Erika Berríos-Berríos has successfully litigated labor and employment matters in both state and federal courts and administrative agencies. In addition, she has substantial experience representing employers in employment audits conducted by the federal and state agencies and has also gained ample experience representing employers in arbitration proceedings representing private and public employers.
Her experience practicing before courts and administrative agencies, including the Puerto Rico Antidiscrimination Unit, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Fair Labor Standards Bureau, has provided Erika with the ability to wisely advise her clients in making business decisions.
Erika has specific experience providing litigation defense of claims arising under the Puerto Rico Labor and Employment statutes including unjust dismissal claims, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Equal Pay Act, the American with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
She routinely counsels clients on reorganizations under the Puerto Rico legal framework, leaves of absences, employment contracts, reductions-in-force, internal investigations, disciplinary process, and compliance.
Additionally, Erika frequently conducts training programs and seminars for all levels of management in various industries in the following topics: sexual harassment in the workplace, employment discrimination, diversity and inclusion, domestic violence protocol, equal pay, internal investigations, and disciplinary and evaluation processes.
Erika’s representative clients include retailers, insurers, nonprofit organizations, public corporations, medical device companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers.