Mr Sólon Cunha

Sólon Cunha

Lawyer biography

Solon practice focuses on labor and social security matters, particularly labor consulting and representation of clients in negotiations with unions. He is a member of the International Bar Association, the Asociación Iberoamericana de Derecho del Trabajo y de la Seguridad Social and the Superior Council of the Federation of Labor Relations for the State of São Paulo (known by the Portuguese acronym, FIESP). He is a coordinator professor at the Law School of Fundação Getulio Vargas.


Employment & Benefits

Impact of labour reform on awards paid to employees
Brazil | 07 February 2018

The discussion regarding the legal nature of awards is not new to Brazilian labour courts, especially because amounts paid as awards could be considered salary, obliging the employer to include the award in the employee's salary and pay him or her every month or include this amount as a basis for determining the employee's labour rights. The legislative branch has tried to clarify this matter, defining the legal nature of awards, as well as the concept and legal criteria for their application.

OnDemand: Diversity in the workplace
Brazil | 05 October 2016

Brazil's laws provide protection to women, minors, disabled individuals and the elderly. This protection encompasses, among other things, rights to maternity leave, job security and equal treatment, regardless of gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, nationality or skin colour. While employers may provide training programmes to encourage non-discrimination, key performance indicators may not be appropriate to this end.