Attorney Jorge Capó previously was the senior labor and employment lawyer at O'Neill & Borges, LLC, Puerto Rico's leading full-service law firm. The Capo Law Office can now provide clients with legal, HR and administrative counseling and legal representation which benefits from over 40 years of specialized legal experience counseling and representing private sector businesses.
A graduate from the University of Puerto Rico (Juris Doctor) and the University of Pennsylvania (Master of Laws-LL.M) law schools, Capó joined the O'Neill & Borges law firm in 1980. Five years later he was invited to the partnership. As Head of the firm's Labor Department he continued to personally advise and represent clients, while also mentoring and supervising other lawyers.
In 1995, Capó counseled the Puerto Rico executive and legislative branches in successfully approving Labor Reform legislation. Later, in 1998 he counseled the local government in approving a bill which would become Puerto Rico's Minimum Wage, Vacation and Sick Leave Law. More recently, Capó advised the Puerto executive branch on contemplated Labor Reform legislation (Law No. 4-2017).
Mr. Capó also teaches Labor Relations and Employment Law courses at the University of Puerto Rico-School of Business Administration.
The Capo Law Office provides counseling and litigation representation in employment and labor relations, including employment discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, worker's compensation, drug testing, privacy rights, employee data protection, wage and hour, ERISA, COBRA, payroll taxes, employee benefits and compensation, benefit claims, employment contracts, non-competition agreements, executive employment contracts, international employee contracts, employment manuals and policies, union campaigns, collective bargaining, arbitration; labor aspects of reorganizations and sales, labor related bankruptcy issues, layoffs, RIFs, start-up and closing of operations.
Mr. Capó has demonstrated legal, problem-solving and negotiation skills; extensive experience as labor and employment outside counsel for international, national and local businesses; and frequently serves as local independent counsel for national and multinational law firms.