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Puerto Rico DOL Announces That Employers Must Submit Unemployment Tax Returns Electronically
On March 14, 2019, the Puerto Rico Department of Labor and Human Resources issued a press release announcing that in an effort to improve services and reduce public expenses, all employers will be required to submit ...
Puerto Rico
9 Apr 2019
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Puerto Rico Treasury Department Changes Tax Reporting On Act 80 Payments Made During Tax Year 2018
On October 22, 2018, the Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury (the "PR Treasury") issued Publication 18-03, which makes tax reporting and tax deadline changes for certain severance payments.
Puerto Rico
12 Nov 2018
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Puerto Rico Treasury Department Extends Period To Make Hurricane-Related Retirement Plan Distributions
Last year, the Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury (the "PR Treasury") issued Administrative Determination Number 17-29 ("AD 17-29") to provide rules and procedures for allowing distributions...
Puerto Rico
24 Aug 2018
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Puerto Rico Law Authorizes Pay Deductions As Repayment For Employer-Provided Emergency Aid
Puerto Rico is still reeling from the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
Puerto Rico
9 Aug 2018
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Puerto Rico Governor Signs Executive Order Increasing Minimum Wage For Construction Workers In Government-Funded Construction Projects
On July 30, 2018, the governor of Puerto Rico signed Executive Order No. 2018-033, increasing the minimum wage for construction workers, enforcing laws requiring use of locally produced cement...
Puerto Rico
6 Aug 2018
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Puerto Rico: New Act Extends The List Of Authorized Deductions To Non-Exempt Employees' Wages
The Governor of Puerto Rico recently signed into law Act No. 115, extending the list of authorized payroll deductions under Act 17-1931 ("Act 17").
Puerto Rico
24 Jul 2018
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Puerto Rico Department Of The Treasury Issues Guidance On The Federal Employee Retention Benefit For Certain Employers Affected By Hurricanes Irma And Maria
The Puerto Rico Treasury, in conjunction with the U.S. Treasury, has already established the plan, and the U.S. Treasury has recently determined the Benefit applicable to eligible employers in Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico
25 Jun 2018
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Puerto Rico Heading Towards At-Will Employment
On May 30, 2018, the Puerto Rican Senate voted in favor of overturning an Act that provided significant protections to Puerto Rican employees.
Puerto Rico
13 Jun 2018
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Employment Law Reform In Puerto Rico: Take Two
On April 26, 2018, the FOMB sent, for the first time since its creation, a proposed bill to the Puerto Rico Legislature.
Puerto Rico
27 Apr 2018
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New Act In Puerto Rico Establishes A Special Paid Leave For Employees Suffering From Catastrophic Illnesses
The Governor of Puerto Rico recently signed into law Act No. 28 ("Act 28"), entitling all employees, including temporary employees, to take up to six days of paid leave per year if they suffer from a "catastrophic illness."
Puerto Rico
5 Feb 2018
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New Act Prohibits Employers In Puerto Rico From Using Absences To Measure Employee Efficiency And Performance
On Saturday, January 27, 2018, the Governor of Puerto Rico signed into law Act No. 60, establishing greater protections for non-exempt private sector employees by prohibiting employers...
Puerto Rico
31 Jan 2018
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Deadline To Report Qualified Payments For Disaster Assistance With The Puerto Rico Department Of The Treasury Is Soon Approaching
On October 4, 2017, the Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury (the "PR Treasury") issued Administrative Determination No. 17-21 (AD 17-21)...
Puerto Rico
24 Jan 2018
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Puerto Rico Department Of The Treasury Announces 2018 Limits On Qualified Retirement Plans
On December 15, 2017, the Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury (the "PR Treasury") issued Tax Policy Circular Letter No. 17-02 ("CL 7-02") announcing the 2018 applicable contribution limits...
Puerto Rico
18 Jan 2018
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Plan Sponsors And Service Providers Must Be Aware Of Changes Made To Rules Pertaining To Puerto Rico Qualified Retirement Plans
Recent changes to Puerto Rico's tax treatment of certain retirement plans have taken effect. Act No. 106 of August 23, 2017 ("Act 106") amended Section 1081.01 of the Puerto Rico Internal Revenue Code...
Puerto Rico
18 Jan 2018
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Puerto Rico Department Of The Treasury Issues Q&As Clarifying Guidance On Qualified Payments Made For Hurricane María Disaster Assistance
As previously discussed, on October 4, 2017, the Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury (the "PR Treasury") issued Administrative Determination No. 17-21 ("AD 17-21") granting temporary income ...
Puerto Rico
19 Dec 2017
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Employers Have Until January 5, 2018 To Submit Comments On Proposed Regulation Implementing Puerto Rico's Working Hours And Days Act
On December 6, 2017, the Puerto Rico Secretary of the Department of Labor and Human Resources ("Secretary") published the proposed Regulation to Administer Act No. 379 of May 15, 1948 ...
Puerto Rico
13 Dec 2017
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Treasury Department Issues Post-Hurricane Rules For Qualified Retirement Plan And IRA Distributions And Loans
The PR Treasury, in accordance with EO 2017-067, issued AD 17-29 establishing such rules and procedures.
Puerto Rico
23 Nov 2017
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Puerto Rico Secretary Of Labor Issues Opinion Regarding Allowed Payroll Deductions Following Hurricanes Irma And María
On November 10, 2017, Puerto Rico's Secretary of the Department of Labor and Human Resources ("Secretary") issued Opinion No. 2017-002 ("Opinion") ...
Puerto Rico
17 Nov 2017
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Puerto Rico Governor Signs Executive Order Authorizing Rules For Retirement Plan And IRA Distributions In The Wake Of Recent Natural Disasters
On November 8, 2017, the Governor of Puerto Rico signed Executive Order No. 2017-067 ("EO 2017-067") authorizing the Secretary of the Department of the Treasury (the "PR Treasury") ...
Puerto Rico
16 Nov 2017
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Puerto Rico's New Post-Hurricane Guidance: A How-To on Paying Exempt And Non-Exempt Workers
Conversely, an exempt employee who does not carry out any work during a given week would not be entitled to receive any of his or her weekly salary.
Puerto Rico
8 Nov 2017
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