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José J. Fas Quiñones

José J. Fas Quiñones

Of Counsel
Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Phone:
787-759-4156
787-759-8000 (Ext. 2175)
Fax:
787-474-2351
Email:

José J. Fas-Quiñones is Of Counsel and member of the Labor and Employment Law Department.  During his career as an attorney Mr. Fas has represented a distinguished list of corporate clients in employment law and labor relations issues before the Courts and administrative agencies of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.  Mr. Fas also has extensive experience in collective bargaining processes always representing the employer.  Mr. Fas also has administrative experience and knowledge of the principles and practices of human resources management both at the private and public sectors after serving in several diverse organizations in positions such as Assistant Vice President of Caribbean Bioresearch, Inc., Director of Adjudicative Processes and labor Counsel of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, Human Resources and Industrial Relations Director of Ondeo Of Puerto Rico and Assistant Treasury Department Secretary for Human Resources and Labor Affairs.  Mr. Fas has also served as Lecturer at the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico teaching specialized courses in Labor Legislation and Political Science.  Mr. Fas has participated as Guest Speaker in numerous conferences and seminars sponsored by different organizations throughout the island, Latin America and the United States.

Mr. Fas also has extensive experience in all areas of business development for several industries in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law -- Employer
  • Americans with Disabilities Act -- Employer
  • Employee Rights -- Employer
  • Employment Contracts -- Employer
  • Employment Discrimination -- Employer
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) -- Employer
  • Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA) -- Employer
  • Pensions, Benefits & Compensations -- Employer
  • Sexual Harassment -- 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
  • Unions
  • Wage & Hour Laws
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Slip and Fall -- Plaintiff
  • Wrongful Death -- Plaintiff

Bar Admissions

  • Puerto Rico, 1997

Education

  • Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law, Ponce, Puerto Rico
    • J.D.
  • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
    • M.A. - 1993
    • Honors: Thurgood Marshall Fellowship
    • Major: Political Science and Development Administration
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • B.A.
    • Major: Political Science and International Relations

Published Works

  • Editor, "The Political Scientist" Newsletter WMU, 1991

Classes/Seminars

  • "Legal Updates on Sexual Harassment Issues and Domestic Violence Protocols", 2009 - 2015
  • "New Developments in Labor and Employment Law", 2010 - 2014
  • "Effective Administration of Collective Bargaining Agreements", Treasury Department, 2004 - 2008
  • "Effective Supervision", Treasury Department, 2004 - 2008
  • "New Tourism Transportation Law", Puerto Rico Tourism Company, 2003
  • International Water and Health Development Organization Convention, Cancun, Mexico, 2002
  • "Anti Smoking Legislation and the Workplace", Interamerican University, San German, 2001
  • "Latest Developments in Labor Law", Society for Human Resources Management, Ponce, 2001
  • "Sexual Harassment Laws and Policies", Interamerican University, Aguadilla, 2000
  • "Latest Developments in Labor Law", Society for Human Resources Management, Mayaguez, 2000
  • "Civil Rights and Civil Duties: Fundamentals for a Better Living, Eugenio Maria de Hostos School, Mayaguez, 1997
  • "Labor Legislation", Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, 1993 - 2001
  • "Introduction to Political Sciences: Politics and Economics", Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
  • "Politics and Government of Puerto Rico", Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
  • "Comparative Political Analysis", Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
  • "Classical Political Philosophy", Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
  • "Modern Political Philosophy", Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
  • "Methodology", Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
  • "Open Seminar", Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

Honors and Awards

  • Appointed by the Governor of Puerto Rico and confirmed by the Puerto Rico Senate as Board Member and Representative of the Private Sector on the Board of Directors of the “Puerto Rico Lands Administration” (PRLA) Corporation from 2014 to 2018
  • Board of Directors Member, International Institute of People with Disabilities, Puerto Rico Chapter, 2014 to Present
  • Special Recognition for Support "Campaña Benéfica Empleados Públicos", 2005
  • Merit Award for Promotion of Academic Excellence, Pontifical Catholic University, 2001

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Association of Labor Relations Practitioners of Puerto Rico, Member
  • Society for Human Resources Management, Member
  • Inter American Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Puerto Rico Treasury Department, Assistant Secretary, Human Resources and Labor Affairs, 2004 - 2008
  • Ondeo of Puerto Rico, Human Resources and Industrial Relations, Director, 2003 - 2004
  • Puerto Rico Tourism Company, Director of Adjudicative Processes and Labor Counsel, 2001 - 2003
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, Lecturer, 1993 - 2001
  • Luis López López & Associates, Associate Attorney, 1998 - 2001
  • Caribbean Bioresearch, Inc., Assistant Vice President, 1993 - 1998

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English
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