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Icaza González-Ruiz & Alemán authors Panama’s chapter of Lexology Getting the Deal Through: Labour & Employment

Javier José Vallarino and Karen Tejeira co-author Lexology Getting the Deal Through: Labour & Employment 2021.


Lexology Getting The Deal Through provides international expert analysis in key areas of law, practice and regulation for corporate counsel, cross-border legal practitioners, and company directors and officers. 


In its sixteenth edition, the Labour & Employment guide addresses key questions on all matters of concern regarding labour law in multiple countries worldwide. 


Javier and Karen’s contributions to Panama’s chapter of the guide provides local insights on a wide range of topics, including legislation, protected employee categories and enforcement agencies; worker representation; checks on applicants; terms of employment; rules on foreign workers; post-employment restrictive covenants; liability for acts of employees; taxation of employees; employee-created IP; data protection; business transfers; termination of employment; dispute resolution; and recent trends.


Javier José Vallarino is the partner in charge of the Labour Department at Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán and Karen Tejeira is an associate specialized in Labour Law. Their combined experience of over 25 years in their field allows them to provide comprehensive labour and social security advice to local and international companies operating in Panama.


To read Panama’s chapter on Lexology Getting The Deal Through Labour & Employment 2021, click here.


Panama extends validity of residence permits for foreigners

Resolution No. 636 of January 27, 2021


Through Resolution 636 of January 27, 2021, Panama’s National Immigration Service extends the validity of residence permits issued to foreigners, which expired on March 13, 2020, to June 30, 2021. Any expired permit or stay during this period will not generate fines due to expiration.


The processes include:

  • Provisional permit cards
  • Non-resident visas
  • Judicial Stay Cards
  • Immigration Regularization Cards
  • Tourist stays


Birth and marriage certificates previously issued until June 30, 2021, and that have expired during the period from March 13, 2020, to January 31, 2021, will be recognized as valid.


For more information or assistance on immigration matters

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