Puerto Rico Law | Santiago Law Services

Puerto Rico Licensed Attorney

Business consulting on employment law and general orientation on civil matters

Puerto Rico – Business Consulting

Employment legislation at the US federal level is very ample and complex and is constantly evolving. As is the case with other U.S. jurisdictions, Puerto Rico employment legislation adds another layer of complexity to the already challenging federal employment legislation. Employers in Puerto Rico must be aware of the particulars of these laws and how they impact their businesses.

As an attorney and Senior Certified Professional by the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM-SCP) with over 10 years of experience in the human resources field, attorney Santiago provides businesses with the experience in the legal field and the human resources field to helps employers being in compliance with the law and managing business risks associated to employment law. Some of the services provided are:

  • US Federal Employment Law

    • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 USC §201 et seq., as amended
    • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – compliance
  • Puerto Rico Employment Law, among them:

    • Regulation No. 13 for employee classification
    • Employment Termination Act “Ley 80” (P.R. Act No. 80 of May 30 of 1976, as amended)
    • Employment Discrimination Act (Act No. 100 of June 30 of 1959, as amended)
    • Labor Reform Act (Act No.4 of 2017)

  • Human Resources – analysis and development of policies & procedures related to:

    • Job Descriptions
    • Employee Handbook
    • Personnel Background Checks
    • Negligent Hiring & Employee Referrals
    • I-9 & E-Verify Compliance
    • Sexual Harassment

Puerto Rico – Other Civil Matters

Santiago Law Services provides legal orientation to individuals in a myriad of civil matters including family law, inheritance law, torts & personal Injury and contracts. If agreed, your case may be referred to our Of-Counsel team, comprise of licensed lawyers physically present in Puerto Rico.