Holland & Knight Mexico Practice - Labor and Employment

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Labor, Employment and Benefits Our Labor and Employment Practice in Mexico represents national and international companies in all kind of labor conflicts, either individual or collective. In the same manner, our labor and employment team specializes in advising clients on compliance with labor legislation in Mexico. Our team has broad experience in individual and collective litigation before the Local and Federal Conciliation and Arbitration Labor Boards. In addition, our L&E lawyers have substantial experience in labor due diligence processes, designing and implementing strategies for the transfer of employees and massive layoffs; advising clients on internal investigations, negotiating employment termination processes for executives, designing private pension plans, non-compete and confidentiality agreements, and in general all topics related to strategic labor planning. Our advice is focused on helping our clients optimizing their human resources, developing innovative alternatives to address labor problems, seeking to prevent conflicts and an adequate legal and HR oriented planning, resulting in more stable labor relationships and as a consequence a lower litigation rate.

INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIPS  Strategic planning of executive compensation and employee benefits plans  Investigations of employees, with a specific focus on white-collar employees  Employment termination strategies and processes, including the calculation of severance packages as well as drafting and implementing termination agreements  Strategic planning for hiring expatriates in Mexico  Representation of employers in individual litigation, including high-profile expatriate cases  Strategic planning of labor structures in compliance with Mexico's outsourcing regime  Representation of employers before labor authorities in inspections regarding general employment conditions and other matters  Drafting and negotiating employment agreements, including confidentiality and non-compete covenants  Executive stock option plans  Profit-sharing strategies and structuring  Labor obligations related to the structuring and implementation of any merger, acquisition (private or public), divestiture or other forms of a company reorganization, including achievement of the client's post-closing objectives  Strategies for the transfer of personnel, including implementation of the transfer plan  Coordination of multijurisdictional transactions  Due diligence on relevant labor issues relating to corporate and financial transactions and the negotiation of warranties

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COLLECTIVE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIPS  Implementation, negotiation and termination of collective bargaining agreements  Represent companies in all kind of collective complaints, calls for strike and complaints derived from the Collective Bargaining Agreements

RESTRUCTURING OF WORKFORCE  Analysis of workforce restructuring and related labor issues  Drafting of the required documentation, assistance with negotiation with employee representatives and in the implementation of the restructuring, including collective dismissals and employment plans

LABOR COMPLIANCE  Day-to-day advice on all aspects of labor law and human resources matters (e.g., paid vacation, harassment, remuneration, rules applicable to the reduction of working hours, internal regulations, overtime payment, etc.)  Design and structuring of plans in order to comply with employer-related responsabilities derived from Collective Employment Relationships and the labor legislation

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