Jose A.B. Nolla

232 Added | 1 Magazine | 12 Likes | 10 Following | 6 Followers | @jabnolla | Puerto Rico attorney and public notary whose areas of practice include Employment and Corporate Law, Real Estate & Construction Law, and Litigation, including Collections and Subrogation. + Named in the First Edition of Best Lawyers in Puerto Rico for 2014, in the practice area of Labor and Employment Law.

How the American Empire Destroyed the Kingdom of Hawaii

Capt. James Cook arrived in Hawaii, the first known Western explorer to do so, in 1778, and was baffled by the island cluster populated — against all …

Dwight D. Eisenhower

The little island that could have a big impact on Trump's chances

Puerto Rico, the island territory that a majority of Americans don’t know is part of the United States, could have an outsized impact on this year’s presidential election.<p>The commonwealth has been in a recession for over 10 years, leading to massive numbers of Puerto Ricans leaving for better …

Government

The Lean Startup Is Doing More Than Transforming Business, It's Changing The World

“Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door” is a phrase that has inspired generations of innovators and entrepreneurs. Unfortunately, they often find that a better mousetrap is not enough. You also need to find a customer who wants to buy a mousetrap at a price at which …

Innovation

Top science groups tell climate change doubters in Congress to knock it off

More than half of the Republicans in Congress question the science of human-caused climate change, according to the Center for American Progress. The presumptive Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump, has also said he is not “a great believer in man-made climate change.”<p><i>[Donald Trump’s</i> …

Climate Change

Saudi Arabia's oil reserves could be the answer to higher oil prices

Although the EIA storage figures are closely watched by oil analysts, a lesser known but similar metric from Saudi Arabia also indicates an oil market continuing to adjust. According to data from the Joint Organisations Data Initiative, and reported on by Bloomberg, Saudi oil inventories have …

Oil

'Nobody Is Immune': Bracing For Zika's First Summer In The U.S.

The mosquito-borne Zika epidemic is headed for its first summer in the United States. <i>New York Times</i> reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr. tells <i>Fresh Air</i>'s Terry Gross that if the virus is ever going to hit hard in the U.S., 2016 will be the year.<p>"No one in the population has had the disease before, so …

Public Health

Congress has a plan to save Puerto Rico - but it could destroy it instead

That leaves Congress' solution: a bill called PROMESA that allows an unelected fiscal oversight board with no ties to Puerto Rico to effectively colonize the commonwealth, taking what's left of its sovereignty and dictating the island's political and economic future.<p>PROMESA, which allows the …

Caribbean

Stop the Bots From Killing Broadway

THEY call you Lady Luck, but there is room for doubt” — Frank Loesser, “Guys and Dolls”<p>Almost a year ago, the curtain rose for “Hamilton” at the Richard Rodgers Theater. Since that day, everyone involved in the production has had many wonderful experiences to cherish — from the performance when we …

Here’s exactly how a brokered Republican convention would work

<i>Josh Putnam is a lecturer in the Political Science Department at the University of Georgia. But, to political junkies, he's better known as the founder of Frontloading HQ (FHQ, for short), a site that tracks the presidential primary calendar and all that comes with it. With an open convention on</i> …

Government

Ports opens RFP for Puerto Rico’s 1st mega yacht marina

The Alfa Nero, one of the world’s largest private yachts, measuring 269 ft, was docked in San Juan for several weeks earlier this year.<p>The Puerto …

TRB, telecom providers collaborating on sector metrics

TRB President Javier Rúa-Jovet speaks during Wednesday’s Puerto Rico Tech Summit event. (Credit: Joe Colón)<p>The Puerto Rico Telecommunications …

Puerto Rico’s economic activity at -0.4% YOY in March

The report, designed to summarize the behavior of several monthly economic indicators and make YOY comparisons, was recently changed.<p>The Puerto Rico …

Experts: Puerto Rico on right track in use of tech tools

Tim O’Reilly, founder of O’Reilly Media. (Credit: Joe Colón)<p>Puerto Rico’s current financial crisis might just be the opportunity for the government …

Best Solar Panels; Canadian, SolarWorld, Panasonic, QCELLS Modules

Mono VS Poly, What's the Difference? Which One is Best?<p>Multicrystalline solar cells are semiconductor photovoltaic (fancy word for solar) material …

Solar Power

The Supreme Court Approves DOL Interpretive Rules Holding That Mortgage-Loan Officers Are Entitled To Overtime

The United States Supreme Court has upheld an Administrator’s Opinion issued by the United States Department of Labor stating that “typical” …

Antonin Scalia

EEOC Commissioner Offers Helpful Guidance to Employers on Providing Accommodations to Pregnant Employees

Last week, I had the pleasure of presenting with EEOC Commissioner Victoria Lipnic on the EEOC’s pregnancy discrimination guidance and how employers …

The Workplace

La Puerto Rico Farm Credit distribuye dividendos

La Puerto Rico Farm Credit (PRFC), institución prestataria cooperativista para los agricultores y residentes de áreas rurales de Puerto Rico, …

Controversial estrategia para atraer multimillonarios a la Isla

Puerto Rico experimenta la oleada migratoria más grande de su historia reciente.<p>Y el gobierno de la isla intenta ayudar a contrarrestar, con una …

Sector privado reconoce la crisis fiscal

Tras expresarse en contra del Proyecto de Reforma Contributiva que proponía rebajas en las contribuciones sobre ingresos y la adopción del Impuesto …

Víctor Suárez insiste en propuesta de reforma contributiva

El secretario de la Gobernación, Víctor Suárez, dio un reversazo hoy al insistir en la propuesta de reforma contributiva que no obtuvo la mayoría de …

Nueva batalla por la quiebra criolla

<b>Washington</b> – El Gobierno confía en que la ausencia de un historial legislativo sobre las razones para excluir a Puerto Rico del capítulo 9 de la ley …

Nalgada Provoca Despido

El caso <i>Luis Rosa v ASEM</i>, 2015 DTSP 19, involucra un empleado que demandó a la Administración de Servicios Médicos de Puerto Rico (ASEM) porque fue …

$70M Mennonite hospital planned for Coamo golf course

From left: Mennonite Health System Executive Director Pedro Meléndez-Rosario and Coamo Mayor Juan Carlos García-Padilla.<p>With an initial investment of …

Bahía Plaza, retail tenants announced for Paseo Caribe

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Condado Lagoon, and situated at the crossroads of Condado, Miramar, Old San Juan, and the Puerto Rico Convention …

Spain's unemployment is falling at the fastest rate ever recorded

According to Spain's government, that's the best figure ever seen in April, and with 351,285 people leaving unemployment in the last 12 months, the fastest drop on record.<p>In the last seven years, unemployment fell by just 25,000 on average, underscoring just how impressive this month was.<p>There are …

Economy

Nadal Power ve oportunidad para medidas de fácil implantación

La derrota del proyecto de reforma contributiva en la Cámara de Representantes representa para el presidente de la Comisión de Hacienda del Senado, …

3 Reasons Why First Bancorp (FBP) is a Great Value Stock - Tale of the Tape

Many investors like to look for value in stocks, but this can be very tough to define. There is great debate regarding which metrics are the best to …

El procedimiento sumario de reclamaciones laborales

Empresas continúan cayendo en las redes que les tiende la ley Núm. 2; ello a pesar de que fue aprobada hace más de cuarenta años. Esta ley, conocida …