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Puerto Rico Heading Towards At-Will Employment

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On May 30, 2018, the Puerto Rican Senate voted in favor of overturning an Act that provided significant protections to Puerto Rican employees. The repeal would roll back the current law, Act No. 80, which prohibits employees from being terminated without just cause, thus making it significantly easier for employers to terminate employees. Currently, private… Continue Reading

Brazil’s President Approves Labor Reform Bill

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On July 14, 2017, Brazil’s Labor Reform Bill (Law No. 13.467) (the “Bill”) was published after it was approved by President Michel Temer. The new law will go into effect on November 11, 2017. The Labor Reform Bill will make extensive changes to several provisions of the Brazilian Labor Code. The Bill is significant because… Continue Reading