Puerto Rico Labor Law Updates

To be in legal compliance, it is necessary for employers in the territory of Puerto Riceo to display, in their workplaces, the 2019 mandatory labor law posters. The 2019 Labor Law Federal and State employment posters satisfy this requirement. Each labor law poster, with accompanying description, is listed below. As noted, there are specific posting guidelines as to how to display the poster. If these guidelines are not satisfied a firm may face fines and/or citations. This poster has not received an update for 2019. An update can occur at any time without warning, so continue to monitor this page. However, there have not been any changes thus far this year.

Mandatory change(s) for the state of Puerto Rico


Mandatory federal change(s)

  • 10/2022

    EEOC Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal-Revised to use plain language and bullet points to summarize the laws for employees. Added a QR code that links to instructions on how to file a charge of workplace discrimination. This new version replaces the old Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster.

  • 07/2016

    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Federal Minimum Wage-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes text regarding nursing mothers and overtime rules.

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Puerto Rico Labor Law Poster Posting Requirements:

  • Discrimination Notice You must inform employees that discrimination in the workplace will not be tolerated. The full color, easy-to-read Puerto Rico Complete Labor Law Poster displays this information. Post it in a conspicuous location.
  • OSHA - Health and Safety Protection You must provide notices regarding OHSA Health and Safety Protection. The Puerto Rico Complete Labor Law Poster displays this information clearly and accurately.
  • Federal Minimum Wage Act (29 CFR 516.4) Federal law requires that you post information with respect to the federal minimum wage increases from $6.55 an hour to $7.25 an hour, effective July 24, 2009. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location.
  • Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (38 USCA 433(a)) You are mandated by federal law to provide information regarding the rights, benefits and obligation of employees who are governed by the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Post this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act (29 CFR 801.6) Per federal law, employees have specific rights and protections accorded to them under the Employee Polygraph Protection Act. You must inform employees of their rights under the act. Ensure that you post this information in a conspicuous location. Be aware that under 29 CFR 801.42(7) a civil penalty of up to $10,000 may be assessed against you for violating any provision of the Act.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law (29 CFR 1601.30) Your employees must be informed of their rights under federal equal employment laws. Ensure that you post this information in a prominent and accessible location.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (29 USC 2619(a)(b)) You must post information informing employees of their rights and protections per the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location, accessible by all employees.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (29 CFR 1903.2(a)(1)) You must display clear, summarized and accurate information regarding your employees' rights and protections under the Federal Occupational Health and Safety Act. Display this information in a conspicuous location, and ensure that it is not altered, defaced, or covered by other material.
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Minimum Wage Rates in Puerto Rico in 2020:

Effective July 24, 2008, the Puerto Rico basic minimum wage is $4.59 per hour, or 70% of the federal minimum wage. Many employers are required to pay the federal minimum wage of $6.55 per hour. Puerto Rico also has industry-specific minimum wages that vary from $4.25 to $7.25 per hour. Overtime is required at 1.5 times the usual hourly rate after 8 hours per day. Employees must be paid twice the usual hourly rate on the statutory day of rest, and after 40 hours per week. The Puerto Rico Occupational Safety and Health Administration or PROSHA regulates worker safety.*

The 2020 minimum wage rate for Puerto Rico is $6.55.

*The quick facts should be used for informational purposes only and should not be used as legal advice or opinion. Please consult a legal expert in your area for your specific situation.

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Important Phone Numbers: Puerto Rico

  • Wage & Hour - (787) 754-2100
  • OSHA - (800) 321-6742
  • Workers' Compensation - (787) 754-5850
  • Unemployment Insurance - (787) 993-9400
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