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Alberto Gonzalez Torres practices in the area of employment law. He is a member of the Buenos Aires Bar Association and the San Isidro Bar Association. Alberto frequently contributes to The Global Employer — a Firm-sponsored publication — and has served as speaker for several Baker McKenzie conferences. He also co-authored Argentina's Proposed Labor Law Agreements for the National Law Center.

While the pandemic has disrupted business operations across the globe, Latin America is emerging as a promising destination and many companies are setting their sights on the region. More and more, companies are keen to understand what they need to know when expanding in Latin America from an employment perspective and how obligations and risk vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

Mainly during the pandemic, the use of technological resources for performing a job has significantly grown. As a result, the access to such resources in the context of internal investigations has become almost a must. This triggers relevant concerns from a data privacy and a labor perspective.

With major vaccine developments in Latin America, including kick-offs for vaccine campaigns, employers should consider whether a vaccination policy is right for their workplace, keeping in mind that such policies implicate a broad range of employment laws and regulations, and that many of these vary from country to country.

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With major vaccine developments in Latin America, including kick-offs for vaccine campaigns, employers should consider whether a vaccination policy is right for their workplace, keeping in mind that such policies implicate a broad range of employment laws and regulations, and that many of these vary from country to country.

LATAM has also been hit hard by COVID-19 and in late December 2020 certain countries started administering the first doses of vaccines. The news that a COVID-vaccine is finally becoming a reality presents organizations with the possibility of returning to business as normal.

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need to reshape employment models and more companies are examining extended remote work policies to provide flexibility for the benefit of both people and organizations.

The regional Employment & Compensation team is pleased to present the Latin America Remote Working Guide considering that organizations are in favor of remote working models and governments are responding to this increased trend.

Our aim is to answer some of the most pressing questions and provide you with the most up to date information on changing laws and regulations across 7 jurisdictions in Latin America.

The high level guidance in this document is not intended to be comprehensive legal advice.