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 »
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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201), requires new paid and unpaid leaves in response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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
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,” …
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.
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.
The Labor Reform adopted by Puerto Rico in Act No. 21 of 2022 was enjoined and declared null ab initio. On March 3, 2023, the USDC Judge Laura Taylor Swain in charge of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico PROMESA proceedings declared null and void ab initio the amendments to the labor reform adopted by Puerto… Read more »
The proposed rulemaking to revise 29 CFR Part 541’s interpretation of the salary thresholds applicable to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s exemptions from the minimum wage and overtime pay requirements for executive, administrative, and professional employees was published in the Federal Register on September 8th, 2023.