About Littler Mexico

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 1,500 attorneys and 80 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 in 2010 and into Mexico in 2012. Today Littler is a prominent law firm in Mexico exclusively dedicated to the practice of labor and employment law, with offices in the cities of Mexico City and Monterrey.

We have extensive experience working with institutions and labor authorities in Mexico on the local, state and federal levels, as well as with international organizations. We focus on providing legal services to clients in the areas of labor consulting, individual labor litigation, collective matters, social security and immigration.

We regularly assist our multinational clients with cross-border operations, preventative measures to avoid litigation, and other labor issues. When litigation arises, we have experienced trial lawyers who have represented clients in a wide range of individual and collective actions. We also negotiate and execute labor agreements, negotiate terminations and conduct audits, and assist employers with their internal operations, from regulations and compliance to implementation of pension plans, employee policies and employment contracts, and labor restructuring that results from mergers and acquisitions.

Practice Areas

Employment Advice and Strategic Consulting
  • Recruitment of employees in Mexico
  • Hiring expatriates working in Mexico and Mexican employees assigned abroad
  • Implementation and execution of internal labor policies and development of human resources policies and best practices
  • Employment terminations
  • Strategies related to the transfer of personnel during corporate restructurings
  • Assistance with labor condition inspections/safety inspections carried out by the Ministry of Labor
  • Designing and implementing compensation plans
  • Confidentiality and noncompete agreements
  • Drafting and review of training programs
  • Developing codes of conduct, including coordination with global standards
Individual Labor Litigation
  • Complex labor and employment litigation with the Conciliation and Arbitration Labor Boards, as well as with federal and state courts
  • Defense at “CONAPRED” (re claims of discriminatory practices)
  • Defense at “INAI” (re claims of personal data privacy)
  • Strategic defense on labor claims filed in Mexico by expatriates, including cross-border claims of binational “commuter” employees
  • Litigation management system using the various extranet tools
  • Appellate litigation (“amparos”)
Advising on Collective Bargaining/Union Matters
  • Strategic defense in collective bargaining matters, such as notices of intent to strike, entitlement procedures, and procedures for disputes of an economic nature
  • Review of collective bargaining agreements for various industrial sectors
  • Collective bargaining with federal and local unions throughout Mexico
  • Strategic planning for union negotiations
  • Execution and review of strike procedures, involving collective disputes of economic nature
Social Security and Litigation
  • Training relating to compliance with social security obligations
  • Analysis of the company benefits structure to properly calculate the base salary for payment of social security contributions
  • Review of the annual mandatory reporting of occupational risk insurance premiums
  • Defense against tax credits issued by the IMSS and INFONAVIT in different instances
  • Advice for avoiding consequences of social security non-compliance
Immigration
  • Visas for employees, investment, students, professional practice and residence in Mexico, attending conferences and business meetings, and sports or entertainment activities
  • Naturalization procedures
  • Issuance and update of employer registration certificates
  • Notifying immigration authorities of changes in marital status, address and authorized activities of expatriates
  • Legalization and apostille (“verification and certification”) or preparation of official documents intended for international use

Our Offices

In addition to our offices in Mexico City and Monterrey, we work with a network of other professionals located throughout the country. With these relationships, we can provide our clients with specialized legal services throughout the country.

We pride ourselves on a high level of professionalism and adherence to the rules of ethics, showing the utmost respect for our clients and for the trust that these clients have placed in us to counsel them on their labor and employment needs.

Mexico City

Park Plaza – Torre 1, Av. Javier Barros Sierra, No. 540 Piso 7
Col. Santa Fe, Del. Álvaro Obregón
México City 01210
Mexico

Monterrey

Rufino Tamayo No. 100 Piso 2
Col. Valle Oriente, San Pedro Garza García
Nuevo León, C.P. 66269
Mexico
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