributions, pension matters, among others directly related.
  • In merger and acquisition transactions, we also develop due diligence processes to verify if the target companies or businesses have adequate compliance programs or if they have specific risks associated with possible responsibilities of the acquirer (successor liability).
  • Advising in due diligence operations for potential inspection 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); Advising and legal representation in matters related to the Inspection Process carried out by the UGPP; Advising and legal representation in matters related to Penalty Process carried out by the UGPP; Advising and legal representation in matters related to the recovery and payment process carried out by the UGPP; Advising and legal representation in inspection process for individuals carried out by the UGPP.
 
Adriana Escobar
Adriana Escobar
Partner
Colombia, Bogotá
Adriana is a Partner for the Firm and leads the Employment & Pensions practice. She is a lawyer, with more than 18 years of experience advising national and multinational clients on labour law, comprehensive...
Valentina Ojeda
Valentina Ojeda
Senior Associate
Colombia, Bogotá
Valentina is a Senior Associate for the Firm in the Employment & Pensions practice. She is a lawyer with a specialization from the Universidad del Norte in Employment Law and Social Security. She has...
Sara Patricia Ariza
Sara Patricia Ariza
Associate
Colombia, Bogotá
Sara is an Associate for the Employment & Pensions practice area in the Firm. She has a law degree from Universidad del Rosario, a minor in business administration, and is currently pursuing a post-graduate...
Carolina Avella
Carolina Avella
Associate
Colombia, Bogotá
Carolina is an Associate for the Firm in the Employment & Pensions area. She is a lawyer and has a specialization in Labor Law and Social Security from Universidad Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del...
Juan Felipe Cedeño
Juan Felipe Cedeño
Associate
Colombia, Bogotá
Juan Felipe is an associate in the firm´s Employment & Pensions practice area. Lawyer graduated from the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana and holds an advanced degree in Employment Law and Industrial...
Laura Juanita Curcho
Laura Juanita Curcho
Associate
Colombia, Bogotá
Juanita is an Associate for the Firm in the Employment & Pensions. She is a lawyer from Universidad Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario with a relevant course in State Matters and Public Policies...
Sara Figueroa
Sara Figueroa
Associate
Colombia, Bogotá
Sara is an Associate for the Employment & Pensions practice area in the Firm.  She is a lawyer from Universidad del Rosario and is in the process of obtaining a specialization degree in labor law from...
Mayra Alejandra Jiménez
Mayra Alejandra Jiménez
Associate
Colombia, Bogotá
Mayra is an Associate of the Firm in the Employment & Pensions area. She is a lawyer and political scientist from Universidad de los Andes and student of the specialization in labor law from Universidad...
Natalia Linares
Natalia Linares
Associate
Colombia, Bogotá
Natalia is an Associate for the Firm in the Employment & Pensions practice. She is a bilingual lawyer with four years of experience advising companies in different Labor Law processes, preparation of...
María Adelaida Ramírez
María Adelaida Ramírez
Associate
Colombia, Bogotá
María Adelaida is an Associate of the Firm in the Employment & Pensions - Social Security practice of the Firm. She is a lawyer and has a specialization from Universidad Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora...