• JD Supra Puerto Rico

Publisher:
JD Supra
Publication date:
2019-04-29

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  • Littler Global Guide - Puerto Rico - Q4 2019

    Employers in Puerto Rico Precluded from Using Credit Reports or Credit History for Employment Actions -
 
 New Legislation Enacted -
 
 On October 8, 2019, the Governor of Puerto Rico signed into law Act No. 150 of October 8, 2019, which prohibits employers from, among other actions, verifying or investigating credit history or credit reports concerning current employees or employment candidates, or from obtaining or ordering such reports from a credit agency.

  • Déjà vu: Puerto Rico Plan Limits for 2020 Largely Track U.S. Plan Limits

    Seyfarth Synopsis: The Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury (“PR Treasury”) recently announced the limits that apply to Puerto Rico qualified retirement plans in 2020. These limits may look familiar because the PR Code incorporates many of the applicable limits under the U.S. Code by reference.

  • Federal Court Dismisses Policyholder’s Third-Party Action Against Reinsurers

    A Puerto Rico district court dismissed a third-party action by defendant-policyholder Puma Energy Caribe LLC against the reinsurers of an insurance policy issued by plaintiff Integrand Assurance Co. Puma claimed that the reinsurers breached the reinsurance agreements with Integrand, prejudiced Puma’s rights as a third-party beneficiary of those agreements, and negligently handled reinsurance claims that Integrand submitted in connection with a claim Puma had made under the Integrand policy.

  • Puerto Rico Working Women’s Bill of Rights Includes New Posting Requirement

    On January 3, 2020, Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vázquez signed Law No. 9-2020 (“Act 9” or “the Act”), known as the Working Women’s Bill of Rights. While the Act expressly states that it was enacted for informational purposes and does not create any new substantive rights, the Act centralizes a non-exhaustive list of previously established rights for working women in the public and private sectors.

  • Employees’ Compensation Following the Earthquake Situation in Puerto Rico

    Since late December 2019, a series of earthquakes and aftershocks have struck the southwest region of Puerto Rico, causing many structures to collapse or to sustain severe structural damage. Intermittent electrical service, particularly in the southwest region, has also occurred.

  • Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury Announces 2020 Limits on Qualified Retirement Plans

    On December 28, 2019, the Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury issued Internal Revenue Circular Letter No. 19-17 (CL IR 19-17) announcing the applicable limits for Puerto Rico qualified retirement plans for 2020.

  • Puerto Rico Enacts Restrictions on Use of Credit History in Employment

    Seyfarth Synopsis: With limited exception, Puerto Rico has joined the growing list of states that preclude an employer or prospective employer from procuring an employee’s or applicant’s credit history and/or taking adverse employment action based on credit history.

  • New Puerto Rico Law Limits Employers’ Use Of Credit Reports In Employment Decisions

    Puerto Rico has enacted legislation to limit the use of credit reports in making employment decisions.
 
 An “Act to Protect Employee’s Credit Information” (PR Act. No. 150 of October 8, 2019) prohibits employers from refusing to hire, dismissing, or otherwise discriminating against an employee or applicant because of the information in a credit report or on account of the employee’s credit history.

  • New Legislation Precludes Employers in Puerto Rico from Using Credit Reports or Credit History to Take Employment Actions

    On October 8, 2019, the Governor of Puerto Rico signed into law Act No. 150 of October 8, 2019 (“Act 150” or “the Act”), which prohibits employers from, among other actions, verifying or investigating credit history or credit reports concerning current employees or employment candidates, or from obtaining or ordering such reports from a credit agency.

  • Littler Global Guide - Puerto Rico - Q3 2019

    Act No. 83 of August 1, 2019, (Act 83) provides up to 15 days of unpaid leave, and/or reasonable accommodation, for employees who are themselves victims of abusive situations, or have a close family member who is.

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