Fernando Arab, partner of Morales & Besa, will assume as Undersecretary of the Ministry of Labor of the new Government of Chile

March 5, 2018

On March 11th, the partner of Morales & Besa Fernando Arab Verdugo will assume as Undersecretary of Labor of the government of Sebastián Piñera Echenique. Fernando Arab is called again by the elected president, in whose previous administration he had already worked between June 2012 and March 2014.

Guillermo Morales, founding partner of Morales & Besa, stated that “we are doubly proud of this appointment because it reflects the professional excellence of our lawyers and their vocation of public service when we are called. We wish Fernando the greatest success in his new role and responsibilities. ”

Fernando Arab says that from this position he will be in charge of “leading the labor agenda of the future Government in Chile, where the emphasis will be on strengthening employment through the modernization of the current job training system; to encourage and favor the incorporation of women and young people into the labor market; to create a system of reconversion and labor protection for the middle class; and, finally, to advance in a more modern legislation that responds to the challenges of these times, reconciling in a better way work and family life. Additionally, I will have to lead the Labor Directorate, the National Training and Employment Service and the Pledge Credit Directorate. ”

Arab has had an outstanding record in the field of labor law and social security, both nationally and internationally, not only from the private sphere of the exercise, but also in the public sector. He is a lawyer of the Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile, professor for more than 7 years of said house of studies and author of a number of publications. He is a member of the Chilean Society of Labor and Social Security Law, the Chilean Center for Labor Law and the Human Capital Committee of the Chilean-North American Chamber of Commerce. He is also an Advisor to the UC Reforms to Justice Program and a founding member of the Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile Labor Academy.