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WHAT RIGHTS DOES A WORKER HAVE THAT HAVE BEEN DISMISSED?

All Colombian workers, regardless of the modality by which they have been hired (fixed term, indefinite, for days, etc.) have the right to be immediately paid all the wages owed to them at the end of the employment relationship – if the any- and the social benefits that may have been caused.

This means that regardless of the cause of termination of the contract, that is, if the worker resigned or if they were fired, with just or without just cause, the Employer must immediately proceed to cancel the severance pay, interest on severance pay, vacations not taken. and service bonuses. It is important to establish that these rights are caused proportionally to the time worked and must be calculated and paid based on the worker’s real salary, that is, with everything that he or she receives monthly as a direct consequence of the work performed, unless expressly and for In writing, the parties had agreed that some values ​​would not constitute salary.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE EMPLOYER DOES NOT PAY THE FINAL SETTLEMENT OF SOCIAL BENEFITS?
In the event that the Employer does not immediately pay the concepts described above, he will have to pay a penalty in favor of the Worker, equivalent to one day’s salary for each day of delay, until the effective payment of the amount owed is confirmed. However, for the Worker to be able to benefit from this sanction, it is important that, if necessary, he / she files the corresponding lawsuit before the labor judges at the latest within two years after the end of the employment relationship.

If the worker does not file the claim in the time indicated above, he will lose the right to claim the aforementioned sanction and may only claim default interest.

WHEN SHOULD INDEMNITY BE PAID?
If the Employer terminates the employment contract unjustifiably or if the Worker resigns due to fault attributable to the Employer, compensation will be generated in favor of the Employer, which must also be paid immediately. If the contract was for a fixed term, the compensation will correspond to the value of the wages corresponding to the time remaining to fulfill the stipulated term of the contract; or the period determined by the duration of the work or the contracted work, in which case the compensation will not be less than fifteen (15) days.

If the contract is for an indefinite term, the compensation will be paid as follows:

a) For workers who earn a salary less than ten (10) legal monthly minimum wages: thirty (30) days of salary will be paid when the worker has a time of service not exceeding one (1) year. If the contract exceeds one year, you will be paid 30 days for the first and twenty (20) additional days of salary for each of the years of service subsequent to the first and proportionally by fraction;

b) For workers who earn a salary equal to or greater than ten (10), the legal monthly minimum wages, the compensation will correspond to twenty (20) days of salary when the worker has a time of service not exceeding one (1) year. If the contract exceeds one year, you will be paid twenty (20) days for the first and fifteen (15) additional days of salary for each of the years of service subsequent to the first and proportionally by fraction.

WHAT IF THE EMPLOYER DOES NOT WANT TO PAY SOCIAL BENEFITS OR INDEMNIFICATION?
In the event that the Employer refuses to cancel the final settlement of social benefits or compensation, the Worker must initiate the pertinent legal actions. In the first place, you can go to a Labor Inspector to try to reconcile the existence of the amounts owed and the conditions for their payment. In the event that the conciliation fails, a claim must be filed with the labor judges.

If you have questions about your settlement or about the exercise of legal actions, do not hesitate to contact us.

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Juan Luis Palacio Puerta: Bachelor of Laws with Summa Cum Laude honors from Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Bogota, Colombia, specialized in Commercial and Financial Law. He has postgraduate diplomas in alternative dispute resolution methods, with a focus in arbitration and conciliation, and a Course in Comparative Commercial Law from King Juan Carlos III University, Madrid. As member of the litigation area Juan Luis has represented companies from the financial, healthcare, construction and telecommunications sector and creative industries, as well as individuals in commercial, labor, contractual and general liability disputes. He is currently part of the list of clerks for Arbitration Courts of the Bogota Chamber of Commerce. He is also responsible for advising companies on the management of their corporate affairs.

Bachelor of Law with Summa Cum Laude honors (2014)
Member of the “Rodrigo Noguera Laborde” Honors Group (2011)
Recipient of the 2011 “Academic Merit” Scholarship.
Special “Public Speaker” mention in the V International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition of American University (2012).
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Juan Luis Palacio Puerta

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Juan Luis Palacio Puerta: Bachelor of Laws with Summa Cum Laude honors from Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Bogota, Colombia, specialized in Commercial and Financial Law. He has postgraduate diplomas in alternative dispute resolution methods, with a focus in arbitration and conciliation, and a Course in Comparative Commercial Law from King Juan Carlos III University, Madrid. As member of the litigation area Juan Luis has represented companies from the financial, healthcare, construction and telecommunications sector and creative industries, as well as individuals in commercial, labor, contractual and general liability disputes. He is currently part of the list of clerks for Arbitration Courts of the Bogota Chamber of Commerce. He is also responsible for advising companies on the management of their corporate affairs.

Marcela Palacio Puerta

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Doctor of Jurisprudence from the American University Washington College of Law, Washington D.C. LLM in International Legal Studies with a specialization in International and Comparative Intellectual Property from the same university. Bachelor of Laws from Universidad Sergio Arboleda, with Magna Cum Laude honors. As member of the Intellectual Property law area, Marcela advises artists, authors, companies and advertising agencies, among others, on the management of their copyrights, brands, trademarks, logos, patents and other intangibles. University professor and lecturer.

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Ninth place nationwide SaberPro Standardized Test (2010)
Bachelor of Laws with “Magna Cum Laude” honors (2011)
“Rodrigo Noguera Laborde” Honors Group (2008)
Scholarship to the best law student (2008)
Second place in the “Eduardo Jiménez de Aréchega” Moot Court Competition” (2008

Marcela Palacio Puerta

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Doctor of Jurisprudence from the American University Washington College of Law, Washington D.C. LLM in International Legal Studies with a specialization in International and Comparative Intellectual Property from the same university. Bachelor of Laws from Universidad Sergio Arboleda, with Magna Cum Laude honors. As member of the Intellectual Property law area, Marcela advises artists, authors, companies and advertising agencies, among others, on the management of their copyrights, brands, trademarks, logos, patents and other intangibles. University professor and lecturer.

Juan Ángel Palacio Hincapié

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Former Judge of the Council of State (2008). PhD in Law candidate at Universidad Sergio Arboleda. LLM in Administrative Law from the same University. Specialty in Administrative and Public Law from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in the city of Medellin. He has extensive teaching, academic and judicial experience in the areas of administrative, procedural, tax and economic public law, as well as in public procurement and state liability. Legal doctrine producer, especially with several books and articles in administrative law. As member of the Public Law area, Juan Angel assists companies in bidding processes and represents state and private entities in various controversies.

GUEST OF HONOR. Universidad Santiago de Cali. July 2001.
EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR 2.004 Order of Zurriago.
DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN. Ixtapan de la Sal. Mexico, 2005.
BOLIVARIAN TALENT WITH SOCIAL REACH. Universidad Bolivariana. Medellin, 2007.

Juan Ángel Palacio Hincapié

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Former Judge of the Council of State (2008). PhD in Law candidate at Universidad Sergio Arboleda. LLM in Administrative Law from the same University. Specialty in Administrative and Public Law from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in the city of Medellin. He has extensive teaching, academic and judicial experience in the areas of administrative, procedural, tax and economic public law, as well as in public procurement and state liability. Legal doctrine producer, especially with several books and articles in administrative law. As member of the Public Law area, Juan Angel assists companies in bidding processes and represents state and private entities in various controversies.

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Ex Magistrado del Consejo de Estado (2008). Candidato a Doctor en Derecho de la Universidad Sergio Arboleda. Magíster en Derecho Administrativo de la misma Universidad; especializado en Derecho Administrativo y Público de la Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana de la Ciudad de Medellín; con amplia experiencia docente, académica y de la Magistratura en las áreas de Derecho Administrativo, procesal, contratación pública, responsabilidad del Estado, derecho tributario y público económico. Doctrinante especialmente en Derecho Administrativo con una producción de varios libros y artículos. Como miembro del area de Derecho Público Juan angel acompaña a empresas en procesos licitatorios y representa a entidades estatales y privadas en diversas controversias.

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Juan Ángel Palacio Hincapié

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Ex Magistrado del Consejo de Estado (2008). Candidato a Doctor en Derecho de la Universidad Sergio Arboleda. Magíster en Derecho Administrativo de la misma Universidad; especializado en Derecho Administrativo y Público de la Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana de la Ciudad de Medellín; con amplia experiencia docente, académica y de la Magistratura en las áreas de Derecho Administrativo, procesal, contratación pública, responsabilidad del Estado, derecho tributario y público económico. Doctrinante especialmente en Derecho Administrativo con una producción de varios libros y artículos. Como miembro del area de Derecho Público Juan angel acompaña a empresas en procesos licitatorios y representa a entidades estatales y privadas en diversas controversias.

HUESPED DE HONOR. Universidad Santiago de Cali. Julio 2001.
EJECUTIVO DEL AÑO 2.004 Orden de Zurriago.
CIUDADANO ILUSTRE. Ciudad Ixtapán de la SaL. México, 2005.
TALENTO BOLIVARIANO EN EL CAMPO SOCIAL. Universidad Bolivariana. Medellín, 2007.

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Juan Ángel Palacio Hincapié

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Ex Magistrado del Consejo de Estado (2008). Candidato a Doctor en Derecho de la Universidad Sergio Arboleda. Magíster en Derecho Administrativo de la misma Universidad; especializado en Derecho Administrativo y Público de la Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana de la Ciudad de Medellín; con amplia experiencia docente, académica y de la Magistratura en las áreas de Derecho Administrativo, procesal, contratación pública, responsabilidad del Estado, derecho tributario y público económico. Doctrinante especialmente en Derecho Administrativo con una producción de varios libros y artículos. Como miembro del area de Derecho Público Juan angel acompaña a empresas en procesos licitatorios y representa a entidades estatales y privadas en diversas controversias.

Marcela Palacio Puerta

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Doctora en Derecho de la American University Washington College of Law, Washington DC. Master (LL.M) en Estudios Legales Internacionales con especialización en Propiedad Intelectual Internacional y Comparada de la misma universidad. Abogada de la Universidad Sergio Arboleda, grado magna cum laude. Como miembro del área de práctica en derecho de propiedad intelectual Marcela asesora artistas, autores, compañías, agencias de publicidad, entre otros, en el manejo de sus derechos de autor, marcas, enseñas comerciales, logos, patentes y demás intangibles. Docente universitaria y conferencista.

Beca para atender el WIPO-WTO Colloquium for Intellectual Property Professors, de la Organización Mundial de la Propiedad Intelectual (2016)
Becaria de “Google Policy Fellow” (2013)
Becaria Colfuturo (2011)
Noveno puesto a nivel nacional pruebas SaberPro (2010)
Grado en derecho “magna cum laude” (2011)
Miembro del grupo de honores “Rodrigo Noguera Laborde” (2008)
Beca al mejor estudiante de Derecho (2008)
Segundo puesto en el Moot Court Competition “ Eduardo Jiménez de Aréchega” (2008)

Marcela Palacio Puerta

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Doctora en Derecho de la American University Washington College of Law, Washington DC. Master (LL.M) en Estudios Legales Internacionales con especialización en Propiedad Intelectual Internacional y Comparada de la misma universidad. Abogada de la Universidad Sergio Arboleda, grado magna cum laude. Como miembro del área de práctica en derecho de propiedad intelectual Marcela asesora artistas, autores, compañías, agencias de publicidad, entre otros, en el manejo de sus derechos de autor, marcas, enseñas comerciales, logos, patentes y demás intangibles. Docente universitaria y conferencista.

Juan Luis Palacio Puerta

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Especialista en Derecho Comercial y Financiero de la Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Bogotá, Colombia. Abogado de la misma Universidad, grado Summa cum Laude. Juan Luis cuenta con diplomados en métodos alternativos de solución de controversias con énfasis en arbitraje y conciliación y Curso en derecho comercial comparado de la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos III de Madrid. Como miembro del área de litigios Juan Luis ha representado a empresas de diversos sectores como el financiero, de salud, de construcción, telecomunicaciones e industrias creativas, y a particulares en controversias comerciales, laborales, contractuales y de responsabilidad en general. Actualmente hace parte de la lista se secretarios para Tribunales de Arbitramento de la Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá. De igual manera, se encarga de asesorar a empresas en el manejo de sus asuntos societarios.

Grado en Derecho Summa cum Laude (2014)
Miembro del Grupo de Honores “Rodrigo Noguera Laborde” (2011)
Ganador de la Beca al “Mérito Académico” en 2011.
Mención especial a “Orador” en el V Competencia Internacional de Arbitraje Comercial de American University.(2012).
Miembro del Semillero de Talentos de COLFUTURO.
Reconocido como uno de los mejores resultados en las Pruebas Icfes Saber Pro (2013).

Juan Luis Palacio Puerta

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Especialista en Derecho Comercial y Financiero de la Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Bogotá, Colombia. Abogado de la misma Universidad, grado Summa cum Laude. Juan Luis cuenta con diplomados en métodos alternativos de solución de controversias con énfasis en arbitraje y conciliación y Curso en derecho comercial comparado de la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos III de Madrid. Como miembro del área de litigios Juan Luis ha representado a empresas de diversos sectores como el financiero, de salud, de construcción, telecomunicaciones e industrias creativas, y a particulares en controversias comerciales, laborales, contractuales y de responsabilidad en general. Actualmente hace parte de la lista se secretarios para Tribunales de Arbitramento de la Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá. De igual manera, se encarga de asesorar a empresas en el manejo de sus asuntos societarios.