Labor

The labor relationships represent a relevant source of litigations and liabilities for the companies.

MAZZUCCO & MELLO ADVOGADOS advises its clients in litigious, consulting, strategic and negotiation labor aspects, especially the following activities:

  • Conduct of the client’s defense in labor claims;
  • Handling of public civil actions, class actions and collective labor disputes;
  • Handling of administrative proceedings of the Ministry of Labor and Employment;
  • Advisory for follow-up of labor inspection;
  • Handling of preparatory proceedings and civil inquiries before the Labor Public Prosecutors' Office;
  • Management of portfolio of legal and administrative proceedings, with submission of management and indicator (KPI) reports, aiming at restricting new claims and costs;
  • Creation and conduct of strategy of settlements and other measures aiming at reduction in costs and number of cases;
  • Structuring of compensation of executives, stock option plans;
  • Labor compliance;
  • Labor advisory;
  • Negotiation of collective bargaining agreements with workers' unions;
  • Advisory for shutdown or collective dismissal in accordance with the law.
Strategic Management of portfolio of labor lawsuits
  • Managing labor strategic lawsuit portfolio on behalf of Brazilian leading cosmetic company. The portfolio had class actions, administrative procedures before Labor Department of Justice e Labor Ministry.
Labor Compliance
  • Legal opinion on labor compliance for Brazilian Chemical Industry Association
Labor Consultancy
  • Labor Consultancy for association of hygiene and cosmetics sector
  • Labor consultancy to clarify doubts of union entity dedicated to calculating cost of workers living.
  • Consultation on directors termination, drafting of termination agreement and related legal opinion on behalf of world leading construction company.
  • Consultation on directors termination, drafting of termination agreement and related legal opinion on behalf of Brazilian plastic industry.
  • Promoting lectures and labor consultancy on behalf pharmaceutical's association.
  • Labor consultancy to clarify doubts of financial consulting company
  • Labor consultancy to clarify doubts related to unions, directors labor contract, complex situation arising from accidents and other matters of construction company.
  • Labor consultancy to clarify doubts related to unions, Ministry of Labor, Labor Prosecution Office, and matters arising from a complex situation involving an employee with rare and severe disease, on behalf of BPO company under judicial reorganization process.
  • Labor Consultancy to obtain work visa for foreign directors and employees
  • Consultation on expatriates, executive compensation, and work visa for world's largest business group in the civil and military aviation sector.
  • Labor Consultancy to companies undergoing judicial reorganization
  • Labor consultancy related to issues arising from the judicial reorganization process in favor of a Brazilian lamp industry company, involving layoffs and negotiations with the employees union.
  • Labor consultancy related to issues arising from the judicial reorganization process in favor of a Brazilian plastic industry, involving layoffs and negotiations with the employees union.
Labor Litigation
  • Acting on behalf of a well-known retail company drafting defenses, appeals and attending hearings.
  • Acting on behalf of a Brazilian air taxi company drafting defenses, appeals and attending hearings.
  • Acting on behalf of a Brazilian leading infrastructure company drafting defenses, appeals and attending hearings.
  • Acting on behalf of a gas distributer company drafting defenses, appeals and attending hearings.
  • Acting on behalf of Brazilian railway company drafting defenses, appeals and attending hearings.
  • Acting on behalf of Brazilian TV channel drafting defenses, appeals and attending hearings.
  • Acting on behalf of Brazilian plastic company drafting defenses, appeals and attending hearings.
  • Acting on behalf of Brazilian environmental and sanitary engineering company drafting defenses, appeals and attending hearings.
  • Acting on behalf of Brazilian printing company drafting defenses, appeals and attending hearings.
  • Acting on behalf of Brazilian retail company (auto parts and tires) drafting defenses, appeals and attending hearings.
  • Acting on behalf of Brazilian security and outsourcing company drafting defenses, appeals and attending hearings.
Volume Labor Litigation
  • Managing labor lawsuit portfolio on behalf of a Brazilian BPO company. The portfolio had around 10.000 ongoing lawsuits in several states of Brazilian Federation, with a total amount involved of BRL200,000,000.00. Coordinating 7 lawyers, 2 paralegals and outsourced lawyers outside city of São Paulo.
  • Managing labor lawsuit portfolio on behalf of a global leader Swedish security company. The portfolio had around 1.200 ongoing lawsuits in several states of Brazilian Federation, with a total amount involved of BRL100,000,000.00, including discussion of high complex legal matters as joint liability with a Brazilian security company they went bankruptcy.
Strategic Labor Litigation
  • Representing press office in a high amount and risky labor lawsuit involving employment recognition and risk of termination of press contract with the Government of São Paulo. Obtaining unappealable decision that completely disregarded all plaintiff's claims and decide in favor of our client.
  • Representing Chinese internet company and one of the world leading companies in technology and internet sector in a high amount and risky labor lawsuit involving employment recognition and severance payment with its first CEO in Brazil. Obtaining unappealable decision that completely disregarded all plaintiff's claims and decide in favor of our client.
  • Managing labor lawsuit portfolio on behalf of a Brazilian retail company (mattresses). The portfolio had around 100 ongoing regular labor lawsuits and 5 strategic labor lawsuits with high risk and value. Coordinating 7 lawyers, 2 paralegals and outsourced lawyers outside city of São Paulo.
  • Managing labor lawsuit portfolio on behalf of a Brazilian retail company (shoes and women purses). The portfolio had around 50 ongoing strategic labor lawsuits with high reputational risk.
  • Managing labor lawsuit portfolio on behalf of a Brazilian pharmacy company. The portfolio had around 200 ongoing regular labor lawsuits and 25 strategic labor lawsuits with high risk and value. Coordinating 7 lawyers, 2 paralegals and outsourced lawyers outside city of São Paulo.
  • Managing labor lawsuit portfolio on behalf of a Brazilian plastic company. The portfolio had around 3 strategic labor lawsuits with high risk and value.
  • Acting on behalf of the owners of a Brazilian plastic company in a strategic labor lawsuit with high risk and value.
  • Acting on behalf of multinational cosmetic company in a strategic labor lawsuit with high risk and value.
  • Acting on behalf of former executive of an Italian call center company in a strategic labor lawsuit related to another civil lawsuit involving respectively employment recognition and administrator's liability for alleged damages.
  • Acting on behalf of Brazilian famous singer in a strategic labor lawsuit against his manager involving employment recognition and IP protection of music and the brand of the band.
  • Acting on behalf of shareholders of a Brazilian hotel in a strategic labor lawsuit involving a probable risk higher than BRL 700,000.00. Negotiate settlement.
  • Acting as lawyer on behalf of famous American bakery in Brazil in a strategic labor lawsuit involving employment recognition and a risk higher than BRL 400,000.00. Obtaining unappealable decision that founded groundless all plaintiff's claims.
  • Acting on behalf of Brazilian infrastructure and construction company in a strategic and complex labor matter related to the insertion of the client's name on a dirty list of companies that supposedly use workers in conditions analogue of slaves. Obtaining decision to remove the name of the client from that list.
Labor Due Diligence
  • Labor due diligence on real estate company
  • Labor due diligence on logistics company
  • Labor due diligence on Metallurgic Union of São Jose dos Campos city
Strategic Management of portfolio of labor lawsuits
  • Managing labor lawsuit portfolio on behalf of world-leading multinational company in the telecommunications sector. The portfolio had around 700 ongoing lawsuits in several states of Brazilian Federation, with a total amount involved of BRL550,000,000.00 of which approximately BRL 300,000,000.00 was classified as possible or probable risk of loss. Coordinating 7 lawyers, 2 paralegals and outsourced lawyers outside city of São Paulo.
  • Managing labor lawsuit portfolio on behalf of American multinational company in the rubber and sexual wellness sector. The portfolio had around 7 ongoing lawsuits in São Roque court, with a total amount involved of BRL3,500,000.00, including complex discussion regarding job tenure (CIPA), factory shut down and collective bargaining agreement with Union do dismiss more than 90 employees.
  • Managing labor lawsuit portfolio on behalf of Brazilian engineer company during chapter 11 procedure. The portfolio had around 65 ongoing lawsuits in several states of Brazilian Federation. Coordinating 2 lawyers and outsourced lawyers outside city of São Paulo.
  • Managing labor lawsuit portfolio on behalf of Brazilian Audit company. The portfolio had around 115 ongoing lawsuits and 10 strategic lawsuits in several states of Brazilian Federation. Attending sessions before Court and hearings. Coordinating 2 lawyers and outsourced lawyers outside city of São Paulo.
  • Managing labor lawsuit portfolio on behalf of Brazilian warehouse company. The portfolio had around 6 ongoing strategic lawsuits in Manaus with a total risk of BRL 2,000,000.00. Obtaining favorable decisions in all claims resulting 99% of economy in comparison to the risk.
  • Managing labor lawsuit portfolio on behalf of world-leading Brazilian company in the cosmetics sector. The portfolio had around 200 ongoing lawsuits and 35 strategic lawsuits in several states of Brazilian Federation, with a total amount involved of BRL20,000,000.00. Attending sessions before Court and hearings.
  • Managing labor lawsuit portfolio on behalf of Brazilian call center and BPO company. The portfolio had around 200 ongoing lawsuits in several states of Brazilian Federation, with a total amount involved of BRL8,200,000.00. Coordinating 7 lawyers, 2 paralegals and outsourced lawyers outside city of São Paulo.
  • Managing labor lawsuit portfolio on behalf of Brazilian infrastructure and construction company. The portfolio had around 700 ongoing lawsuits in several states of Brazilian Federation, with a total amount involved of BRL37,000,000.00. Coordinating 7 lawyers, 2 paralegals and outsourced lawyers outside city of São Paulo. Drafting of monthly KPI reports.
Negotiation of labor and civil rights on behalf of Directors
  • Negotiation on behalf of an executive of an extrajudicial agreement with his former employer a television channel economic group.
  • Negotiation on behalf of an executive of an extrajudicial agreement with his former employer a telecom company.
  • Negotiation on behalf of an executive of an extrajudicial agreement with his current employer an audit company (big four).
  • Negotiation on behalf of an executive of an extrajudicial agreement with his former employer an American leading toys company.
  • Negotiation on behalf of an executive of an extrajudicial agreement with his current employer an investment bank with branches all over the world.
  • Negotiation on behalf of an executive of an extrajudicial agreement with his former employer an American Tech company.
  • Negotiation on behalf of an executive of an extrajudicial agreement with his former employer a master franchisor company in the car wash industry.