Updated to include additional information on: current rates of income tax and FICA taxes, including the temporary income tax exemptions for employees in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria; and regulations relating to the Christmas bonus.
Information on legal service providers for Puerto Rico employment law.
Updated to include information on regulations concerning accommodation for employees' religious practices, effective from 25 May 2017.
Updated to reflect restrictions imposed on employers by the Equal Pay Act, which are intended to reduce gender-based salary differences.
Updated to reflect legislative changes made by the Puerto Rico Labor Transformation and Flexibility Act, including amendments to the rules on working hours, rest periods, Sunday working, holidays, breastfeeding breaks and fixed-term contracts.
Updated to reflect changes made by made by the Labor Transformation and Flexibility Act, including new rules on dismissals for just cause, unjustified dismissal, redundancy, employers' statutory severance payment obligations and contesting dismissals.
Updated to reflect a change made by the Labor Transformation and Flexibility Act to the length of the employment reserve period.
Updated to reflect changes made by the Labor Transformation and Flexibility Act, including revisions to contract formation and the definition of employee; probationary periods; and types, interpretation and variation of employment contracts.
Useful online resources on employment law in Puerto Rico.
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.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to Puerto Rico.