Juan Felipe Santos

Juan Felipe Santos: Attorney with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Biography

Juan Felipe Santos is the Office Managing Principal and Office Litigation Manager in 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, Mr. Santos worked for over 10 years in other major law firms in Puerto Rico, devoting his practice exclusively to labor and employment law.

Mr. Santos 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.

Mr. Santos 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 Mr. Santos 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.

Speeches and Presentations

•“ADA, FMLA, and USERRA: The Interplay of the Trifecta,” Society for Human Resources Management - Puerto Rico Chapter (San Juan, PR, November 2013) (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)
•“Puerto Rico Employment Law Update,” National Retail Federation (Washington, DC, October 2015) (presenter)

Blogs

Pay Equity Advisor Blog
Puerto Rico Enacts Equal Pay Law, Prohibits Employers from Inquiring about Past Salary History
March 13, 2017

Almost two months after signing sweeping employment law reform, Governor Ricardo Rossello has signed Puerto Rico Act No. 16 of March 8, 2017, known as the “Puerto Rico Equal Pay Act.” Act 16 is effective immediately.

By Juan Felipe Santos and Maralyssa Alvarez-Sanchez

Webinars

Archived

Puerto Rico Employment Law Reform

When January 31, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST
Credits: CLE - Pending*, HRCI - Pending, SHRM - Pending

Archived

Introduction to Puerto Rico Employment Law - What Employers Need to Know

When September 23, 2015 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Publications

January 26, 2017

Governor Signs Puerto Rico Employment Law Reform

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello has signed the “Labor Transformation and Flexibility Act” (House Bill 453), a law that dramatically changes the employment landscape in Puerto Rico and provides more flexibility in the workplace.The Act, signed by the Governor on January 26, 2017, changes the definition of daily...

January 19, 2017

Top 20 Things You Should Know About the Proposed Puerto Rico Employment Law Reform

Under a new government administration, Puerto Rico employment laws will undergo the most significant transformation in decades with the expected enactment of the “Labor Transformation and Flexibility Act.”In an unprecedented but anticipated move, on January 14, 2017, the Puerto Rico House of Representatives approved the...

November 21, 2016

Top Eight Guidelines to Litigate Employment Claims under Puerto Rico's Unique Summary Proceeding

A litigation trap that can ensnare unwary employers who may be sued in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is a piece of employment legislation that allows expedited proceedings: Law No. 2 of October 17, 1961 (“Law No. 2”), as amended, known as the “Law for the Summary Proceeding of Employment Claims.”Law No. 2...

In the News

January 1, 2017

Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Publishes Q4 Diversity Committee Newsletter

Please enjoy our Diversity Committee Newsletter for the fourth quarter of 2016. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events the firm has...

August 25, 2016

Microjuris

Juan Felipe Santos Discusses the Jackson Lewis Scholarship Program

Juan Felipe Santos discusses the Jackson Lewis Scholarship Program in “Estudiantes de Derecho UPR reciben beca del bufete Jackson Lewis,” published by Microjuris.

June 24, 2016

Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Publishes Q4 Diversity Committee Newsletter

While our firm Chairman Vincent Cino (MOR) always says “Jackson Lewis needs to do better...” I am pleased to report that Jackson Lewis ranked 2nd in Law360's list of the “Top 10 Biglaw Firms for Female Attorneys” and 18th in the publication's list of the “100 Best Law Firms for Female...

Areas of Practice (7)

  • General Employment Litigation
  • Wage and Hour
  • Airline and Airline Service Providers
  • Manufacturing
  • Hospitality
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Retail and Consumer Goods

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
787-522-7315  Phone
(787) 522-7306  Fax
www.jacksonlewis.com/people.php?PeopleID=2104
University Attended:
Cornell University, B.S., Industrial and Labor Relations, 2000
Law School Attended:
University of Puerto Rico Law School, J.D., 2003
Year of First admission:
2004
Admission:
2004, Puerto Rico, U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico and U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
Memberships:

Professional Associations and Activities

•Federal Bar Association
•Hispanic National Bar Association
•National Retail Federation
•Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce
•Society for Human Resource Management

Languages:
Spanish
Birth Information:
1978
Reported Cases:
Published Opinions: Vega-Colon v. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, 625 F.3d 22 (1st Cir. 2010); Rivera-Diaz v. Humana Health Plans of P.R., Inc., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17573 (D.P.R. 2013); Velazquez v. Developers Diversified Realty, 904 F. Supp. 2d 156 (D.P.R. 2012); Velazquez v. Developers Diversified Realty, 272 F.R.D. 310 (D.P.R. 2011); Hernandez v. Wal-Mart Puerto Rico, Inc.,2010 WL 4273927 (D.P.R. 2010); Rosado v. American Airlines, 743 F.Supp.2d 40 (D.P.R. 2010); Figueroa-Santiago v. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, 2010 WL 3724323 (TCA); Vega-Colon v. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 37133 (D.P.R. 2009); Baerga-Castro v. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, 2009 U.S. Dist LEXIS 80388 (D.P.R. 2009); Barron-Ruiz v. American Airlines, 2009 U.S. Dist LEXIS 93865 (D.P.R. 2009); Zeif, et al. v. American Airlines, 2009 WL 2351518 (TCA); Montalvo-Leon v. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 76635 (D.P.R. 2007); Acosta-Colon v. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11240 (D.P.R. 2006); Torres Velez v. Brignoni, American Airlines, Inc., 2006 PR App LEXIS 2838 (TCA)
ISLN:
917476486

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