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Headrick Rizik Álvarez & Fernández

Labour & Employment

2 ranked lawyersBand 1Dominican RepublicLatin America 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Distinguished full-service firm with a top-tier labour and employment department, regularly retained by leading domestic and foreign clients, including sports teams, telecommunications companies and tobacco producers. Comprehensive practice encompasses labour controversies such as mass layoffs, severance pay and court proceedings, in addition to collective bargaining matters. Stands out for handling labour disputes in the baseball industry. Further counsels on corporate restructures and the labour aspects of corporate transactions, as well as social security matters.

Strengths

One client values that the firm "gives us the confidence to know that all of the angles in our cases have been covered," adding: "Their reports are always thoroughly detailed, both in English and Spanish, and the team's results always meet our expectations."

Another observer endorses the firm's commercial awareness, noting that "they provide advice that is aligned with the needs of our company, and they always go beyond just providing us with legal recommendations."

Work highlights

Headrick Rizik Álvarez & Fernández represented the Los Angeles Dodgers in a local dispute with a former academy player seeking a severance payment and recognition as an ordinary employee.

Notable practitioners

A client is impressed by Manuel Madera 's "detail-oriented approach," adding that "he is always well prepared for each case." Another interviewee appreciates that he is "very reasonable when providing advice, while also protecting our interests." Manuel Madera continues to be highlighted for his work experience advising notable Major League Baseball teams.

Pre-eminent practitioner Tomás Hernández Metz is known for representing multinational companies with a full range of contentious mandates. One client lauds him as "a highly recommended and extraordinary lawyer, and our first option for complex cases. He is reliable, devoted and extremely cautious, tackling each case in a strategic way." They also praise his labour consultancy practice, stating: "He offers a broad analysis and alternatives, while always considering the potential impacts on our businesses."

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Overview

The Labour and Employment Department of the Firm provides Labor-technical assistance, consulting and advise for the implementation and modification of labor and Human Resources policies, participation in the solution of controversies and alternative dispute resolution concerning labor and administrative disputes with the authorities, among other services. The Department currently has three partners and seven associates.

Members of the department assist clients in drafting and preparation of labor agreements review and advise on administrative labor documentation and assistance in the termination of labor relationships under the different termination possibilities, including the calculation of applicable severance. Likewise, the firm provides assistance in drafting of legal opinions destined to provide solutions to problems on implementing and executing labor and social security laws in the Dominican Republic, as well as the prevention of risks and the implementation of strategies oriented to reduce the risks and conflicts.

Labour & Employment

Headrick Rizik Álvarez & Fernández

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Location

Calle Gustavo Mejía Ricart 106

Torre Piantini, 6th Floor

Santo Domingo

Distrito Nacional

Dominican Republic

10148

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Dominican Republic

Labour & Employment


Manuel Madera
Band 3
Tomás Hernández Metz
Band 1