Luis F. Antonetti

Luis F. Antonetti: Attorney with Goldman Antonetti & Córdova, LLC
  • Capital Member & Director Labor & Employment at Goldman Antonetti & Córdova, LLC (26 Attorneys)
  • American International Plaza, Suite 1400, 250 Muñoz Rivera Avenue, P.O. Box 70364, San Juan, PR 00936-8364
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Luis F. Antonetti is a Capital Member of the Firm and the Director of the Labor and Employment Law Department. Mr. Antonetti practices in the areas of labor & employment law, occupational safety & health, arbitration, mediation and whistle blower protection.

Mr. Antonetti is a

of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and past president of the Labor and Employment Committee of the Puerto Rico Bar Association and of the Inter American Bar Association (I.A.B.A.). He is a member of the Council of the I.A.B.A. and a Board member of the Fundacion del Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico, Inc. He is the author of the section on Puerto Rico Labor and Employment Law in the A.B.A. B.N.A. publication titled International Labor and Employment Laws, edited by William L. Keller, Esq., and of Wage and Hour Laws: A State-by State Survey, also published by A.B.A. B.N.A. and edited by Gregory K. McGillivay. He has been a frequent lecturer in the areas of Labor and Employment Law and has written articles published by labor law journals and human resources publications.

Published Works:

International Labor and Employment Law, BNA-ABA, Puerto Rico Section, 2002

Wage and Hour State-by-State Survey, BNA-ABA, Puerto Rico Section, 2004

Employment Discrimination Lawsuits, Inside the Minds, Leading Lawyers Offer Strategies for Dealing with Discrimination Suits, Best Practices for Handling Discrimination Suits: From Working with New Clients to Changes in Relevant Laws, Aspatore Books, 2008

Revista del Colegio de Abogados, El Arbitraje Mandatorio en los Contratos Indiviuales de Empleo, Vol. 62 nums. 3 y 4, Octubre-Diciembre, 2001

Workplace Violence: Its Legal Perspective and its Socio-Economic Impact, Revista de la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico

A Modern Approach to Pregnancy Discrimination: Puerto Rico's Working Mothers Protection Act, The University of Memphis Law Review, Spring/Summer, 1999

Revista de Derecho Puertorriqueno El Arbitraje Mandatorio en un Ambiente No-Unionado: Su Proposito y Viabilidad the Arbitration Agreements after Circuit City Store v. Adam, Simposio de Derecho Laboral - Universidad Interamericana, 1998

Representative Cases:

Alice Lee Crespo v. Schering Plough del Caribe, Inc., 354 F. 3d 34 (USCA 1st Circuit 2003)

Jorge Rodriguez Cuervos v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., 181 F. 3d 15 (USCA 1st Circuit 1999)

Luis A. Giusti Negron v. Scotiabank, Civil no. 01-2022 (JAF), 260 F. Supp. 2d 403, (U.S. Dist., LEXIS 6837 2003)

Alice Lee Crespo v. Schering Plough del Caribe, Inc., Civil no. 01-2014 (HL), 231 F. Supp., 2d 420 (U.S. Dist., LEXIS 21635 2002)

Jorge Rodriguez Cuervos v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Civil no. 96-2014 (JP) (U.S. Dist., LEXIS 22445 1998)

Jorge Rodriguez Cuervos v. Wal-Mart International Puerto Rico, Inc., Civil no. 96-2014 (JP) (U.S. Dist., LEXIS 22445 1998)

Jorge Rodriguez Cuervos v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Civil no. 96-2014, Motion for Reconsideration (U.S. District, LEXIS 22387 1998)

Jorge Rodriguez Cuervos v. Wal-Mart International Puerto Rico, Inc., Civil no. 96-2014, Motion for Reconsideration (U.S. District, LEXIS 22387 1998)

Mario Alegre; Ana Fuentes; and the Conjugal Partnership between them v. Schering Plough del Caribe, Inc, Civil no. 95-2442 (SEC), 975 F. Supp. 153 (U.S. Dist LEXIS 12026 1997)

Mario Alegre; Ana Fuentes; and the conjugal partnership between them v. Schering Plough del Caribe, Inc., No. 97-2080 (U.S. App., LEXIS 10556 1998)

Nixa Ramos, et al., v. Roche Products, Inc., No. 90-2107, U.S. App., 936 F. 2d 43 (U.S. App. LEXIS 13037 1991)

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Significant 2006-2007 Employment Law Changes in PR, National Retail Federation, 2007

Puerto Rico Employment Law Update, Hispanic National Bar Association, 2007

Recent Developments in Labor and Employment Law in Puerto Rico, Employment Law Alliance, 2005

Employees Termination, National Business Institute, 2002

Current Labor Laws You Need to Know About, National Business Institute, 2001

Violence in the Workplace, Strategic Solutions, 2001

Benefits and Licenses Administration, Chamber of Commerce, 2000

Latest Developments in Employment Law, Products of Puerto Rico Association, 1999

Policy of Drug Free Workplace, Strategic Solutions, 1999

The Hiring Process and Protecting Against Wrongful Termination, National Business Institute, 1999

Minimum Wage, Payment of Salaries and Overtime, Employee Relations Consultants Group, 1998

Avoiding Unions, Strategic Solutions, 1996

American with Disabilities Act, Puerto Rico Labor Relations Professionals, 1992

Honors and Awards:

Lifetime Member - The Global Directory of Who's Who, 2006 - 2007

Merit Certificate - Puerto Rico Bar Association, 1984 - 2004

Professional Associations and Memberships:

College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2002 - 2007, Fellow

American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law, 1977 - 2007, Member

Inter-American Bar Association

National Retail Federation

Puerto Rico Labor Relations Professionals

Employment Law Alliance

Pro Bono Activities:

Founder and President, Puerto Rico Down Syndrome Foundation, Inc., 1988 - 2007

Co-Founder and Board Member, Puerto Rico 2000, Inc., 1990 - 2007

Puerto Rico Bar Association Foundation, 2005 - 2007

Areas of Practice (41)

  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Specialized in Arbitration and Mediation
  • Civil Rights
  • Age Discrimination
  • Disability & Illness Discrimination Americans with Disabilities Act, Employer
  • National Origin Discrimination
  • Race Discrimination
  • Religious Discrimination
  • Sexual Discrimination
  • Constitutional Law
  • Affirmative Action Plans
  • Discrimination
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act- ERISA, Employer
  • Employment Contracts, Employer
  • Employment Discrimination, Employer
  • Family Medical Leave Act - FMLA, Employer
  • Occupational Safety & Health Act - OSHA, Employer
  • Wage & Hour Laws, Employer
  • Whistleblower, Employer
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification - WARN - Act, Employer
  • Wrongful Termination, Employer
  • Labor Law
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Labor Arbitration
  • Labor Disputes
  • Labor Legislation
  • Labor Relations Boards & Proceedings
  • Unfair Labor Practices
  • Wage & Hour Laws
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification - WARN - Act
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Federal Appellate Practice
  • Federal Trial Practice
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Defamation & Privacy, Plaintiff
  • Workers' Compensation Law
  • Workers' Compensation Appeals
  • Workers' Compensation Defense
  • Workers' Compensation Fraud
  • Workers' Compensation Subrogation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(787) 759-4111  Phone
(787) 759-8000 ext. 2228  Phone
(787) 474-2372  Fax
www.gaclaw.com
University Attended:
Fordham University, B.A., Philosophy, 1968
Law School Attended:
University of Puerto Rico Law School, J.D., 1974
Year of First admission:
1974
Admission:
1974, Puerto Rico; 1976, U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico; 1978, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
Languages:
Spanish, English and Italian
Reported Cases:
Alice Lee Crespo v. Schering Plough del Caribe, Inc., 354 F. 3d 34 (USCA 1st Circuit 2003); Jorge Rodriguez Cuervos v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., 181 F. 3d 15 (USCA 1st Circuit 1999); Luis A. Giusti Negron v. Scotiabank, Civil no. 01-2022 (JAF), 260 F. Supp. 2d 403, (U.S. Dist., LEXIS 6837 2003); Alice Lee Crespo v. Schering Plough del Caribe, Inc., Civil no. 01-2014 (HL), 231 F. Supp., 2d 420 (U.S. Dist., LEXIS 21635 2002); Jorge Rodriguez Cuervos v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Civil no. 96-2014 (JP) (U.S. Dist., LEXIS 22445 1998); Jorge Rodriguez Cuervos v. Wal-Mart International Puerto Rico, Inc., Civil no. 96-2014 (JP) (U.S. Dist., LEXIS 22445 1998); Jorge Rodriguez Cuervos v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Civil no. 96-2014, Motion for Reconsideration (U.S. District, LEXIS 22387 1998); Jorge Rodriguez Cuervos v. Wal-Mart International Puerto Rico, Inc., Civil no. 96-2014, Motion for Reconsideration (U.S. District, LEXIS 22387 1998); Mario Alegre; Ana Fuentes; and the Conjugal Partnership between them v. Schering Plough del Caribe, Inc, Civil no. 95-2442 (SEC), 975 F. Supp. 153 (U.S. Dist LEXIS 12026 1997); Mario Alegre; Ana Fuentes; and the conjugal partnership between them v. Schering Plough del Caribe, Inc., No. 97-2080 (U.S. App., LEXIS 10556 1998); Nixa Ramos, et al., v. Roche Products, Inc., No. 90-2107, U.S. App., 936 F. 2d 43 (U.S. App. LEXIS 13037 1991).
ISLN:
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