the Governor of Puerto Rico signed into law the Real Estate Market Stimulus Act of 2010, Act No. 132 of 2010; See our Memorandum on Senate Bill 1720 of August 23, 2010 on some of the provisions of this legislation.
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On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The ARRA, commonly known as the stimulus package, includes temporary changes to the COBRA continuation coverage rights of certain qualified individuals resulting from involuntary terminations. The changes include, among other things, a subsidy of COBRA premiums, new notice requirements,… Read more »
The U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) revised Final Regulations on the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (“FMLA”), including regulations on the new leaves for military family members, were published yesterday in the Federal Register. They become effective on January 17, 2009. The Final Regulations and forms can be retrieved at our FINAL REGULATIONS… Read more »
On September 25, 2008, the President signed into law the “ADA Amendments Act of 2008” (“ADAAA”). The ADAAA significantly amends the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”) and will affect how employers analyze coverage and requests for reasonable accommodation under the ADA. The ADAAA becomes effective on January 1, 2009. The drafters of the… Read more »
On June 27, 2007, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) released the Family and Medical Leave Act Regulations: A Report on the Department of Labor’s Request for Information (“the Report”). In December 2006, the Department issued a Request for Information on the effectiveness of the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) regulations. The Report was… Read more »
Effective January 28, 2008, the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) was amended by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (NDAA) to allow a “spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin” to take up to 26 work weeks of leave to care for a “member of the Armed Forces,… Read more »
Nolla, Palou & Casellas, LLC is a young, aggressive law firm founded on the belief that excellence, personal attention, teamwork, and cost efficiency, lead to exceeding clients’ expectations. The firm was founded in 2006 by José A. B. Nolla-Mayoral, Luis E. Palou-Balsa and Juan M. Casellas-Rodríguez, all former partners at McConnell Valdés. We have provided… Read more »