Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst: Regulatory Changes in Guatemalan Social Security

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The phrase, “Hope for the best, plan for the worst,” is one I heard in a spy movie, and searching for a title for this article, it occurred to me that we could use that phrase to identify the role played by labor consultants. 

There are many anecdotes. The companies that granted payments, bonuses, commissions, benefits, and special conditions to their trusted employees never thought that one day they would claim that as part of their salary to calculate their compensation and abandon many pending issues that were regular and without supporting documents.

Regardless of the background, the best way to ensure that the termination of the employment relationship does not cause surprises is to document, preventatively adequately, conditions under which the company will pay or benefit an employee…

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