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Maria Carolina Torres Seoane

Maria Carolina Torres Seoane

Labor Affaires Manager

Kraft Foods Venezuela, C.A.

Labor Affaires Manager at Kraft Foods Venezuela, C.A.

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Kraft Foods Venezuela, C.A.

Labor Affaires Manager

As Human Resources Team Member, María Carolina provides legal advice to all levels of management and staff on all employment and labor legal issues, contributing to business growth, meet performance goals and support an inclusive, diverse culture.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Provide legal advice on all employment and labor legal issues pertaining to the operation of the Company’s factories, distribution centers, sell force, and corporate headquarters.

• Provide advice and counsel on benefit and compensation matters to HR business partners.

• Identify potential labor legal issues related to business practices and policies and advise management.

• Identify, assess, and where necessary, remediate, both independently and as a member of a project team, labor legal risks that could harm the Company.

• Develop and delivered an understanding of ongoing related labor legal issues in order to identify and mitigate legal risks, including development of necessary training programs.

• Represent the Company in labor arbitrations, collective bargaining, employee disputes, mediations, audits and matters before various government agencies.

• Interpret labor collective bargaining agreements, regulations and resolutions.

• Draft and revise employment policies and handbooks.

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Career medium 03

Tinoco, Travieso, Planchart & Núñez

Senior Labor Attorney

María Carolina was responsible for high quality, cost effective legal representation to employers and helped them minimize the business and legal risks associated with employment issues.

Responsibilities included non-compete & confidentiality agreements, wage & hour claims, collective bargaining negotiations, discipline and termination decisions, executive employment agreements, severance plans, resolving employment-related issues for business acquisitions advices in downsizing, substitution of employers and change of conditions, on payroll related taxes, allocation of benefits to reduce impact and administrative matters, business immigration and executive transfers.

María Carolina performed due diligences on large, complex transactions. Also, she developed and presented training seminars to managers on various labor & employment topics.

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Baker & McKenzie

Employment Associate

María Carolina represented employers in labor and employment litigation. Advised clients on compensation plans, individual employment agreements, as well as restructuring, reorganization and personnel reductions. As a labor and employment law associate, she handled all phases of labor & employment litigation professionally and expediently.

Career medium 01
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Universidad de Salamanca

Curso de Especializacion Derecho Laboral

Universidad Católica Andrés Bello

Abogado

Universidad Central de Venezuela

Especialista, Derecho Laboral