Andrés Rivera-Ortiz

Title: Attorney At Law
Phone: (305) 643-2255
Fax: (305) 643-2256
Email: info@polygraphlaw.com

 

Mr. Rivera-Ortiz graduated from the University of Florida Law School in 1983, and was admitted to the Bar that same year. He has been practicing labor and employment law for almost 30  years.

He has worked as an attorney for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), a federal agency that enforces and administers the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the federal law that regulates management and union relationships. As an attorney for the National Labor Relations Board, he investigated allegations of law violations by employers and unions. Additionally, he prosecuted employers and unions when it was found that they had violated the NLRA.

Mr. Rivera-Ortiz conducted elections in companies where employees voted whether to accept a union at their place of employment. He also served as hearing officer to determine and resolve issues raised by employers and unions about union elections. On June 1990, he left the National Labor Relations Board and started to work for a law firm representing unions.

On April 1993, he opened his own offices, The Law Offices of Andrés Rivera-Ortiz, P.A., where he has practiced since, representing clients in labor and employment matters. Mr. Rivera-Ortiz is admitted to practice in all state courts in the State of Florida and in the federal courts, including the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He can also practice in other federal courts across the United States. Mr. Rivera-Ortiz has handled cases in state and federal trial and appeal courts,  and in state and federal administrative agencies.

He has also represented employees and employers in lawsuits filed alleging violations of various federal laws such as the Polygraph Law (Employee Polygraph Protection Act), the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), among others. 

Mr. Rivera-Ortiz is licensed to practice in all state courts in Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Rivera-Ortiz has also practiced pro hac vice, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

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