Employee-employer labor relations have a great impact in corporate decision-making and organizational governance processes. We offer thorough and effective legal representation, assistance, and counseling to meet our client’s needs. Our counseling practice covers matters such as business labor planning and organization; drafting of personnel policies; drafting of employment contracts and non-competition agreements; collective bargaining; workers’ compensation; and other employment law matters. Our labor law attorneys are qualified in the representation of clients before the local courts and administrative agencies in wrongful discharge cases, employment discrimination issues, wage and hour claims, retaliation, sexual harassment and civil rights laws claims. Our labor law attorneys and counselors, provide counseling in matters involving laws such as the Puerto Rico Minimum Wage Act; Vacation and Sick Leave Act; Puerto Rico Wage and Hour Acts and Mandatory Decrees; federal laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act; Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA); the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA); and issues arising under federal statutes such as equal opportunity and affirmative action cases under the jurisdiction of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance and Procedures (OFCCP).
Our practice also extends to counseling on employee welfare and benefits, identification of labor and employment liabilities and employer’s obligations in the contexts of mergers and acquisitions or other corporate divisions.