Puerto Rico Approves Major Reform of its Employment Laws

The latest developments with the recently approved Labor Transformation and Flexibility Act in Puerto Rico could make significant changes to the way we conduct business. iWorkGlobal is an authority in global workforce management and is poised to manage the upcoming changes.  While the scope of the changes is still to be seen, Littler has posted an article that includes the highlights of the Act below:


On January 26, 2017, the Governor of Puerto Rico approved the Labor Transformation and Flexibility Act (“the Act”).  The Act makes substantial changes to virtually all existing Puerto Rican employment laws, including those governing unjustified dismissal, wage-and-hour, vacation and sick leave, workers’ compensation, unemployment, lactation leave, employment discrimination and employee benefits. An in-depth analysis of the almost 80-page Act is beyond the scope of this article.  The below provides a quick overview of the Act and highlights the noteworthy changes that will alter decades-old statutes.  It remains to be seen how these changes will play out in their application and how they will be interpreted by the courts.

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Source: Littler

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