Overview

Francisco Salas Chaves is a founding member of BDS Asesores and co-chairs the firm’s consulting practice. He has extensive experience in preventive and corrective labor counseling for numerous national and multinational companies. He is also experienced in the field of labor law focused on public administration.

Francisco has been legal counsel for the Colegio de Licenciados y Profesores en Letras, Filosofía, Ciencias y Artes, as well as of the Pension and Retirement Board of the Magisterio Nacional. He has been a professor of labor law at the Universidad de Costa Rica. He has written articles on labor law for several publications and contributes to the Elempleo.com Section of the Periódico La Nación. He is a frequent presenter of seminars on labor, employment and privacy law. 

Recognition

Named, Who's Who Legal Central America

Labour, Employment & Immigration

Who's Who Legal

2018

Named, Labour and Employment

Chambers Latin America

2014

Named, International Who's Who of Management Labour and Employment Lawyers

Who's Who Legal

2014

Speaking Engagements

4a Conferencia Anual en Colombia

Bogotá

September 26, 2018
Classifying Your Sales Staff Working in the Americas: Are They Exempt Employees?

June 14, 2017
Latin America Conference

Miami, FL

October 28, 2016
Second Annual Peru Conference

Lima

September 28, 2016
Segunda Conferencia Anual en Perú

Lima

September 28, 2016
Littler Global Mexico Conference

México City

November 11, 2015
Littler Global Primera Conferencia en México y Monterrey

México City

November 11, 2015
Littler Global Mexico Conference

Nuevo León, C.P.

November 10, 2015
Littler Global Primera Conferencia en México y Monterrey

Nuevo León, C.P.

November 10, 2015
Littler Global Primera Conferencia en Centroamérica

San José

October 29, 2015
Littler Global Central America Conference

San José

October 29, 2015
Latin America Labor & Employment Law Update

April 29, 2015
Labor & Employment Issues: Three Things an Employer Should Master for Success in Latin America

Miami, FL

November 13, 2014

Education

  • M.A., Universidad Estatal a Distancia, Costa Rica, 2013
  • M.A., Universidad para la Cooperación Internacional, Costa Rica, 2003
  • Law Degree, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica, 1995

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Bar Admission

Costa Rica