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Maria Teresa Mendoza

Maria Teresa Mendoza

Partner

Morgan & Morgan
Panama

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Maria Teresa Mendoza is a Partner at Morgan & Morgan and chairs the Labor Practice Group. Her expertise includes more than 20 years of advising local companies and multinational corporations on all labor and employment matters, including compensation and benefits for employees, internal regulations, treatment of expatriate executives, mergers and acquisitions, labor due diligence and social security, among others.

Mrs. Mendoza holds a Degree in Law and Political Sciences from the Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua in Panama (J.D. equivalent); and obtained Postgraduate Degree in Labor Law from Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua and Commercial Law, from Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia. She also regularly participates as speaker at labor law seminars.

Mrs. Mendoza is admitted to practice law in the Republic of Panama, and is also an active member of the National Minimum Wage Commission.

Prior to joining Morgan & Morgan, Mrs. Mendoza was first a Partner for 18 years at a local firm dedicated to labor law, and then, it became Partner at a consulting regional firm specializing in corporate labor counsel and related affairs, for 4 years.

Recognitions:

Who’s Who recognition, 2016: “Is a partner in the firm´s labour practice and is particularly proficient in the treatment of expatriate executives and offers advisory services to companies operating under special schemes and similar matters”.
Articles

New Law Establishes a Legal Framework for the Comprehensive Approach to Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Morgan & Morgan, September 2018

Law 40 has, among other, some provisions that affect the workplace, such as the following: Obligations and prohibitions for employers: Any discrimination and stigmatizing or segregating act is prohibited to the detriment of those affected, as well as against their relatives and friends. Every employer is obliged to implement practical ILO recommendations on STI and HIV, and must take all necessary measures to effectively protect the life and health of its affected workers...

Paternity Leave for Employees and Public Servants (Panama)
Morgan & Morgan, July 2017

Act 27 was published in the Official Gazette No. 28285-B earlier this year, establishes the Paternity Leave, applicable both to employees of private sector, as well as to public servants, effective since May 25th, 2017.This Act, whose initiative was promoted by the Ministry of Labor, is based on the duty of the Panamanian state to protect the family, sacred in our Constitution...

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