On March 20, 2020, the Ninth Circuit issued its third opinion on the question of when an employer’s background check disclosure satisfies the so-called “standalone” disclosure requirement in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
The emergency paid sick leave provided in the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act is in addition to the statutory sick leave benefit and applicable vacation leave to which Puerto Rico non-exempt employees are entitled.
This article briefly summarizes the recent governmental guidance on Form I-9 requirements, travel, and visa processing and services, among other matters, in response to the national emergency caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Secretary of Puerto Rico’s Department of Labor and Human Resources issued an Opinion (Opinion 2020-01) urging employers to adopt teleworking policies to mitigate possible contagion in the workplace.
On March 17, 2020, Puerto Rico’s Transportation and Other Public Services Bureau issued guidance on Executive Order EO-2020-23 (EO) and the operations allowed during the lockdown resulting from the COVID-19 emergency crisis.