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Q: Greetings! Is it legal to ask an employee of a company to have 30mins break in a 11 hour shift?

I had to sign a waiver giving up the lunch hour and having 30 mins instead in order to get this job. They monitor my bathroom breaks in those 11 hrs. They expect us to change gear, go to the restroom and eat in 30 mins.

Rafael  Pagan-Colon
Rafael Pagan-Colon
answered on Feb 17, 2023

The waiver is required for the employer to file with the Puerto Rico Labor Department. As a rule of thumb, a non-exempt employee should get a 1-hour break for every 5 hours worked. Time worked in excess of the five hours is paid at 1.5 x the hourly rate (overtime). If the rest period taken (barring... View More

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Q: Are non-compete agreements enforceable in Puerto Rico?
Naomi Jusino
Naomi Jusino
answered on Jan 11, 2017

If the agreement establishes an extension to the territory, yes.

It will depends on the agreement.

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Q: how to find a lawyer that will take my wrongful termination case in PR
Miraisy Molina-Ruiz
Miraisy Molina-Ruiz
answered on Oct 17, 2016

There is a lawyer directory on this same page where you may find a lawyer by jurisdiction and Legal Issue. Just narrow your search for employment law and Puerto Rico and you will find a list of attorneys that can help you.

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Q: I wanted to know if someone can help me with an employment lawyer that has jurisdiction in Puerto Rico.

Preferably from Florida.

Naomi Jusino
Naomi Jusino
answered on Sep 22, 2016


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