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 and mediation.

Mr. Antonetti is a Fellow 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. He has been selected by his peers worldwide to the Who’s Who of Labor and Employment Law. Mr. Antonetti has recently been inducted to the American Bar Association Foundation.

Areas of Practice:

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

Affirmative Action Plans

Discriminatory Retaliation

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

US 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

Bar Admissions:

Puerto Rico, 1974

U.S. District Court District of Puerto Rico, 1976

U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1978


University of Puerto Rico Law School, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1974

Fordham University, New York, New York

Published Works:

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

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

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

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Significant 2006-2007 Employment Law Changes in PR, National Retail Federation, 2006, 2007 until 2013

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 – 2013

Merit Certificate – Puerto Rico Bar Association, 1984 – 2004

Professional Associations and Memberships:

College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2002 – 2013


American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law, 1977 – 2013


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 – 2013





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