About Littler Venezuela

Littler is the largest law practice in the world devoted exclusively to representing management in every aspect of labor and employment law, with more than 1,200 attorneys and 75 offices worldwide.

Littler established a reputation over 75 years as one of the leading firms in the United States representing employers and has expanded outside the country to better serve a growing list of international clients. Littler expanded into Latin America when it opened its first international office in Caracas, Venezuela in 2010. Today Littler is the largest law firm in Venezuela exclusively dedicated to the practice of labor and employment law, with offices in the cities of Caracas and Valencia.

Our lawyers in Venezuela practice labor law throughout the country and advise clients on regional matters throughout Latin America. With our collective knowledge, we provide clients with comprehensive legal services covering the full range of workplace issues, including general labor advice, litigation and labor dispute resolution, immigration, executive transfers, negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, union matters, collective conflict resolution, and international employment and labor law.

Juan Carlos Varela & Associates

People

Liliana Acuña Ibarra

Associate
+58 241.824.4322

Claudia Alimenti

Associate
+58 212.610.5450

Ricardo Alonso

Shareholder
+58 212.610.5466

Victoria Alvarez

Associate
+58 212.610.5477

Daniela Arevalo

Associate
+58 212.610.5473

Sandra Castillo

Associate
+58 212.610.5450

Adriana Carvajal

Associate
+58 241.824.4322

Daniel Jaime

Associate
+58 212.610.5450

Maria Eugenia Kattar Hueck

Associate
+58 241.824.4322

Ilyana Carolina León

Associate
+58 212.951.4455

Liliana Salazar

Shareholder
+58 212.610.5465

Juan Carlos Varela

Office Managing Shareholder
(305) 400-7503

Practice Areas

General Labor and Employment Advice

In this area of practice, we address clients’ inquires about all labor and employment and social security matters. Our lawyers draft and negotiate employment contracts, and develop, draft, adapt and review internal company policies, handbooks, codes of ethics, rules of conduct, compensation and benefits plans, sales plans, general payment receipts, paystubs, and settlement agreements used by employers in their daily activities, to help employers ensure compliance with legal requirements and reduce risks. We help clients accurately calculate and review termination benefits and severance packages, structure compensation packages in light of labor and tax implications, and provide advice about the interpretation of the law and judicial and administrative decisions.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Our lawyers provide legal representation to companies in all aspects of employment and labor law disputes (e.g., litigation, agency claims, sanction proceedings) before both judicial and administrative agencies. Our litigation department has been involved as lead counsel in some of the most relevant decisions issued by the Supreme Court of Justice in Venezuela.

Labor Relations

Employer labor relations is one of the most complicated areas of Venezuelan labor law. Littler Venezuela has some of the most experienced lawyers in the country (and in the Latin American region) in handling conflict resolution. Trained in cutting-edge negotiation techniques, our lawyers work with clients to negotiate collective bargaining agreements, manage union relations and collective conflicts, and develop strategies and implementation for personnel reduction.

Immigration and Executive Transfers

The consulting services at Littler Venezuela also include comprehensive guidance on hiring expatriates working in Venezuela and Venezuelan employees assigned abroad, negotiating employment contract terminations, and negotiating and preparing confidentiality and non-compete agreements. This area of practice also includes advice in immigration matters to enter Venezuela or any other country in the region.

Our Offices

Experienced Team

In Venezuela, Littler is led by a group of lawyers with established reputations in all areas of labor and employment law. They are frequently quoted in national and international publications, serve as recognized advisors, and contribute numerous articles on employment and labor law issues.

Littler has designed preventative programs, including audits and training, that help employers prevent or mitigate risks, correct actions, and establish and/or revise policies before time-consuming and costly lawsuits arise.  

We have also developed instructional programs, training courses, manuals and online legal tools (including the high-traffic website actualidadlaboral.com.ve) to help employers comply with labor and employment laws in all of the jurisdictions in which they operate. Additionally, Littler conducts seminars and conferences that provide up-to-date information on leading labor and employment law issues. Our annual conference series includes: The Labor Update (Venezuela), Labor Perspectives in Venezuela (Venezuela), and The Executive Employer® (United States).

Our team of lawyers at Littler Venezuela pride themselves on their professionalism and adherence to the rules of ethics, demonstrating the utmost respect for our clients and compliance with national and international standards regarding conflicts of interest.

Caracas

Av. Sanatorio del Avila
Complejo Ciudad Center, Torre B, Piso 2
Boleita, Caracas 1071
Venezuela

Valencia

Torre Platinum (B.O.D.), Oficina 14-1, Piso 14
Urb. San José de Tarbes, Av. 96, Nro. 138-41
Valencia 2001
Venezuela