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Puerto Rico Department of Labor Issues First Comprehensive Guidelines on Employment Laws

Puerto Rico - May 9 2019 On May 8, 2019, the Secretary of the Puerto Rico Department of Labor (hereinafter, “PR-DOL”) issued the first edition of the “Guidelines for the...

Tatiana Leal-González.

Employment-at-Will Comes to Puerto Rico?

USA, Puerto Rico - June 7 2018 Puerto Rico’s Financial Oversight and Management Board and Governor Ricardo Rosselló have sent bills to the Puerto Rico legislature to repeal the...

Maralyssa Álvarez-Sánchez.

Puerto Rico Bars Use of Legitimate Absences in Performance Review, Adds Catastrophic Illness Leave

Puerto Rico - February 5 2018 Just one year after substantial changes to Puerto Rico employment laws became effective, the Governor has enacted two new sick leave laws. One shields...

Maralyssa Álvarez-Sánchez.

Puerto Rico Labor Department Updates Regulations on Payment of Annual (Christmas) Bonus

Puerto Rico - November 16 2017 Employers in Puerto Rico must comply with updated regulations on the payment of the generally required annual bonus to eligible employees. The Puerto...

Maralyssa Álvarez-Sánchez.

Puerto Rico Agencies Issue Employee-Related Guidance, Tax Relief in Wake of Hurricane

USA, Puerto Rico - October 26 2017 The passage of Hurricane María through Puerto Rico in September 2017 left catastrophic damages. In an effort to encourage employer assistance and...

Maralyssa Álvarez-Sánchez.