Overview

Mónica Schiaffino has been practicing labor law for over two decades and is an experienced litigator and advice lawyer. She has extensive experience with implementation of pension plans; coordinating and implementing labor structures dealing with expatriates; employee and business transfers; internal labor regulations and compliance; employee handbooks, policies and employment contracts; incentive plans; confidentiality agreements; conducting due diligence and compliance investigations; and labor restructuring and collective bargaining agreements.

Mónica has co-authored several important articles, which have appeared in various renowned publications, and she frequently speaks at labor law conferences. She has participated as coordinator in the preparation of several handbooks regarding individual and collective dismissals in the Americas.

Prior to joining Littler Mexico, she was a consultant and litigator at two other major law firms in Mexico. 

Professional & Community Affiliations

Founding Member

Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa (ANADE), The Labor Group of The Querétaro Chapter

Member

Asociación de Ejecutivos de Relaciones Industriales (AERIAC)

Recognition

Named, Best Lawyers in Mexico©

2014-2018

Named, Labour and Employment

Chambers Latin America

2017-2018

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

Who's Who Legal

2012-2013, 2015-2017

Named, Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers

Latinvex

2018

Named, Latin America’s Top 100 Female Lawyers

Latinvex

2016-2018

Named, Lawyer of the Year

Best Lawyers in Mexico

2014

News, Analysis & Press

Littler Global Guide - Mexico - Q3 2018

Global Guide Quarterly

October 11, 2018

Littler Global Guide - Mexico - Q2 2018

Global Guide Quarterly

July 20, 2018

Littler Global Guide - Mexico - Q4 2017

Global Guide Quarterly

January 19, 2018

Cubra al personal las labores conexas

IDC Asesor Laboral, Edition 394

May 15, 2017

Littler Global Guide - Mexico - Q1 2017

Global Guide Quarterly

March 31, 2017

How to Deal with Internal Investigations in Mexico

ACC Docket

July/August 2016

Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits - Mexico

Getting the Deal Through

June 1, 2016

Pensions & Retirement Plans 2016

Getting the Deal Through

May 1, 2016

Top Ten: Labor Restructuring in Mexico

ACC Connections

January 13, 2016

Top 10 Considerations when Outsourcing in Mexico

ACC Legal Resources

April 20, 2015

Employment Of Expatriates In Mexico

Corporate LiveWire

May 1, 2014

Outsourcing in Mexico: Best Practices

Association of Corporate Counsel

March 24, 2014

IP assumes responsibility for benefits

Vanguardia

February 27, 2014

Energy reform attracts more companies

Vanguardia

February 27, 2014

The Labor and Employment Specialists

Reforma

October 28, 2013

Prepare for an STyPS inspection

PymEmpresario

September 12, 2013

Protecting employers’ trade secrets and confidential information in Mexico

Practical Law, A Thomson Reuters Legal Solution

September 1, 2013

IMSS Exposed

El Norte

August 1, 2013

Request your paternity leave

Reforma

July 8, 2013

The IMSS Limits Maternity Leave

El Norte

July 3, 2013

Mexico’s Labor Law Reform: A Step in the Right Direction

Thomson Reuters’ Latin American Law & Business Report

February 1, 2013

Rule of Law Index

The World Justice Project

2010 and 2011

Labour and Employment Benefits: Mexico

Practical Law Company

2011

Making a difference for entrepreneurs - Mexico

Doing Business

The World Bank Group

2011

Reforming through difficult times - Mexico

Doing Business

The World Bank Group

2010

Mexico

Doing Business

The World Bank Group

2008-2009

How to reform - Mexico

Doing Business

The World Bank Group

2007

Creating jobs - Mexico

Doing Business

The World Bank Group

2006

How to Deal with Expatriates

International Bar Association

Books & Book Chapters

  • Pensions & Retirement Plans - Mexico, Getting the Deal Through, Law Business Research Ltd., chapter co-author, 2013 and 2014
  • Labour & Employment, Mexico, Getting the Deal Through, Law Business Research Ltd., contributing author, London UK, 2007-2011
  • International Labour and Employment Compliance Handbook, co-author: Oscar De La Vega, Kluwer Law International BV, Netherlands, 2010
  • Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets in Employment Law, contributing author, BNA and American Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

Cuarta Conferencia Anual en Monterrey

Nuevo León, C.P.

November 15, 2018
Fourth Annual Conference in Monterrey

Nuevo León, C.P.

November 15, 2018
Fourth Annual Conference in Mexico City

México City

November 14, 2018
Cuarta Conferencia Anual en Ciudad de México

México City

November 14, 2018
Fifth Annual Conference in Central America

La Libertad, C.A

October 19, 2018
Quinto Foro Regional de Derecho Laboral

La Libertad, C.A

October 19, 2018
International Employment & Labor Law Roundtable

Los Angeles, CA

September 12, 2018

Littler Global Summit 2018 - Part 1: A World of Change: The Current L&E Legal Landscapes in France, Brazil, Mexico, Costa Rica and Other Evolving Jurisdictions

Littler Executive Employer, Phoenix, AZ

May 2, 2018
Third Annual Conference in Mexico City

México City

September 27, 2017
Tercera Conferencia Anual en Ciudad de México

México City

September 27, 2017
Third Annual Conference in Monterrey

Nuevo León, C.P.

September 26, 2017
Tercera Conferencia Anual en Monterrey

Nuevo León, C.P.

September 26, 2017

Global Migration in the Age of Nationalism

The 2017 Executive Employer® Conference

May 11, 2017
Inaugural Europe Conference - Germany

Berlin

November 10, 2016
Latin America Conference

Miami, FL

October 28, 2016
Second Annual Mexico Conference - Mexico City

México City

October 5, 2016
Segunda Conferencia Anual en México - Ciudad de México

México City

October 5, 2016
Second Annual Mexico Conference - Monterrey

Nuevo León, C.P.

October 4, 2016
Segunda Conferencia Anual en México - Monterrey

Nuevo León, C.P.

October 4, 2016
Inaugural Brazil Conference - São Paulo

September 14, 2016

The Cross-Border Conundrum: How Can Multinationals Centralize Their HR Data to Comply with the Multitude of International Data Protection Laws?

The 2016 Executive Employer® Conference, Scottsdale, AZ

May 5, 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
Employer Considerations for Operations in Mexico

Chicago, IL

November 4, 2015
Littler Global Primera Conferencia en Centroamérica

San José

October 29, 2015
Littler Global Central America Conference

San José

October 29, 2015
Littler Global Peru Conference

Lima

September 23, 2015
Littler Global Colombia Conference

Bogotá

September 10, 2015
Investing in Mexico? Find out the latest reforms, their benefits and complexities

June 23, 2015
Latin America Labor & Employment Law Update

April 29, 2015
Global Data Privacy and Security

San Jose, CASan Francisco, CAWalnut Creek, CA

January 29, 2015
Doing Business in Mexico

San Jose, CASan Francisco, CAWalnut Creek, CA

January 29, 2015
Compliance and Liability Prevention on Global Level

San Jose, CASan Francisco, CAWalnut Creek, CA

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

Miami, FL

November 13, 2014
The 2014 Houston Employer Conference

Houston, TX

August 14, 2014
Labor Law in Texas

México CityHouston, TXDallas, TX

June 20, 2014
First Regional Forum: Proper Use of Technology Under Labour Law

November 14, 2013
International Employment Law Update

October 10, 2013
Investigating Cross-Border Whistleblower Claims: A Challenge for Multinational Employers

July 31, 2013
Critical Changes to the Labor Landscape in Latin America and the Implications for U.S. Employers

Dallas, TX

April 4, 2013
The Mexico Federal Labor Law Reform

February 5, 2013

Preventing Workplace Harassment in a Global Workforce

Global Employer Institute

Littler Mendelson, Washington D.C.

November 8, 2012
Mergers, Acquisitions and Other Transfers of Business: Due Diligence and other Employment Law Challenges for Multinational Employers

October 24, 2012

North American Law on Anti-Corruption, Cross-Border Enforcement and Discovery Issues

International, Business/Corporate & Intellectual Property sections - San Diego County Bar Association

October 23, 2012

Anti-Corruption - Local Legislative Developments and Coordinated Global Compliance Enforcement: The New Challenges for Global Employers

The 2012 Executive Employer® Conference

Littler Mendelson, Scottsdale, AZ

May 10, 2012

Pension dynamics in Latin America

World Pension Summit, Amsterdam, NL

November 4, 2011

Ageing, how does the world deal with this challenge?!

World Pension Summit, Amsterdam, NL

November 3, 2011

Pensions in an ageing world: A Global Comparison

World Pension Summit, Amsterdam, NL

November 2, 2011

Education

  • Advanced Law Degree, Centro de Estudios de Actualización en Derecho, 2007
  • Law Degree, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, MX, 2004With Honors

Languages

  • Spanish
  • German
  • English

Bar Admission

Mexico