Client Alerts

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT ALERT

On June 30, 2015 the Obama administration officially proposed a new regulation to increase the minimum weekly salary required to exempt managerial (executive, administrator and professional) employees from the minimum wage and overtime pay rates under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). This minimum weekly compensation will increase from $455 per week to $970.00 ($50,440 annually) in the year 2016.

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT ALERT

On March 25, 2014, the United States’ Supreme Court held severance payments to an employee involuntarily terminated and that was not linked to a plan which conditioned the payments to the former employee’s receipt of state unemployment benefits, are taxable under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (“FICA”). United States v. Quality Stores, Inc., No. 12-1408.

DEVELOPMENTS IN LABOR RELATIONS & EMPLOYMENT LAW FOR PUERTO RICO

On March 25, 2014, the United States’ Supreme Court held severance payments to an employee involuntarily terminated and that was not linked to a plan which conditioned the payments to the former employee’s receipt of state unemployment benefits, are taxable under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (“FICA”). United States v. Quality Stores, Inc., No. 12-1408.

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT ALERT

WORKPLACE ANTI-BULLYING BILL READY TO STRIKE
Jorge L. Capó-Matos
Puerto Rico may become the first jurisdiction under the U.S. flag to have a workplace anti-bullying law if Senate Bill 501 is approved by the local legislature.
Since California introduced a workplace anti-bullying bill in 2003, legislators in 24 other states have considered such legislation, generally .

Client Alerts

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT ALERT

On June 30, 2015 the Obama administration officially proposed a new regulation to increase the minimum weekly salary required to exempt managerial (executive, administrator and professional) employees from the minimum wage and overtime pay rates under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). This minimum weekly compensation will increase from $455 per week to $970.00 ($50,440 annually) in the year 2016.

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT ALERT

On March 25, 2014, the United States’ Supreme Court held severance payments to an employee involuntarily terminated and that was not linked to a plan which conditioned the payments to the former employee’s receipt of state unemployment benefits, are taxable under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (“FICA”). United States v. Quality Stores, Inc., No. 12-1408.

DEVELOPMENTS IN LABOR RELATIONS & EMPLOYMENT LAW FOR PUERTO RICO

On March 25, 2014, the United States’ Supreme Court held severance payments to an employee involuntarily terminated and that was not linked to a plan which conditioned the payments to the former employee’s receipt of state unemployment benefits, are taxable under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (“FICA”). United States v. Quality Stores, Inc., No. 12-1408.

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT ALERT

WORKPLACE ANTI-BULLYING BILL READY TO STRIKE
Jorge L. Capó-Matos
Puerto Rico may become the first jurisdiction under the U.S. flag to have a workplace anti-bullying law if Senate Bill 501 is approved by the local legislature.
Since California introduced a workplace anti-bullying bill in 2003, legislators in 24 other states have considered such legislation, generally .