The House and Senate approve the minimum wage increase

The Legislature today approved Wednesday the report of the Conference Committee that evaluated Conference Bill 338 to establish a minimum wage law in Puerto Rico, viz. From January 1, 2022, the first phase of the minimum wage increase will take effect.

At the beginning of the year, the minimum wage will be increased $ 8.50 dollars நேரம்; From October 1, 2022 $ 9.00 per hour; By October 1, 2023, it will be increased $ 10.00 dollars per hour.

“Today we reaffirm our commitment to provide wage justice to our workers and guarantee better working conditions for our people. This is undoubtedly the result of continuous dialogue, teamwork and consensus action leading to legislation that will have a positive impact on the country,” the representative said. Domingo Torres GarciaChairman of the Chamber’s Labor Affairs Committee.

The Housing Bill 338Representative Hector E. Ferrer writes of Santiago, allowing the state minimum wage in Puerto Rico to be higher than the federal one. Similarly, it creates the Minimum Wage Appraisal Authority, which will be linked to the Department of Labor and Human Resources.

President Rafael “Tatido” Hernandez Montanes explained that “this increase applies to all workers covered by the Federal Law on Fair Working Standards (in English, the Fair Labor Standards Act of June 25, 1938).”

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For his part, the chairman of the Chamber Committee on Labor Affairs said, “This committee has done an extraordinary job. We can see the benefits today with the approval of this law.” Similarly, he stressed that the contributions made by delegates and senators have been translated in terms favorable to working people only.

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Under this law, Torres Garcia explained Minimum Wage Assessment Authority, Which will be an independent company in Puerto Rico with expertise to help improve productivity and competitiveness in the labor sector. And

It was made up of two representatives of the workers; Two representatives of the interests of employers, an economist nominated by the Department of Economics (UPR) of the University of Puerto Rico and the Association of Economists; Economist in Labor Matters recommended by UPR’s Labor Relations Agency; And the Public Welfare Representative, for a total of seven members.

“This is a good day for the country and a step towards ensuring fair and adequate compensation to our workers for the work they do on a daily basis. Domingo Torres said.

Conference Committee Chair and Delegates Domingo Torres, Jose Rivera Madera, Luis Ral Torres, Jess Santa, Angel Meadows, Hector E. Ferrer, Carlos Mundes, Mariana Nogles, Lizzie J. Burgos and Denise Marquez; Senate President and Senators Juan Zaragoza, Mariali Gonzalez, Javier Aponte, Gretchen Howe. Raman Ruiz News, Joan Rodriguez, Maria de Lourdes Santiago, Ana Irma Rivera and Jose Vargas Widot.

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