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New Puerto Rico Law Limits Employers’ Use of Credit Reports in Employment Decisions

USA - November 8 2019 Puerto Rico has enacted legislation to limit the use of credit reports in making employment decisions. An “Act to Protect Employee’s Credit...

Karla Carrillo Russe.

Puerto Rico Enacts Leave for Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Harassment and Assault

USA - August 2 2019 Employees in Puerto Rico may take up to 15 days of unpaid leave each calendar year to address situations related to domestic or gender-based violence...

Maralyssa Álvarez-Sánchez.

New Puerto Rico Labor Department Religious Accommodation Regulations Effective May 25

Puerto Rico - May 23 2017 The Employment Law Reform enacted earlier this year in Puerto Rico introduced a local requirement to accommodate an employee’s observance of religious...

Maralyssa Álvarez-Sánchez.

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

Puerto Rico - January 19 2017 Under a new government administration, Puerto Rico employment laws will undergo the most significant transformation in decades with the expected...

Juan Felipe Santos, Maralyssa Álvarez-Sánchez.

Governor of Puerto Rico Signs Bill to Expand Paid Sick Leave Use

Puerto Rico - January 6 2016 The New Year began with the Governor of Puerto Rico's approval of an amendment, House Bill 695, to the Commonwealth's paid sick leave law that...