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Destroyed evidence haunts employer’s defense

Federal regulations require that employers keep all personnel or employment records for one year. Thus, if an employee is involuntarily terminated, his/her personnel records must be retained for one year from the date of termination.  Furthermore, when the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) notifies an employer of a charge of…

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Employment at Will in Puerto Rico

Employment at will is the doctrine  that  allows an employer in the United States to terminate an employee at any time, without notice and without cause, so long as it is not prohibited by a particular law (e.g.  discriminatory reasons such as age, sex or race). Puerto Rico  employment laws…

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The Three Step Audit Before Discharing an Employee

Firing an employee in Puerto Rico for misconduct has legal consequences.  The discharge may be deemed wrongful, discriminatory, retaliatory or in violation of some other law. You need to consider both local and federal labor & employment issues. Fines can be steep and in some cases may require job reinstatement.…

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Puerto Rico’s Whistleblower Act

Puerto Rico’s Act No. 115, P.R. Laws Ann. tit. 29, § 194a, prohibits retaliation against certain defined whistleblowers, namely, against employees who provide testimony “before a legislative, administrative or judicial forum”.  This  broad purpose has served claimants to file a wide variety of lawsuits under numerous circumstances including attempts to…

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