Category Archives: FAQ

Religious Beliefs: Is there a legal duty to accommodate?

By: Yasthel González, Esq. (ygonzalez@estrellallc.com) Employers in Puerto Rico are well aware that federal and local laws prohibit an employer from discriminating against its employees or employment candidates based on their religion. However, employers’ duties not to discriminate based on religion, do not end there. Recently, the religious beliefs-protection was broadened by Act 4 of

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Government Proposes Legal Framework for PREPA Privatization

By:  Paul J. Hammer, Esq. (phammer@estrellallc.com) On March 6, 2018, the Governor of Puerto Rico filed before both chambers of the Legislature Senate Bill No. 860 and House Bill No. 1481 (“Bills”). The proposed “Act to Transform the Electrical System of Puerto Rico” (“Proposed Transformation Act”) provides the legal framework for the sale or transfer

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Do You Know What is an UAS?

Unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS”), more commonly known as “drones” are revolutionizing airspace and commerce. This technology has grown exponentially, with businesses in different industries incorporating UAS’ into their operations. Large online retailers have brought attention to this movement by announcing their intent to introduce UAS technology to deliver merchandise directly at customers’ doors. In Puerto

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