In light of the most recent executive order (OE-2020-038), the Puerto Rico Secretary of Labor issued letter 2020-03 on May 1st, 2020, mandating all employers to certify they have a workplace contingency protocol in place, to control the spread of COVID-19. This is applicable to employers who currently have employees at their worksite, as well
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Covid-19 Regulations and Safety Measures in Latin America & the Caribbean As the COVID-19 continues to spread, all countries have imposed different measures to combat the virus. Please visit the link provided for a summary prepared by Meritas Member Firms concerning COVID-19 Regulations and Safety Measures in Latin America & the Caribbean.
Puerto Rico Legislature Proposes Overtime Payment to All Private Employees Working During COVID-19 Emergency
(April 4, 2020) According to local news, Representative Georgie Navarro authored a Resolution (to be filed on Monday) proposing overtime payment to all private employees serving customers and currently working during COVID-19 emergency. The Resolution will only exempt those employers with less than 50 employees and with annual gross income that does not exceed ten
Today (Sunday, March 15, 2020), the Governor of Puerto Rico announced a curfew and lock-down starting tonight at 9PM. Here is the document: OE-2020-023 In English: OE-2023Eng
Puerto Rico Department of Consumer Affairs (DACO) Extends Prize Freeze and Imposes Sell Mandate and Reporting Requirements in Response to CODIV-19
Today (March 14, 2020), DACO issued Order 2020-06 to amend the previous order (2020-05) freezing the prices of the following products: Canned foods, water, ice, milk, baby formula, coffee, all grains and nutrition bars. This order specifically excludes meats and fresh foods; Any fuels, such as gasoline, kerosene, diesel, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), and