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Porzio Ríos García | Chile | 24 Apr 2022

The Intellectual Property Review: Chile

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Porzio Ríos García | Chile | 16 Feb 2022

The Employment Law Review: Chile

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Porzio Ríos García | Chile | 24 Oct 2021

Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits in Chile

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Porzio Ríos García | Chile | 30 Sep 2021

Tax on Inbound Investment in Chile

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Porzio Ríos García | Chile | 29 Sep 2021

The International Trade Law Review: Chile

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Porzio Ríos García | Chile | 2 Sep 2020

Return to work and workplace safety measures amid COVID-19 outbreak

Active cases of COVID-19 are slowly beginning to decrease in Chile. In some areas, the authorities are gradually easing lockdown and movement restrictions. In this slow transition out of pandemic mode, companies are beginning to resume operations. As such, the Ministry of Employment has created a Step-by-Step Employment Plan which highlights the safety and prevention measures that employers......
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Porzio Ríos García | Chile | 14 Aug 2019

Civil court declares nullity of 16 inter-company unions

The 24th Civil Court of Santiago recently found that 16 inter-company unions had been created with the sole purpose of granting union privileges to their leaders and ordered the unions to be removed from the Labour Authority's register. The ruling is of great relevance as it is the first time that a civil court has dissolved a union for illicit activity contrary to the spirit of the law that......
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Porzio Ríos García | Chile | 13 Mar 2019

Change of Supreme Court doctrine regarding limitation periods in employment actions

The Supreme Court recently decided a variation on limitation periods for employment actions – the so-called 'content doctrine' – which stresses the nature of relief sought by plaintiffs. However, the doctrine is problematic, as it implicitly extends limitation periods by calculating them from the date of termination of employment and not from the date on which any wrongdoing was committed.
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Porzio Ríos García | Chile | 14 Nov 2018

Santiago court holds state agencies liable for negligent protection of trapped miners' occupational safety

The Ninth Civil Court of Santiago recently held that three state agencies had been negligent in protecting the occupational safety of 31 trapped miners and ordered the Treasury to pay approximately €101,523 to each miner. In its defence, the state argued that the significant amount spent in rescuing and compensating the miners (approximately €8.63 million) had protected their moral suffering.
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Porzio Ríos García | Chile | 29 Aug 2018

Companies may continue to offer historical benefits to non-union employees without union consent

Following a recent opinion rendered by the Labour Board, companies may continue to extend to non-union employees benefits which they received before they were added to a collective bargaining agreement, because such benefits are not an attribute of the collective bargaining agreement for non-union employees. This new position impedes union interference in the granting of benefits to employees......
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