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Juan Felipe Santos

Updated: September 27th, 2021 | San Juan | Lawyer List J | Jackson Lewis P.C. |

Address: 250 Muñoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 404, san-juan, PR, 00918
Law Firm: Jackson Lewis P.C.
Phone: 787-522-7315
Fax: (787) 523-7999
Website: http://www.jacksonlewis.com

TitleOffice Managing Principal and Office Litigation Manager
First Year of Call
Areas of Practice
DescriptionJuan Felipe Santos is the office managing principal and office litigation manager of the San Juan, Puerto Rico, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has successfully represented employers in litigation before federal and Puerto Rico courts, including jury trials. Before joining Jackson Lewis when it opened the Puerto Rico office in 2013, Juan worked for over 10 years in other major law firms in Puerto Rico, devoting his practice exclusively to labor and employment law.Juan represents clients through all phases and types of federal and local labor and employment lawsuits and administrative matters, ranging from individual charges and cases to broad-scale collective and class actions regarding wage and hour disputes, employment discrimination and harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, statutory leaves of absence, welfare benefits (ERISA), Railway Labor Act, defamation, non-compete covenants and other employment-related torts.Juan provides legal advice to management on human resources compliance issues and policy matters spanning the entire employment life cycle, from the hiring, discipline and termination of employees, including drafting of employment manuals and policies and the development of strategies for effective liability mitigation Juan also has experience providing legal advice to companies establishing operations in Puerto Rico and conducting due diligence employment law audits. He has been speaker at various seminars.Published Works Obligations After a Natural Disaster, El Nuevo Dia (January 2020) [Author] SpeechesPuerto Rico Employment Law Update, National Retail Federation (Washington, DC, October 2015) (presenter) Evolution of Wage and Hour Laws: Past, Present and Future, Society for Human Resources Management – Puerto Rico Chapter Convention (Fajardo, PR, September 2015) (presenter) ADA, FMLA, and USERRA: The Interplay of the Trifecta, Society for Human Resources Management – Puerto Rico Chapter (San Juan, PR, November 2013) (presenter) Honors and RecognitionsThe Best Lawyers in America , Litigation – Labor and Employment (2019-present) The Best Lawyers in Puerto Rico, Labor and Employment Law (2021) Chambers Latin America, Labour and Employment (2021) Hispanic National Bar Association, Top Lawyers Under 40 (2018)In the NewsJuan Felipe Santos In the News 11 Jackson Lewis Attorneys Named Among Top Latino Lawyers of 2020 December 20, 2020 Latino Leaders Magazine Juan Felipe Santos and Sara Colon-Acevedo Spotlighted in Best Lawyers: Global Business Edition October 5, 2020 Best Lawyers Jackson Lewis Attorneys Named to 2021 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch August 25, 2020 Jackson Lewis PublicationsJuan Felipe Santos Publicationsarticle New Puerto Rico COVID-19 Order Mandates Health Department Reporting, Sunday Closing August 24, 2020article Puerto Rico Becomes First Jurisdiction to Adopt Law Against Workplace Bullying August 7, 2020article Puerto Rico’s Anti-Bullying Bill Closer to Enactment August 4, 2020Webinarswebinar La Nueva Ley de Acoso Laboral: Estas en Cumplimiento? 9 – 10:30 AM ESTArchived webinar Puerto Rico Pioneers Workplace Bullying Law: How Will You Comply? 1 – 2:00 PM ESTArchived webinar COVID-19: Interpreting the Opinions Issued by the PR-DOL Secretary and Other Recent Legislation 2 – 3:00 PM ESTArchived BlogsJuan Felipe Santos Blog Posts COVID-19 Workplace Law Advisor Puerto Rico Senate Passes Reasonable Accommodation Bill for Certain Workers during COVID-19 Pandemic May 14, 2020 Disability, Leave & Health Management Puerto Rico Senate Passes Reasonable Accommodation Bill for Certain Workers during COVID-19 Pandemic May 14, 2020 COVID-19 Workplace Law Advisor Puerto Rico Enacts Five-Day Paid Emergency Leave for Pandemic Illness April 15, 2020

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