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P.R. House of Representatives Bill 1486

On March 12, 2018, representative José E. Torres Zamora introduced H.R.1486 to amend section (a) of Article 1 and section (a) of Article 2 of Act No. 115-1991, as amended. The House of Representatives read this bill for the first time on March 13, 2018.

Act No. 115-1991 protects public and private employees from acts of retaliation by their employers for giving or trying to give testimony before a legislative, administrative or judicial forum or in any internal procedure established by the employer.

The proposed amendment to section (a) of Article 1 of Act No. 115-1991 is to establish that the term “employee” includes any employee, without distinction of the nature of their job position or classification, or that they were recruited without a determined period of employment or with a specified period of employment.

The amendment to section (a) of Article 2 is to clarify that the employee’s testimony can be verbal or in writing.

If you have any questions about H.R. 1486 or the impact it may cause your company, feel free to contact us at your convenience at (787) 765-5656.