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Sara E. Colón-Acevedo

Principal
San Juan

P 787-522-7310
F 787-522-7306
Sara.Colon-Acevedo@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Sara E. Colón-Acevedo is a Principal in the San Juan, Puerto Rico, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice concentrates in employment discrimination and wage and hour law counseling and litigation on behalf of employers in Puerto Rico local and federal courts.

Ms. Colón-Acevedo has extensive trial experience before both federal and local courts and administrative forums in Puerto Rico. She also has experienced defending employers facing collective wage and hour class actions.

In her more than 15 years of practice, Ms. Colón-Acevedo has developed extensive experience offering preventive advice to clients, developing and revising policies, and giving seminars to clients on different areas in the Employment Law field.

Following her undergraduate studies, Ms. Colón-Acevedo was a teacher in a private school in Puerto Rico. She decided to continue her studies and, following law school, she completed a two year clerkship at the San Juan Superior Court with Honorable Judges Carmen Rita Vélez-Borrás and Arnaldo López-Rodríguez.

She is fluent in Spanish and English.

Honors and Recognitions

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Professional Associations and Activities

  • New York State Bar Association

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November 20, 2015
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Jackson Lewis Publishes Q3 Diversity Committee Newsletter

November 20, 2015

Please enjoy our Diversity Committee Newsletter for the third quarter of 2015. 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... Read More

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May 23, 2017

New Puerto Rico Labor Department Religious Accommodation Regulations Effective May 25

May 23, 2017

The Employment Law Reform enacted earlier this year in Puerto Rico introduced a local requirement to accommodate an employee’s observance of religious practices or beliefs. (See our article, Top 20 Things You Should Know About the Proposed Puerto Rico Employment Law Reform.) The law directed the Secretary of the Puerto Rico Department of... Read More

January 19, 2017

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

January 19, 2017

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 Act, House... Read More

January 6, 2016

Governor of Puerto Rico Signs Bill to Expand Paid Sick Leave Use

January 6, 2016

The New Year began with the Governor of Puerto Rico’s approval of an amendment, House Bill 695, to the Commonwealth’s paid sick leave law that expands the circumstances under which non-exempt employees can use paid sick leave. The stated intent is to improve the working conditions of employees with caregiving responsibilities... Read More