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New Overtime Rules under the FLSA

On April 23, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (“Department of Labor”)
published its Final Rule increasing the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (“FLSA”) annual salary threshold for exempt
employees classified as executive, administrative or professional.

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New Act to Facilitate the Implementation of Remote Work in Private Companies

On January 17, 2024, Governor, Pedro R. Pierluisi Urrutia (“the Governor”), signed into effect Act 27-
2024 (“Law 27-2024), known as the “Act to Facilitate the Implementation of Remote Work in Private Companies
and Encouragement to Establish Airline Bases in Puerto Rico.” Law 27-2024 aims to encourage companies
without business operations in Puerto Rico to recruit employees domiciled on the Island and allow them to work
remotely from Puerto Rico.

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Newly issued Executive Order 2021-075

On November 15, 2021, Governor Pedro R. Pierluisi issued Executive Order, OE-2021-075, which became effective immediately. This latest Executive Order (“OE”) highlights the effectiveness of the measures taken until now by the Government of Puerto Rico in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic…

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Puerto Rico to raise minimum wage

On September 21, 2021, the Governor of Puerto Rico, Pedro Pierluisi, signed into law Act No. 47 which was recently approved by the Senate and House of Representatives to raise the state minimum wage in Puerto Rico from $7.25 per hour by gradual annual increases up to $10.50 per hour…

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