Posts Categorized: Employment Law

Puerto Rico Lockdown Order Extended to May 25th, with Exceptions, Requires Workplace Contagion Risk Management Plans

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On Thursday, April 30th, 2020 the Governor Wanda Vázquez announced that she would extend the lock down and curfew orders with certain modifications providing for new exceptions to certain services, businesses and industries set to reopen, provided they met special safety and health standards, requiring Contagion Risk Management Plans, and allowing people to exercise. The Department of State published the new Executive Order No. 2020-038 on Friday, May 1st, 2020 at about 6:10 p.m.

Puerto Rico Enacts Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Effective Immediately

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On April 9, 2020, Puerto Rico enacted into law Act No. 37-2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to establish a special paid sick leave for non-exempt employees infected (or are suspected of being infected) due to a state of emergency declared by either the Governor of Puerto Rico or the Secretary of the Puerto Rico Health Department.

What You Need to Know About the Minimum Wage Increase in Puerto Rico on July 1st, 2023

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On July 1, 2023, the minimum wage of all non-exempt employees in Puerto Rico, as defined by Puerto Rico Act No. 47-2021 and who are covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act, will increase from $8.50 per hour to $9.50 per hour.   Background of the Puerto Rico Minimum Wage On September 21, 2021, the Puerto… Read more »