Mandatory Notification of Unemployment Benefits

By: Angel Berberena, Esq.

April 21, 2020

The Puerto Rico Department of Labor and Human Resources recently issued Circular Letter 2020-02 requiring any employer laying off employees or reducing work schedules to inform said employees about the availability of unemployment benefits. This notification must:

i) be done by letter, email, brochure, or text message;

ii) at the time of the layoff or the reduction in schedule; and

iii) have the specific text included in Section IV of the Circular Letter.

Please follow the link below to the Circular Letter:

https://www.trabajo.pr.gov/docs/Boletines/Carta_Circular_N%C3%BAm._2020-02.pdf

Goldman Antonetti & Córdova, LLC stands ready to assist you and your business to adjust to Puerto Rico's regulatory and legal changes. If you need further assistance in this area, please contact any of the following members of our Firm (note that during this emergency, it will be easier for you to communicate with us through electronic mail, as provided below) :

Angel Berberena
[email protected]
787.759.4143
Howard Pravda
[email protected]
787.759.4101
Luis Antonetti[email protected]787.759-4111
Vicente Antonetti[email protected]787.759.4112
Romel Meléndez[email protected]787.759.4115
Luis Ortiz Abreu[email protected]787.759.4110
Gabriel Quintero[email protected]787.759.4130
Javier Vazquez[email protected]787.759.4113

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