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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

USA Chambers 2018 - Sara Colón-Acevedo

Professional Associations and Activities

  • New York State Bar Association

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August 15, 2019
Jackson Lewis

The Best Lawyers in America 2020 Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys

August 15, 2019

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 210 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been recognized in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive... Read More

May 20, 2019
El Vocero

Sara Colón-Acevedo and Juan Felipe Santos Discuss Guidelines for the Interpretation of Puerto Rico’s Employment Legislation

May 20, 2019

Sara Colón-Acevedo and Juan Felipe Santos discuss the guidelines for the Interpretation of Puerto Rico’s Employment Legislation issued by the Puerto Rico Department of Labor and Human Resources in "Analyze the reforms in the labor field," published by El Vocero de Puerto Rico. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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August 2, 2019

Puerto Rico Enacts Leave for Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Harassment and Assault

August 2, 2019

Employees in Puerto Rico may take up to 15 days of unpaid leave each calendar year to address situations related to domestic or gender-based violence, child abuse, sexual harassment in employment, sexual assault, lewd acts, or felony stalking under a new law. The new “Special Leave” is in addition to any other leave to which the employee... Read More

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

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Puerto Rico Enacts Leave for Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Harassment and Assault
August 6, 2019

Employees in Puerto Rico may take up to 15 days of unpaid leave each calendar year to address situations related to domestic or gender-based violence, child abuse, sexual harassment in employment, sexual assault, lewd acts, or felony stalking under a new law. Read More