San Juan PUERTO RICO

ABOUT Sara E. Colón-Acevedo

Sara E. Colon-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. Colon-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. Colon-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. Colon-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 Velez-Borras and Arnaldo Lopez-Rodriguez.

She is fluent in Spanish and English.

Sara E. Colon-Acevedo In the News

The Best Lawyers in America 2020 Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys

August 15, 2019 • Jackson Lewis

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

May 20, 2019 • El Vocero

Sara E. Colon-Acevedo Publications

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Puerto Rico Senate Passes Reasonable Accommodation Bill for Certain Workers during COVID-19 Pandemic

May 12, 2020

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Puerto Rico State Insurance Fund Clarifies Employer Obligations for Employees Working Remotely

May 11, 2020

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Puerto Rico Starts on Path to Reopening, Requires Employers to Certify Exposure Control Plan

May 3, 2020

Sara E. Colon-Acevedo Blog Posts

COVID-19 Workplace Law Advisor

Puerto Rico Senate Passes Reasonable Accommodation Bill for Certain Workers during COVID-19 Pandemic

May 14, 2020
Disability, Leave & Health Management

Puerto Rico Senate Passes Reasonable Accommodation Bill for Certain Workers during COVID-19 Pandemic

May 14, 2020
COVID-19 Workplace Law Advisor

Puerto Rico Enacts Five-Day Paid Emergency Leave for Pandemic Illness

April 15, 2020

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Areas of LAW

  • Wage And Hour

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