Perspectiva General

Daniel Quiles-Pumarejo has experience with wrongful terminations, wage and hour claims and federally assisted construction projects. He has specific knowledge and experience with the administration of the following:

  • The Davis Bacon Act (DBA)
  • The Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (CWHSSA)
  • The Copeland Act (Anti-Kick Back Act)
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Daniel began his career in employment law as a federal labor standards compliance auditor. He was also a labor standards inspector with the Fair Labor Standards Bureau at Puerto Rico’s Department of Labor for five years. He is an invaluable resource for his clients in the matter of wage and hour law, a practice area where he has excelled. 

Daniel is an active guest speaker in employment law related topics for human resources and industrial relations organizations, such as the Association of Labor Relations Professionals and the Employers’ Committee of the Puerto Rico Department of Labor and Human Resources.

Prior to joining Schuster LLC, Daniel clerked for the Hon. Efraín E. Rivera Pérez of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico. He graduated at the top of his law school class and received multiple academic awards, including the most outstanding student in civil and criminal law by the Puerto Rico Bar Association.

Afiliaciones Profesionales y Comunitarias


Puerto Rico Bar Association


Labor and Employment Law Section

American Bar Association


Association of Labor Relations Professionals

News, Analysis & Press

Littler Global Guide - Puerto Rico - Q2 2019

Global Guide Quarterly

July 17, 2019

Employer's Liability for Sexual Harassment from Supervisors: Recommendations Based on the Doctrinal Development

42 PR Law Journal 117


Speaking Engagements

Puerto Rico Wage and Hour Webinar “Arroz y Habichuelas”

San Juan, PR

March 8, 2018

Puerto Rico Labor Reform 2017: What You Need to Know

San Juan, PR

February 16, 2017

To Be or Not to Be: Recent Controversies About Who Is and Who Is Not an Exempt Employee

Employer’s Committee - Puerto Rico Department of Labor and Human Resources


All you Have to Know about The Minimum Wage, Vacation and Sick Leave Act

Puerto Rico Association of Labor Relations Practitioners


Wage and Hour: Recent Developments and Trends

Puerto Rico Association of Labor Relations Practitioners



  • J.D., Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico, 2005summa cum laude
  • B.A., University of Puerto Rico, 1996magna cum laude


  • Español
  • Inglés

Admisión de la barra

Puerto Rico


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Puerto Rico