Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Puerto Rico as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’. 

Puerto Rico: Government enacts law designating COVID-19 as a work-related condition for workers’ compensation purposes

The Governor has signed into law an amendment to the Workers’ Accident Compensation Act, extending coverage to those suffering from COVID-19 …

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Puerto Rico: Working Women’s Bill of Rights

Law No …

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Puerto Rico: New law limits employers’ use of credit reports in employment decisions

A new Law (Act 150-2019) has come into effect banning employers from using credit history when making appointments or deciding on an employee’s pay or benefits …

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Puerto Rico: Governor signed into law Act no.50/2019

The Governor of Puerto Rico has signed into law Act no …

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Puerto Rico: DOL Issues guidance on law prohibiting sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination

The Puerto Rico Department of Labor has issued a revised Protocol on sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination …

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Puerto Rico: Guidelines for the Interpretation of Puerto Rico’s Employment Legislation

The Department of Labour has issued its first “Guidelines for the Interpretation of Puerto Rico’s Employment Legislation” …

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Puerto Rico: Labour reforms

In March the governor announced a number of proposed labour reforms …

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Puerto Rico: New protection for workers taking sick leave

Two new laws introduce protection for workers taking sick leave and also establishes an additional special sick leave right for workers who suffer from catastrophic ailments such as TB, AIDS, cancer and MS …

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Puerto Rico: Christmas bonus

New ministerial guidance has been issued on the private sector Christmas bonus …

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Puerto Rico: Sick leave may now be used to care for others

Under an Amendment to Puerto Rico’s Minimum Wage, Vacation and Sick Leave Act, employees in companies with at least 15 workers may be entitled to use up to five of their annual sick leave days for the purposes of caring for a sick dependant …

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