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Francisco Arce

Francisco Arce



  • Labor and Employment Law

WSG Practice Industries



WSG Leadership

Labor and Employment Law

Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm's Labor Group. His practice is focused on providing legal advice mainly to employers, in labor related areas including employment, unions, collective bargaining, social security, as well as labor litigation.

Bar Admissions

Chile (2008).


  • Law, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez.
  • Degree in Labor and Social Security Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (2008).
  • Master in Labor Law, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (2012).
Areas of Practice

Labor and Employment Law

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Recognized in Labor and Employment, Chambers Latin America.
  • Recognized in Labor and Employment, The Legal 500.
  • Recognized in Labor and Employment, Best Lawyers.
  • Recognized in Labor and Employment, Top Ranked Legal.

Professional Activities and Experience

  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.


Regulation on Specific Conditions of Safety and Health Applicable for Remote Work or Telework
Carey, July 2020

On July 3rd, 2020, Supreme Decree No. 18/2020 of the Ministry of Labor and Social Securitywas published,approving the regulation of Article 152 quater M of the Labor Code, establishing specific health and safety conditions at work applicable for employees rendering services in regimes of remote work or telework (hereinafter, the “Regulation”)...

Law No. 21,232 that Amends Law No. 21,227, Which Authorizes Access to the Benefits of the Unemployment Insurance under Law No. 19,728 in Exceptional Circumstances, in the Matters it Indicates
Carey, June 2020

On April 6, 2020, Law No. 21,227 entered into effect, authorizing access to the benefits of the unemployment insurance in the context of the sanitary crisis caused by Covid-19 (hereinafter, the “Law on Employment Protection” or “LEP”). In order to improve the practical application and implementation of the aforementioned act, on June 1, 2020, Law No...

Law No. 20,940 That Modernizes Labor Relations
Carey, September 2016

On September 8th, 2016, Law No. 20,940 was published. The law is aimed at the “Modernization of Labor Relations” (hereinafter the “Labor Reform” or the “Law”). The aim of the Labor Reform is to develop labor relations that are more modern, fair and balanced between the parties, and promote dialogue and agreement...

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