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Paula Peláez is Of Counsel at García & Bodán and a member of the Labor practice in Guatemala.

She has a professional career spanning over 10 years, which has granted her extensive knowledge of individual and collective labor law. She has participated in significant cases related to collective bargaining, dialogue tables, labor disputes, as well as the management of labor relations within companies. She has also been in charge of establishing alternative methods of conflict resolution and labor audits in workplaces.

Recently, she has been involved in cases of preventive labor law focused on the area of human and accounting talent. While her career is centered on labor practice, Paula has gained extensive experience handling cases in various areas of law, including litigation, criminal complaints, corporate and real estate notarization, corporate law and administrative law, which allows her to provide an effective legal opinion in different scenarios.

Paula is known for being dynamic professional with strong skills in conflict resolutions, writing, synthesis, negotiation, and excellent customer service.

  • Labor
  • Litigation
  • Labor Inspector in the area of inspections at the Departmental Delegation of Guatemala of the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare.
  • Strategic advice to national and transnational companies for compliance with current labor regulations, harmonizing business needs with the requirements of labor authorities and legislation in Guatemala.
  • Strategic planning in payroll and personnel management, disciplinary processes, contracts, settlements, and labor conciliations.
  • Current President of the Joint Commission for Minimum Wages for non-agricultural activities at the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare.
  • Professor of the Labor Procedural Law course at Da Vinci University of Guatemala – Guatemala, 2020-2021.
  • Guatemalan Bar and Notaries Association (CANG).
  • Pursuing a Master´s Degree in Labor Law and Social Security – University of San Carlos, Guatemala.
  • Diploma in Labor Law – Guatemalan Bar and Notaries Association, 2019.
  • Diploma in Tax Update and Fiscal Legislation – Guatemalan Bar and Notaries Association, 2018.
  • Diploma in General and Corporate Accounting – Alenro, Guatemala, 2018.
  • Admitted to practice as Attorney and as Notary Public since 2016.
  • Graduated in Law – Universidad Rafael Landívar, Guatemala, 2016.


  • Spanish
  • English