On December 6, 2017, the Puerto Rico Secretary of the Department of Labor and Human Resources published the proposed Regulation to Administer Act No. 379 of May 15, 1948, as amended, known as Puerto Rico’s Working Hours and Days Act.
For the vast majority of employment relationships around the world, choice-of-law analysis is a non-issue that we rarely ever think about. But choice-of-employment-law becomes a hot issue in cross-border employment relationships.
On November 21, 2017, Mexico's National Minimum Wage Commission approved two new increases to the minimum salary, effective December 1, 2017. Taken together, both increases raise the minimum wage to $88.36 Mexican pesos per day.
On November 15, 2017, the Puerto Rico Treasury issued Administrative Determination Number 17-29 to provide special rules and procedures applicable to distributions from qualified retirement plans and IRAs following Hurricane María.
The Ontario Court of Appeal recently upheld a lower court’s dismissal of an employee’s claim for payment of a bonus after resignation because the employer’s non-discretionary bonus policy included an “active employment” clause.