Puerto Rico Department of Labor’s Circular Letter on the nullity of the 2022 Puerto Rican labor reform – Key takeaways

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Puerto Rico Department of Labor and Human Resources Secretary Gabriel Maldonado-González recently published Circular Letter No. 2023-01, which details the department’s position on the Puerto Rico Federal District Court’s recent nullification of Act No. 41-2022.
The Court declared Act No. 41-2022 void ab initio for failing to comply with the procedural requirements of the Federal PROMESA Act.
In addition to summarizing the Department’s stance on the ruling, the Secretary’s Circular Letter provides next steps for private-sector employers in Puerto Rico and sets out certain guidelines.
In this alert, we take a quick look at the letter’s key components. Read more

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