Sofia is an associate attorney in the St. Thomas office of Ogletree Deakins. She represents employers in a wide- range of employment issues, including claims of discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, unlawful harassment, and hostile work environment claims. Sofia received her law degree from Florida International University College of Law. While in law school, she interned at the Immigrant Children’s Justice Clinic and at the Family and Education Clinic. Sofia was also an extern at the Office of Human Rights and Fair Employment Practice in Miami, Florida. Before joining the firm, Sofia served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Denise Hinds-Roach.
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20 Tips for U.S. Virgin Islands Employers in 2020: COVID-19 Guidance for Restaurants, Bars and Nightclubs
Conducting business in the U.S. Virgin Islands poses unique challenges not often encountered in the states, but also unique opportunities. This 20-part series offers tips for doing business in the U.S. Virgin Islands, covering a broad array of topics affecting employers. Part four of this series addresses COVID-19 guidance for restaurants, bars, and nightclubs.
Virgin Islands Supreme Court Confirms Applicability of FAA and Issues Guidance on Arbitration Agreements
In Whyte v. Bockino, No. 2017-0024 (August 29, 2018), the Supreme Court of the United States Virgin Islands held that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) applies to contracts in the Virgin Islands and concluded that the claims of a former employee were arbitrable.