Updated to reflect recent guidance from the Department of Labor and Human Resources relating to the accrual of sick leave for non-exempt employees.
An employment law guide to employee rights in Puerto Rico, including hours of work, rest breaks and rest periods, holiday and holiday pay, parental and other leave, fixed- and part-time workers, data protection and privacy, and disciplinary measures and codes of conduct.
An employment law guide to health and safety in Puerto Rico, including duties on employers and employees, safety representatives, enforcement and penalties, and compensation for occupational injury or illness.
Useful online resources on employment law in Puerto Rico.
An employment law guide to contracts of employment in Puerto Rico, including types of contract, written statements of terms of employment, contract variations, non-competition clauses and probationary periods.
An employment law guide to termination of employment in Puerto Rico, including notice periods, just cause for dismissal, redundancy, unjustified dismissal, constructive dismissal, retirement and separation agreements and releases.
An employment law guide to recruitment and selection in Puerto Rico, including discrimination, background checks, medical and genetic information, pre-employment drug tests, and employing young people, children and foreign nationals.
An employment law guide to industrial relations in Puerto Rico, including trade unions, collective bargaining and agreements, unfair labour practices, information and consultation, and industrial action.
An employment law guide to equal opportunities in Puerto Rico, including specific local law provisions, harassment and sexual harassment, victimisation, positive action, and remedies and penalties.
An employment law guide to training and development in Puerto Rico.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to Puerto Rico.