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Puerto Rico Labor Department Updates Regulations On Payment Of Annual (Christmas) Bonus

Employers in Puerto Rico must comply with updated regulations on the payment of the generally required annual bonus to eligible employees. The Puerto Rico Department of Labor (DOL) updated the regulations, effective October...more

Puerto Rico Agencies Issue Employee-Related Guidance, Tax Relief In Wake Of Hurricane

The passage of Hurricane María through Puerto Rico in September 2017 left catastrophic damages. In an effort to encourage employer assistance and provide temporary economic relief to employees in Puerto Rico, local government...more

New Puerto Rico Labor Department Religious Accommodation Regulations Effective May 25

The Employment Law Reform enacted earlier this year in Puerto Rico introduced a local requirement to accommodate an employee’s observance of religious practices or beliefs. The law directed the Secretary of the Puerto Rico...more

Puerto Rico Enacts Equal Pay Law, Prohibits Employers from Inquiring about Past Salary History

Almost two months after signing sweeping employment law reform, Governor Ricardo Rosselló has signed Puerto Rico Act No. 16 of March 8, 2017, known as the “Puerto Rico Equal Pay Act.” Act 16 is effective immediately....more

Top 20 Things You Should Know About the Proposed Puerto Rico Employment Law Reform

Under a new government administration, Puerto Rico employment laws will undergo the most significant transformation in decades with the expected enactment of the “Labor Transformation and Flexibility Act.” In an...more

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