We are a country that attracts investments from nationals and foreigners due to its privileged geographic location in the continent, transportation, and logistics infrastructure. So, every day, new corporations are created to manage businesses within the national territory and the region. However, as companies strive for success, they must comply with all labor law regulations in Panama.
Labor law in Panama is responsible for structuring and reviewing labor contracts and internal regulations, managing the legal relationship between employee and employer, managing relationships with the various unions in your industry, and navigating legal processes in labor matters.
Contracts are fundamental tools for defining the relationship between employers and employees and should be well structured. Expert labor law advice ensures that all rights and responsibilities are appropriately stipulated, protecting both parties. Avoid potential problems, as poorly drafted or incomplete contracts can lead to costly legal consequences and damage professional and employment relationships.
Internal regulations are the foundation of a harmonious and safe work environment. In Panama, these regulations are not optional. Companies with ten or more employees require internal regulations. They are reviewed and approved by the Ministry of Labor and Workforce Development.
They cover essential issues such as safety, working hours, vacations, and disciplinary procedures, among others. As a result, companies must consult with legal experts to develop comprehensive, legally sound, and up-to-date policies.
Employer-employee and business-union relations are often delicate, yet they are fundamental factors for the growth and good functioning of any business.
Panamanian labor law promotes the welfare of workers and good relations between companies and unions. Any deviation from this scenario should be handled by legal advisors specialized in negotiation and conflict resolution to ensure compliance with labor law and to transform potential points of disagreement into avenues of growth and understanding.
Labor mediation is a process used to resolve disputes outside the judicial system, saving costs and time for both parties; with relevant and adequate legal advice, solutions can be achieved that satisfy all parties involved, unlike the results of litigation, where generally, one party wins and the other loses.
Counseling with legal experts during labor negotiations offers immeasurable benefits. We provide an unbiased perspective, ensure fair deals, and help achieve favorable outcomes while guaranteeing the legal rights of employers and employees.
A team of legal advisors can help you avoid long-term problems, maintain positive union relations, and ensure legally sound internal regulations and flawless labor contracts.
In labor law, litigation is considered the last resort to resolve any dispute. However, instances such as negotiation and mediation in some cases are not an alternative because they depend on the willingness of both parties to reach an agreement.
Legal representation, in these cases, is paramount to navigating the tangled web of legal proceedings without risking compliance issues. As legal experts, we offer proven strategies to help you smooth the way by attending to the details of employment litigation.
We encourage companies to seek our legal services to strengthen operations, optimize growth, and maintain compliance with Panama’s labor laws.
Our team is here to serve you with integrity and professionalism on a continuous and permanent basis.