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Littler Mendelson
On September 21, 2021, Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi signed into law an Act that raises the hourly minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
The orders are directed to contractors of the executive branch of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and operators and employers in certain sectors of the economy on the island as discussed below.
Littler Mendelson
Given the recent increase in COVID-19 positivity rates in Puerto Rico, on Thursday, August 5, 2021, Governor Pedro Pierluisi issued Executive Order No. 2020-062
Littler Mendelson
The Medicinal Cannabis Act, among other things, allows the use of medical cannabis per a doctor's recommendation for duly authorized individuals suffering from a serious health condition.
Littler Mendelson
On July 22, 2021 the Puerto Rico Department of Health (PRDOH) issued Administrative Order No. 2021-509 (AO) providing that, in order to physically attend school...
Littler Mendelson
On June 3, 2021, Puerto Rico Governor Hon. Pedro Pierluisi issued Executive Order (EO) 2021-043 to further relax COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines.
Littler Mendelson
On February 11, 2021, the Women's Advocate Office (WAO) published Guidelines on the Acclimatization of Lactation Rooms (Guidelines)
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On January 20, 2021, the Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury (Departamento de Hacienda, commonly known as "Hacienda") issued Administrative Determination No. 21-01 (AD 21-01),...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
For a host of legal and practical reasons, the only feasible alternative for disposing of the accounts of missing participants in a terminating 401(k) or other defined contribution retirement plan...
Proskauer Rose LLP
On January 14, 2021, the NLRB issued a decision in Asociacion de Empleados del Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, 370 NLRB No. 71. The decision involved the issue of whether ...
Littler Mendelson
Almost a year into the pandemic, a question that plagues the minds of many employers is how to reintegrate employees who have been exposed to COVID-19, while simultaneously safeguarding...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Global Solutions, Flash Briefing: Puerto Rico's COVID-19 Reporting Requirement.
Littler Mendelson
On November 16, 2020, the Puerto Rico Department of Labor and Human Resources ("PR DOL") issued Circular Letter No. 2020-05.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
With the fourth quarter of 2020 upon us, it is time to evaluate the year-end amendments that may be needed for retirement plans that are tax-qualified in Puerto Rico.
Littler Mendelson
On August 8, 2020, Puerto Rico Governor Hon. Wanda Vázquez Garced signed into law House Bill No. 2424 ("Bill No. 2424")
Littler Mendelson
On August 7, 2020, the Governor of Puerto Rico, Hon. Wanda Vázquez Garced, signed into law the "Act to Prohibit and Prevent Workplace Harassment in Puerto Rico," previously known as House Bill No. 306.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
All of the recent changes to the required minimum distribution (RMD) rules of Section 401(a)(9) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, except for provisions related to the handling of tax-free rollovers..
Littler Mendelson
On July 1, 2020, the Puerto Rico State Insurance Fund Corporation ("SIF") announced the automatic extension of the deadline for employers to file the Payroll Statement for fiscal year...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On June 23, 2020, the Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury (commonly known by its Spanish-language name, Departamento de Hacienda de Puerto Rico, or Hacienda) issued Circular Letter of Internal Revenue No. 20-29...
Littler Mendelson
Act No. 45 of April 18, 1935, known as the Puerto Rico Compensation System for Work-Related Accidents Act (Act 45), establishes that every employer must secure compulsory insurance to cover their
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