Clarissa Lehmen joined the Firm in 2014. She integrates the employment & compensation practice group, with focus on employment advisory, assisting companies in strategic matters. Clarissa has a wide breadth of experience in strategic matters, including defining and implementing strategies for labor matters relating to C-level executives, benefits harmonization, expatriation, outsourcing, due diligence audits related to Mergers & Acquisitions, retention schemes, Stock Options and negotiations with labor unions.
Awards and Recognitions
Clarissa has been recognized for her work in the Labor area by the main legal directories such as Analise Advocacia 500 and Analise Advocacia Mulher – Full Service.
She graduated from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul with a degree in Law and also holds a master’s degree in Business Law from Fundação Getúlio Vargas.
Portuguese and English.
Representative matters and clients
– Advised multinational luxury retail company on the winding down of its activities in Brazil;
– Advised multinational telecom company on the negotiation of a collective lay-off;
– Advises multinational tech company on the assessment of labor practices across Latin America;
– Advises multinational companies on the restructuring of their workforce in connection with the COVID 19 pandemic, including reshaping of workplace and new employment regimes;
– Advises multinational companies on initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion.
Trench Rossi Watanabe is awarded the CESA Gender Equality Seal
Trench Rossi Watanabe has received the CESA Gender Equity Seal in the highest category entitled “Highlight”. This award recognizes law firms that have solid Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, taking into consideration several fronts, such as internal commitment, strategic planning, communication and participation rate. With a female majority in leadership for years, this recognition reinforces […]
Gender Pay Equality Legislation: new Ordinance regulates aspects of Decree Nr. 11,795/2023
In brief On November 27, 2023, a new Ordinance (Nr. 3,714/2023) was published to regulate Decree Nr. 11,795/2023, outlining administrative procedures for the Ministry of Labor and Employment to act on the salary transparency mechanisms dealt by the Decree and by the new gender pay law (Law nr. 14,611/2023). In more detail The Ordinance sets […]
Government Decree Establishes Framework for Gender Pay Equality Legislation
In brief Decree 11,795/2023, published today (November 24, 2023), enforces the provisions of Law 14,611/2023 regarding equal pay and remuneration standards for women and men. Key provisions include (i) the mandatory Wage and Remuneration Criteria Transparency Report for companies with over 100 employees, and (ii) the implementation of an Action Plan to address gender-based pay […]
Brazilian Supreme Court changes position on the collection of union assistance contributions
In brief On September 11, 2023, the Brazilian Supreme Court (“STF”) issued a significant ruling concerning the constitutionality of clauses within collective agreements, such as collective bargaining agreements and agreements between companies and Workers’ Unions. In more detail The STF’s decision declares that clauses establishing mandatory union assistance contributions, applicable to both employees and companies, […]
New law on equal payment for women and men
In brief On July 3rd, 2023, the Brazilian President sanctioned Law n. 14,611/2023, aiming to ensure equal payment for women and men who perform the same activities. The new regulation also creates greater sanctions for employers. In more detail Among other new provisions, the new law amends article 461 of the Labor Code to expressly […]