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New regulation of the PR unemployment insurance program

On April 27, 2018, The Puerto Rico Department of Labor and Human Resources informed the intention to adopt a new regulation for the administration of the unemployment insurance program.

The purpose of this regulation looks into establishing the legal requirements to receive unemployment benefits and the procedure to enable employers to pay unemployment taxes, as required by law.

In addition, uniform rules and procedures are adopted for the granting of attorney's fees to the legal representatives of claimants of benefits of insurance for unemployment, during the appellate process of said cases and in the lighthouses administrative and/or judicial forums, as provided by Section 6 of Law No. 74.

This regulation will be available for review during the next 30 days, from the publication date of the public notice, and will become effective on July 1, 2018, in accordance with the provisions of the "Uniform Administrative Procedures Act of the Puerto Rico Government", Law No 38 of June 30, 2017.

Links- Puerto Rico Department of Labor

Regulation Draft Copy

Public Notice

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