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This article is the second in a series which provides an overview of employment law in Colombia and will focus on laws prohibiting discrimination and harassment in the workplace and remedies available to employees for violations of the law.

As many have read in recent news, an American business executive was held captive by employees of his medical supply factory outside of Beijing. The workers were reportedly worried about wages, layoffs, and the factory closing. While not harmed (he was brought three hot meals a day and allowed access to his attorneys), the executive was not allowed to leave the factory for six days until he agreed to what he called the workers’ “unjustified ...

On December 14, 2102 the U.S. Department of Labor's (“DOL”)’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (“ILAB”) introduced “Reducing Child Labor and Forced Labor: A Toolkit for Responsible Businesses” (“the Toolkit”), the first guide developed by the U.S. government to help businesses combat child labor and forced labor in their global supply chains. Multi-national businesses have long been faced with the challenge of ensuring ...

Brazilian Basics

As a leading and influential economy in Latin America (and the world), Brazil is an attractive country for employers and employees. Among Brazil’s positive attributes are its rich and warm culture, amazing sites, trendy fashion, and great food! Brazil’s vast and vibrant economy sources include natural resources and raw materials, solar energy and other forms of alternative energy, tourism, manufacturing of numerous consumer ...

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