Labor and Employment

ICAZA, GONZALEZ-RUIZ & ALEMAN has a team of attorneys specialized in labor law who offers a complete range of tools and practical solutions which enable our clients to manage their labor relationships in an efficient, safe and reliable way, due to their knowledge, proven experience and constant updating.

Our team assists our local and international clients from the same moment in which they start their operations in Panama, offering them a valuable support in labor and social security matters, including advice on individual labor contracts, salaries, working hours, overtime, labor unions, collective bargaining agreements, strikes, occupational hazards, calculation of labor rights and benefits, disciplinary sanctions and termination of labor relationships.

We represent our clients in individual and/or collective labor claims filed by employees, before the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, as well as before the Labor Courts in our country.

Our labor law team renders constant support to clients such as Caterpillar, Constructora Norberto Odebrecht, FCC Construcción, UBS Asesores, Banco Panamá, Banco Internacional de Costa Rica, GlaxoSmithKline, Cirsa, Panamerican Life Insurance Company, Samsung among others.


All labor matters, questions and concerns that you have, shall be handled and coordinated by Attorney Javier José Vallarino, person in charge of the Labor Affairs Department of ICAZA, GONZÁLEZ-RUIZ & ALEMÁN, with permanent support and active participation of Drs. Joaquín Díaz S. and Alexis V. Herrera R., partners of this firm which have vast experience in Labor Law.

Our labor law experts are part of the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) list of the “most important lawyers of Latin America” a guide for professional leaders of the private sector, product of the votes of their own members.