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COVID-19 Regulations and Safety Measures in Latin America & the Caribbean (Published by Meritas)

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

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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

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Puerto Rico Secretary of Labor Publishes Opinion Outlining Employers’ Obligation in Light of COVID-19 Pandemic

On March 13, 2020, the Puerto Rico’s Secretary of Labor published Opinion 2020-01, an important opinion outlining employers’ legal obligations to provide a safe work-environment to their employees.  The Secretary stated that employees in Puerto Rico have a constitutional right to be protected against risks to their health and safety at work and, accordingly, employers

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