Puerto Rico Governor Executive Order No. 2020-037 “authorized the operations and personnel strictly necessary to carry out transactions directly related to financial incentives or assistance, through local and federal programs, for non-profit organizations, and small- and medium-sized businesses, as defined by the Small Business Administration (SBA). To carry out the transactions related to the funds approved under the CARES Act,” …
Small business Paycheck Protection Program available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) providing 100% guaranteed and forgivable loans for payroll, employee benefits, rent, mortgage, lease payments, and utility payments due to the coronavirus COVID19 pandemic.
Puerto Rico Revises COVID-19 Lock Down and Curfew, Quarantines Arriving Airplane Passengers, and Prohibits Publication of False Information on Emergency Executive Orders
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201), requires new paid and unpaid leaves in response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) signed into law on March 18, 2020 in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. We wanted to share important details. Legislative Update The Families First Coronavirus Response Act extends additional assistance and protections to individuals and businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis. In general, it contains several… Read more »
In compliance with the mandatory lock down imposed in Puerto Rico and following social distancing recommendations to address the spread of COVID 19, we have made the decision to suspend operations in our offices until March 30, but all our members and staff will be working remotely.
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 »