Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico introduces amendments to Labor Code

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

Puerto Rico introduces a paid voting leave

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 […]

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico introduces a new leave right

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 […]