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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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2020 Estrella Trial Advocacy Competition (ETAC)

Press Release Sixth Edition of the Estrella Trial Advocacy Competition 6th Estrella Trial Advocacy Competition (ETAC) Estrella, LLC and George Washington University Law School announce their 6th edition of the Estrella Trial Advocacy Competition (ETAC) to be held on April 4 & 5, 2020, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. “Following our founder’s footsteps, Estrella, LLC

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