Further to the enactment of Act 90-2020 (Act 90), effective since August 7, 2020, employers in Puerto Rico now have until August 2, 2021 to adopt protocols on workplace harassment and educate their employees regarding such protocols. Please refer to our previous alert on Act 90.
The Department of Labor issued its Guidelines on Workplace Harassment for the Private Sector on February 3, 2021, which include clarifications regarding the interpretation of Act 90, as well as a model protocol that private employers may adopt or modify to design their own workplace harassment policies and investigation procedures. Please note that although the Guidelines are directed to private employers, Act 90 also applies to government entities.
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