Friday, 28 August, 2020

Brazil: Labor Public Prosecutor’s Office requires examination of PCR – among others measures – on pre-boarding on oil platforms

Legal memos

As a result of opinion No. 001236.2020.01.000/0, the Labor Prosecutor’s Office determined companies operating in the oil sector to adopt a series of measures to prevent the occurrence of outbreaks or transmission of COVID-19 on oil platforms. Among such measures, and in order to prevent contamination and make the anticipated detection of the COVID, the […]

Thursday, 20 August, 2020

Puerto Rico Supreme Court holds that discrimination on the basis of prior convictions does not fall under protected category of social origin and condition

Legal memos

On July 27, 2020 the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico issued an opinion in Garib v. Hospital Español Auxilio Mutuo, 2020 TSPR 69. The mentioned court ruled that discrimination based on prior convictions does not give rise to a cause of action for discrimination on the basis of social condition, which is protected under the […]

Friday, 3 July, 2020

Spanish Government approves extension of ERTEs until 30 September 2020

Legal memos

The Spanish Government approved last Friday, June 26, the Royal Decree-Law 24/2020 extending the  temporary layoff procedures “ERTE”. After a long and difficult negotiation with social and economic parties, the Government finally agreed to extend the validity of ERTEs of force majeure until September 30, without any exclusion concerning the activity or industrial sector of […]

Friday, 5 June, 2020

Chile: Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Chile and the Government of the People’s Republic of China

Legal memos

Chile has signed various agreements to avoid double international taxation, among them is the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Chile and the Government of the People’s Republic of China to Eliminate Double Taxation and to Prevent Tax Evasion and Avoidance in Relation to Income Taxes, which has been in force since January […]

Wednesday, 20 May, 2020

Mexico: Restart of Economic Activities

Legal memos

Despite the fact that Mexico is currently facing the height and most critical moment of the Covid-19 pandemic, on May 14, 2020 it was published in the Federal Official Gazette the “Decree establishing the strategy for the reopening of the social, educational and economic activities, as well as a “stoplight” system by regions to weekly […]

Monday, 4 May, 2020

COVID-19: New measures concerning commercial leases

Legal memos

Royal Decree-Law 15/2020, of April 21st, has added complementary measures concerning economy and employment. Below you will find the most relevant FAQs for commercial tenancy agreements.   To what lease agreements do the new measures apply to? The measures adopted apply exclusively to commercial leases, except for  those cases where the parties have already reached […]