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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
Littler Mendelson
This insurance, which is entirely employer-funded, is administered and can only be provided by the State Insurance Fund (SIF).
Littler Mendelson
On June 1, 2020, the Governor of Puerto Rico, Hon. Wanda Vázquez-Garced, signed into law Puerto Rico's new Civil Code. Some of these changes could impact employment-related contracts, although...
Littler Mendelson
The term "force majeure" takes us on a trip down memory lane to the law school classroom where our contracts professor spoke of antiquated doctrines of limited practical use.
Littler Mendelson
As the first phase of Puerto Rico's plan to restart the economy, and following the recommendations of the Medical and Economic Task Forces, Governor of Puerto Rico Hon.
Littler Mendelson
To combat exposure to COVID-19, Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced issued Executive Order EO-2020-023 on March 15, 2020, ordering an island-wide lockdown and curfew.
Littler Mendelson
Effective immediately, any private employer that lays off or reduces employees' regular working hours is required to notify them of the benefits available under the Unemployment Insurance Program.
Littler Mendelson
As Puerto Rico starts to reopen, the government is placing much of the burden to stop the spread of COVID-19 on employers.
Littler Mendelson
On April 9, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Puerto Rico Governor Hon. Wanda Vázquez-Garced signed into law House Bill No. 2428 ("Bill No. 2428"), now Act No. 37-2020, to amend the Puerto Rico Minimum Salary...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
To help ease the administration of retirement plans in Puerto Rico during the coronavirus outbreak, on March 24, 2020, the Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury...
Littler Mendelson
Balancing the recommendations of the Medical and Economic Task Forces convened to address the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor of Puerto Rico Hon. Wanda Vazquez-Garced on April 12, 2020 issued Executive Order 2020-033...
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