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Date and Location

February 11, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wex-434a Conference Room



has been facing substantial changes in its Labor and Employment Law. In
the past few years, the approval of several Statutes has significantly
altered the nature
of its employment relations through amendments made to the text of the
“Consolidação das Leis do Trabalho – CLT” (Consolidation of Labor Laws –
CLT). The main purpose of the panel will be to discuss the influence of
some ideas and concepts in some way associated
to the American legal culture, such as freedom of contract, the
widespread use of on call work (“trabalho intermitente”), outsourcing,
arbitration for the resolution of individual employment disputes and the
prevalence of collective bargaining agreement clauses
over statutory provisions. Finally, it intends to debate the way in
which the Brazilian Supreme Court (STF) mistakenly quoted the U.S.
Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME (prohibition of compulsory
agency fees for public sector employees).

Speakers and Presenters

Stanley Gacek, Senior
Advisor for Global Strategies, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.

Additional Organizers

Brazil Caucus

​David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies