Employment Law in Puerto Rico: What You Need to Know

Thursday, July 17, 2014
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Doing business in Puerto Rico requires understanding and complying with employment laws that can be quite different from those in the rest of the United States and elsewhere. Companies with employees in Puerto Rico (and even those that simply contract for services in Puerto Rico) face multiple challenges in adhering to the island’s employment laws and their myriad constitutional, statutory, regulatory, and judicial components. 

Join us for an informative, one-hour webinar that will provide you with practical, strategic guidance to help your company avoid employment law pitfalls when operating in Puerto Rico.

Topics will include:

  • Complying with Puerto Rico’s “just cause” statutory termination standard.
  • Conducting a reduction in force (RIF) that meets Puerto Rico’s legal standards.
  • Drafting and implementing valid separation agreements in Puerto Rico.
  • Wage and hour law in Puerto Rico, including Christmas bonus rules.
  • Understanding and adhering to Puerto Rico’s leave laws.

Thursday, July 17, 2014
12–1 pm ET

Melissa C. Rodriguez
Of Counsel, Labor and Employment Practice

Larissa C. Garriga
Employment Counsel
NBCUniversal, Inc. – Telemundo

Ms. Garriga counsels human resources professionals and business leaders on employment law and immigration matters. Prior to joining NBCUniversal, she was an associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, where she managed employment litigation and administrative charges primarily in Florida and Puerto Rico, and advised clients on a variety of employment law related matters.  Ms. Garriga is licensed to practice law in the State of Florida and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. She received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and has been certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.

CLE Credit
CLE credit in CA, FL, IL, NJ, NY, PA, TX, and VA is currently pending approval.

For more information, contact Stephen Kimmerling at 212.309.6308 or skimmerling@morganlewis.com.