Juan Carlos Pérez Otero has practiced exclusively in the area of labor and employment law counseling management on subjects such as terminations, reductions in force, equal employment, sexual harassment, wage and hour compliance, employment policies, affirmative action, OSHA and administration of collective bargaining agreements; and has successfully represented employers in federal and state courts and in labor arbitration in a wide spectrum of labor and employment litigation. He has also represented both buyers and sellers in complex acquisition transactions with significant employment issues.
He advises and represents employers in union election campaigns, collective bargaining negotiations, strike preparation and related proceedings before the Puerto Rico and the National Labor Relations Boards and injunctions in federal and state courts.
He has been a member of the Labor Law Committees of the Puerto Rico Bar Association and of the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association, and has frequently lectured on labor and employment topics at organizations such as the Society for Human Resources Management, the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce, the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association, and the Association of Labor Relations Professionals.
He prepares and conducts in house trainings for clients on union avoidance, compliance with equal opportunity and non-discrimination in employment, just cause for terminations, statutory minimum compensation for regular and overtime work and other local and Federal mandated benefits or requirements.
He served twice in the Board of Directors of the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association; in the Board of Trustees of the University of the Sacred Heart, where he chaired the Governance Commitee; and is a former member, president and artistic director of the Board of Trustees of Pro Arte Musical, the oldest private organization engaged in the promotion of classical music education and performance in Puerto Rico.