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Valentina Ojeda

Senior Associate

CMS Rodríguez-Azuero
Carrera 11 #77a-99
Edificio Revista Semana
Bogotá
Colombia
Languages English, Spanish

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 more than 6 years of experience advising national and international clients in individual labour law and social security matters, providing advice on pension planning, contributions to social security, advise for expatriates and Colombians abroad on the proper application of bilateral agreements between Colombia and other countries in pension matters, advisory through the process of recognition of old age, disability and survivor’s pension, among others.

Valentina has also taught Social Security courses in Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.

Professional Experience:

  • 2023-present – Senior Associate, CMS Rodríguez-Azuero, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2020-2023 – Social Security Coordinator, CMS Rodríguez-Azuero, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2017-2019 – Lawyer Associate, Chapman & Asociados, Barranquilla, Colombia
  • 2015-2016 – Intern in Employment and Social Security Law , Consultorio Jurídico de la Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia
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Memberships & Roles

  • Member of the Colegio de Abogados del Trabajo y la Seguridad Social
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Education

  • 2017 – Specialization in Employment Law, Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia
  • 2016 – Diploma Degree in training as conciliators, Barranquilla, Colombia.
  • 2016 – Lawyer, Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia
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30/04/2024
Pension reform, What progress has the bill made before Congress and what...
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...
27/02/2024
New jurisprudential position on the counting of time contributed to the...
On 31 January 2024, the Labour Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice issued Sentence SL 138 of 2024, in which it modified the position on the equivalence of time contributed to the General Social Security...
28/06/2023
Cost-cutting and restructuring in times of crisis
A tough global economic outlook is driving many employers to review their operational costs. Across businesses, hard questions are being asked about where efficiencies can be made – and ultimately what...
14/06/2023
Constitutional court: women will be able to retire with 1.000 weeks of...
On June 6, 2023, the entire chamber of the Constitutional Court declared unconstitutional paragraph 2 of numeral 2 of article 9 of Law 797 of 2003, concerning the contribution time of women. This article...
07/06/2023
What happens to an employee’s pension contributions who works and contributes...
In recent years, different international organizations have emerged, with the aim of creating and strengthening ties of cooperation and coordination between Nations. From this harmonization, the Ibero-Amer­ic­an...
19/12/2022
INCREASE THE MAXIMUM LIMIT FOR CONTRIBUTION PURPOSES TO THE SOCIAL SECURITY...
Last November 28th, the President of the Republic, through his Ministry of Labor, published the Decree 2322 of 2022, by means of which he regulated the maximum limit of the contribution base of the General...
16/11/2022
The maximun contribution in the elderly retirement system: A new jur­is­pru­den­tial...
13/05/2022
Proposals of the new government plans of the presidential candidates regarding...
On the eve of the first round of the presidential elections, where voters will decide who becomes the president of the Republic of Colombia for the next four years, it is important to show and analyze...
02/09/2021
The Constitutional Court declared the Social Protection Floor (PPS) based...
With Decree 1174 of August 27, 2020, the operation and access to the Social Protection Floor (PPS) was regulated as a mechanism that offers basic social guarantees to those people who receive monthly...
26/07/2021
Practical instructions for the payment of the remaining contributions to...
Let us recall that Decree 558 of 2020 authorized an economic relief in favor of employers and dependent and independent workers, partially exonerating them from the payment of the contribution to the...
17/06/2020
Solidarity tax by the COVID 19
On April 15 the Government issued Decree Law 568 of 2020, which created the Solidarity Tax by Covid-19. This, in accordance with the Declaration of the State of Economic, Social and Ecological Emergency...
21/04/2020
ABC of Decree 558 2020
Decree 558 of 2020, issued on April 15 of 2020, implements new measures to temporally decrease the percentage fee of contributions to the General Pension System, in order to alleviate cash flow within...