Gregory J. Figueroa-Rosario

Gregory J. Figueroa-Rosario is a Senior Associate in our Labor & Employment and Employee Benefits & ERISA Matters Practice Groups. Gregory’s practice includes employment litigation in state, federal and administrative forums and compliance and preventive consulting in matters concerning labor and employment laws, employee benefits and ERISA. His work comprises wrongful termination, retaliation, discrimination, sexual harassment, wages and hours, the hiring process, workforce reduction, drafting and implementing workplace policies, analysis and application of legislation and regulations related to human resources, among others.

Additionally, he assists clients on a vast array of employment matters, including the administration of statutory leaves such as vacation, sick leave, and the Family and Medical Leave (FMLA), and required insurance policies in the workplace, such as the workers’ compensation insurance coverage. Gregory also counsels on the negotiation and drafting of employment agreements, non-competition, confidentiality and non-solicitation covenants, severance and confidential release agreements to reduce exposure and prevent potential litigation. Moreover, Gregory has experience in ERISA matters involving the design and administration of pension and welfare plans, the merger and transfer of assets between pension plans, filing of tax exemption ruling requests of pension plans before the Puerto Rico tax authorities, and correction proceedings with the U.S. Department of Labor and Employee Benefits Security Administration, among others. He also supports the mergers and acquisitions corporate practice of the Firm, where he performs due diligences from the labor and employment and employee benefits perspective.

Gregory also serves as a public speaker in different forums and provides seminars and training sessions to clients.

Get to know Gregory

Why Ferraiuoli?

Ferraiuoli is a dynamic and energetic firm, composed by excellent and knowledgeable attorneys committed to serve clients with the high quality counsel they deserve. Ferraiuoli promotes professional development and facilitates its staff with the tools, resources and support necessary to enhance legal and business skills to better address client’s needs. Without a doubt, Ferraiuoli is a unique and innovative law firm that has redefined legal services in Puerto Rico while been committed to the community and social causes. These core values inspire our day-to-day work and fuel our calling to serve our clients.

Why do your clients come to you?

Early on I developed a specific interest in the labor and employment field. This clear objective drove me to acquire private practice experience in the area during my first years of professional development. Shortly thereafter, I supported non-labor, solo practitioners by providing practical and effective legal solutions on compliance, personnel management and employment-related claims. We strategically traced the appropriate courses to follow to achieve cost-effective and desired outcomes always promoting the client’s best interest.  Such background allows me to deal with matters entrusted to me based on actual experience of the day to day practice of law, understanding the importance of our role as attorneys and the impact of our advice in the clients’ businesses.

What do you find most rewarding?

Being able to exceed client’s expectations as part of a team where every member adds value and plays a significant role in obtaining the most rewarding result of all: total client satisfaction. There’s no better feeling than knowing that your legal advice contributed to the client’s success and helped maintain the business on track toward accomplishing its objectives.

Representative Cases or Transactions

  • Rivera-Coll, Hernández-Agostini, Malavet Rivera v. MMM Holdings, Inc., Civil No. ISCI201700408, successfully defended a wrongful termination claim filed by three former employees and obtained summary judgment in favor of client. The judgment was confirmed by the Puerto Rico Court of Appeals and the Puerto Rico Supreme Court denied certiorari.

Speaking Engagements

  • Patrono, ¡Sonríe, te están grabando!, 2019 SHRM (Puerto Rico Chapter) Annual Conference, August 2019.
  • Sinopsis de los Últimos Desarrollos en la Legislación Laboral de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association, August 2019.

 

Publications

  • Interview on WIPR Radio program, Empleándonos, April 2019.
  • House Bill 1197: Protection to employees who use medical cannabis, Microjuris al Día, August 2017.
  • Regulation to accommodate religious practices in the employment will be effective on May 25, 2017, Microjuris al Día, May 2017.
  • EEOC reminder regarding mental health in the workplace, Microjuris al Día, December 2016.

 

Get to know Gregory

Why Ferraiuoli?

Ferraiuoli is a dynamic and energetic firm, composed by excellent and knowledgeable attorneys committed to serve clients with the high quality counsel they deserve. Ferraiuoli promotes professional development and facilitates its staff with the tools, resources and support necessary to enhance legal and business skills to better address client’s needs. Without a doubt, Ferraiuoli is a unique and innovative law firm that has redefined legal services in Puerto Rico while been committed to the community and social causes. These core values inspire our day-to-day work and fuel our calling to serve our clients.

Why do your clients come to you?

Early on I developed a specific interest in the labor and employment field. This clear objective drove me to acquire private practice experience in the area during my first years of professional development. Shortly thereafter, I supported non-labor, solo practitioners by providing practical and effective legal solutions on compliance, personnel management and employment-related claims. We strategically traced the appropriate courses to follow to achieve cost-effective and desired outcomes always promoting the client’s best interest.  Such background allows me to deal with matters entrusted to me based on actual experience of the day to day practice of law, understanding the importance of our role as attorneys and the impact of our advice in the clients’ businesses.

What do you find most rewarding?

Being able to exceed client’s expectations as part of a team where every member adds value and plays a significant role in obtaining the most rewarding result of all: total client satisfaction. There’s no better feeling than knowing that your legal advice contributed to the client’s success and helped maintain the business on track toward accomplishing its objectives.

Representative Cases or Transactions

  • Rivera-Coll, Hernández-Agostini, Malavet Rivera v. MMM Holdings, Inc., Civil No. ISCI201700408, successfully defended a wrongful termination claim filed by three former employees and obtained summary judgment in favor of client. The judgment was confirmed by the Puerto Rico Court of Appeals and the Puerto Rico Supreme Court denied certiorari.

Speaking Engagements

  • Patrono, ¡Sonríe, te están grabando!, 2019 SHRM (Puerto Rico Chapter) Annual Conference, August 2019.
  • Sinopsis de los Últimos Desarrollos en la Legislación Laboral de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association, August 2019.

 

Publications

  • Interview on WIPR Radio program, Empleándonos, April 2019.
  • House Bill 1197: Protection to employees who use medical cannabis, Microjuris al Día, August 2017.
  • Regulation to accommodate religious practices in the employment will be effective on May 25, 2017, Microjuris al Día, May 2017.
  • EEOC reminder regarding mental health in the workplace, Microjuris al Día, December 2016.