Jorge L. Capó-Matos

Jorge Capó-Matos is a member in the Labor and Employment Law Department.  He has over thirty years of experience in the labor and employment areas. Jorge’s practice covers counseling and litigation in employment and labor relations, including employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, drug testing, privacy rights, wage and hour, ERISA, COBRA, benefit claims, employment contracts,  agreements, employee manuals and policies,  union campaigns, collective bargaining, immigration, and labor aspects of reorganizations and sales, start-up and closing of operations.

Jorge has written extensively on employment law issues and is a frequent speaker in professional and business associations. Among the more recent contributions is the Puerto Rico chapter in the ABA/BNA’s treatise, “A State-by-State Survey on Employment-at-Will” (2011; 2013 and 2014). He also is a contributor to The World Bank’s-Doing Business reports on “Employing Workers” in Puerto Rico (2008 to present).

In 1995, Jorge counseled the executive and legislative branches of the Puerto Rico government regarding labor reform laws.  Also, in 1998 he counseled the Puerto Rico government regarding a new Minimum Wage, Vacation and Sick Leave Law.

Jorge was recently recognized by Chambers Latin America 2013, as one of the region’s leading lawyers for employment law, based on the views of clients, peers, and other industry professionals.

Education

  • University of Puerto Rico, B.A., 1976
  • University of Puerto Rico, J.D., 1979
  • University of Pennsylvania, LL.M., 1980

Bar Admissions

  • Puerto Rico
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit