Puerto Rico’s Emergency Paid Leave

On April 9, 2020, the Governor of Puerto Rico, Hon. Wanda Vazquez, signed into law Act No. 37-2020, to amend Article 6 of Act No. 180-1998 to provide that, in cases where the Governor or the Secretary of Health declares a state of emergency, any employee suffering or suspected of suffering from the illness that motivated the state of emergency and who has exhausted all leaves which he/she has a right to, will be entitled to a special emergency paid leave. For more information, click on the following link: https://www.pmalaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Labor_Alert_-_Act_No__37-2020.pdf