On 20 June 2022, the Puerto Rico government passed Act No. 41-222, which amends certain provisions of the 2017 Labor Code to increase labor protections for private sector workers. The Act introduces many changes including the amendment of the severance payment calculation formula, vacation and sick leave accrual rules, annual bonus thresholds and meal breaks rules.
Puerto Rico’s Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced signed into law a new electoral code (Act No.58-2020) on 20 June 2020. This new electoral code establishes a two-hour employer-paid leave during the workday to vote in primaries and other electoral events. Key […]
Effective on 8 August 2020, Puerto Rico’s Governor Wanda Vazquez Garced signed into law Bill No. 2424, expanding maternity leave benefits to female employees adopting a child age 6 years or older. These working mothers are now entitled to five […]
On 1 August 2019, the government of Puerto Rico introduced a new leave for public and private sector employees to handle the effects of sexual harassment in employment, domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and child abuse. Fifteen days of unpaid […]
Act No. 115 of 20 June 2018, amends Article 5 of Act No. 17 to allow payroll deductions to repay the employer (without interest) for any “loan, salary advance, or [the cost] of any equipment, materials, or goods provided by […]