Our attorneys handle a diverse range of matters in labor and employment law. Many of Puerto Rico’s labor and employment laws differ significantly from those found throughout the United States. Our practice covers all areas of labor and employment law across many industries. We also have extensive experience before local and federal administrative agencies. Our experience and knowledge of local and federal laws coupled with our understanding of your business allow us to design the best strategy to solve or prevent problems in the most efficient and cost effective manner. The employment litigation area of our practice involves defending employers in employment matters before the local and federal courts, at both trial and appellate levels, such as discrimination claims based on age, sex, race, national origin, and disability, as well as sexual harassment, retaliation, employee benefits, ERISA and wage and hour claims. We pride ourselves in offering our services to a wide range of industries. In the labor area of our practice, we have handled numerous representation, unfair labor practice and decertification proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and the Puerto Rico Labor Relations Board. Our team has vast experience representing employers against unions in numerous organizing campaigns and elections. We also represent employers in labor arbitration proceedings under collective bargaining agreements. We have dealt extensively on behalf of employers with all major unions in Puerto Rico for almost 30 years. In addition, we provide training to supervisors, human resources professionals, and managers in numerous areas such as union avoidance, collective bargaining, good personnel management techniques, progressive discipline, internal complaint handling, interviewing and hiring. Furthermore, we perform in depth site assessments from the labor and employment law perspective and daily counseling to employers on compliance issues, internal investigations, disciplinary matters (always anticipating litigation), start up of operations, reductions in workforce and business closing.