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ASAP
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May 12, 2020

Puerto Rico: Deadlines to File Qualification Amendments are Extended due to COVID-19 Lockdown

Puerto Rico’s lockdown measures have affected deadlines imposed by government agencies, including deadlines imposed by the Puerto Rico Treasury Department.

Insight
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May 12, 2020

Puerto Rico: Breach of Contract Claims in the COVID-19 Age and the “Force Majeure” Defense: Considerations for Employers

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to wreak havoc on industries and businesses around the world, disputes regarding breaches of contractual obligations are likely to increase.

Littler Report
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May 11, 2020

COVID-19: The Next Normal – International Guide Supplement

Government officials across the world are easing up, or preparing to ease up, on the stringent business closures and stay at home orders that were implemented to slow the spread of COVID-19.

ASAP
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May 2, 2020

Puerto Rico’s Secretary of Labor Issues Guidance on New Employer Requirements to File Auto-Certification and Adopt COVID-19 Exposure Control Plans

As Puerto Rico starts to reopen, the government is placing much of the burden to stop the spread of COVID-19 on employers. On May 1, 2020, Puerto Rico Secretary of Labor issued Opinion Letter 2020-03 to implement Executive Order 2020-38.

Insight
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May 2, 2020

Governor of Puerto Rico Extends Curfew and Relaxes Lockdown

A new Executive Order issued in Puerto Rico allows certain commercial businesses and/or commercial activities or services that had remained closed and/or suspended since March 15, 2020, to resume operations.

ASAP
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April 22, 2020

Puerto Rico Employers Must Now Inform Employees Who Have Been Laid Off, Furloughed or Experience a Reduction in Hours the Right to Request Unemployment Benefits

A new Puerto Rico Circular Letter provides that, effective immediately, any private employer that lays off or reduces employees’ regular working hours is required to notify them of the benefits available under the Unemployment Insurance Program.

ASAP
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April 18, 2020

Brazilian Supreme Court of Justice Issues Favorable Ruling for Employers on COVID-19 Relief Measure

On April 17, 2020, a majority of the Brazilian Supreme Court of Justice (STF) upheld the constitutionality of Provisional Measure # 936 (MP # 936), bringing some relief for employers struggling to implement steps to reduce labor costs during the pandemic.

ASAP
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April 16, 2020

Puerto Rico’s Secretary of Labor and Human Resources Issues Guidance Requiring Employers to Adopt Plans to Control Employee Exposure to COVID-19 in the Workplace

On April 15, 2020, Puerto Rico’s Secretary of the Department of Labor and Human Resources issued guidance discussing the basic elements employers are required to include in their plans to limit employee exposure to COVID-19.

ASAP
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April 15, 2020

Venezuela: Cómo afecta a los Lugares de Trabajo la Extensión del Estado de Alarma Durante la Pandemia del COVID-19

El gobierno venezolano publicó un decreto el 13 de marzo de 2020 declarando el Estado de Alarma, el cual fue recientemente extendido por otro período de treinta días. Todas las actividades laborales se suspenden hasta el 13 de mayo de 2020.

ASAP
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April 15, 2020

Venezuela: How the Extended State of Alert Affects Workplaces during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Venezuelan government recently extended its declared State of Alert, under which all labor activities are suspended through May 13, 2020, except for telework and essential services. This article discusses options for employers during the suspension.

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