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Diana Zuleta Martinez

The demands on employers created by market and economic shifts, technological change, globalization and global workforce mobility, as well as growing regulatory scrutiny on corporate compliance and ethics, mean that employment and labor challenges for companies in Colombia are greater than ever. DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán’s employment practice advises foreign and national clients regarding labor law and employment matters and helps them meet their workforce objectives in Colombia. We partner with our clients, wherever they do business, to find solutions and manage risk in relation to their employment, incentives, remuneration structure and outsourcing of personnel legal challenges and objectives. Our experience in labor law matters focuses on individual and collective labor law, labor law litigation, social security law, labor administrative proceedings before labor authorities and immigration law. Our clients range from startups to emerging multinationals and some of the biggest and best-known brands in the world. We work with them locally, internationally and across borders to help them drive consistency, deliver cost savings and identify and manage their priorities and risk across multiple locations.

Our services include:

  • Advising on individual and collective (relationship with unions) labor law matters
  • Advising on the structuring and implementation of compensation plans and retirement plans
  • Drafting human resources policies and procedures
  • Negotiating collective bargaining agreements
  • Conducting labor due diligence and transactions
  • Litigating in employment-related disputes
  • Providing representation in proceedings before administrative authorities in Colombia (among them, the Ministry of Labor and UGPP, the entity overseeing social security contribution compliance)
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Camilo Martínez Beltrán

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Diana Zuleta Martinez

Labour area Director

(57) 1 317-4720 ext.138

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  • Supported San Francisco-based tech companies Unity Technologies and Twilio in the initiation of operations in Colombia and hiring of personnel (including termination-of-services agreements with contractors)
  • Supported a procurement, engineering and construction company in significant litigations before the labor courts in Colombia and in several administrative investigations before the Ministry of Labor concerning allegations of wrongful dismissal
  • Negotiated collective bargaining agreements with the strongest union in the oil and gas industry and with unions of the medical gases industry
  • Supported one of the largest outsourcing companies in Colombia before the Ministry of Labor regarding administrative investigations for labor intermediation
  • Structured the labor conditions (salary structure, types of contracts, work hours, shifts, among others) of the largest medical center for respiratory therapy in Colombia
  • Currently advising Pharmacielo Ltda (a pharmaceutical company) regarding the initiation of operations in Colombia
  • Advised one of the largest restaurant chains in Bogotá in restructuring its labor policies and procedures and in significant labor litigation with contractors who alleged the existence of a business relationship with the company

 

 

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