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At a Glance: Hiring Employees in Puerto Rico

Although private employers in Puerto Rico can perform background checks on job applicants subject to federal parameters, courts there attach great importance to the constitutional provisions protecting human dignity and privacy from invasion both by public and private parties. In addition, the Puerto Rico Supreme Court has determined that discrimination on the basis of a […]


New Puerto Rico Law Limits Employers’ Use of Credit Reports in Employment Decisions

Effective immediately, Puerto Rico’s “Act to Protect Employee’s Credit Information” prohibits employers from refusing to hire, dismissing, or otherwise discriminating against an employee or applicant because of the information in a credit report or on account of the employee’s credit history. The new law also prohibits employers from verifying or obtaining the credit history information […]


Bill to Prohibit Using Credit History in Employment Decisions

Senate Bill 1134 (SB 1134) recently was introduced in the Puerto Rico Senate and aims to prohibit employers from refusing to hire, dismissing, or otherwise discriminating against an employee or applicant because of information contained in a credit report. Exceptions include those in managerial positions, positions for which a credit report is required by law […]




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