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Romero Arteta Ponce – Labor & Employment – Ecuador

“THE FIRM. This firm counts the likes of Toyota, Ford and Delta Air Lines amongst its clients. The practice group provides services across various labor and employment aspects, ranging from the management of contracts to disputes between employers and employees (taking into account the recent changes to regulation in this space). Work highlights have lately centered on the termination of employee contacts in the automotive sector.

Sources say: “The firm provides its clients with the right solutions. The team is highly knowledgeable and experienced, combined with an excellent level of market awareness.”

KEY INDIVIDUALS Marcelo Proaño is noted for his experience in this practice area and is accordingly described by sources as “an expert in labor law.”

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“Established in 1950, Romero Arteta Ponce is one of the oldest firms in Ecuador and has developed a good standing in the market. Its labor and employment experience complements the firm’s full-service approach and core strength in commercial matters. The team advises its broad international and domestic client base on a range of labor-related matters including collective bargaining, individual employee contracts, benefit plans, stock option programs, internal work regulations and work safety issues. Marcelo Proaño includes labor matters within his wider practice, which also covers banking and aviation law”.

The firm’s labor law attorneys counsel companies on labor relations issues including collective bargaining, individual employee contracts, benefit plans, stock option programs, internal work regulations and work safety issues.

In the last years Ecuador suffered important changes in Labor Law with the elimination of the intervention system with Mandate 8.

At the present moment, it is possible for companies to contract services with outsourcing companies only for the following services: security; food and beverage; cleaning and messenger services.

We also offer litigation and alternative dispute resolution services in this area.

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