Puerto Rico’s Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla became law a bill originated in the House of Representatives that would allow workers to have accrued in his sick leave to address situations of disease or treatment of their children and elderly or disabled that they are under their care or custody.
The draft amendment to the Law 695 Minimum Wage, Vacation and Sick Leave, in which the benefit was previously only available to public sector employees. Now also will shelter the private sector, so that they can face situations of illness of their loved ones without being harmed economically, explained La Fortaleza.
In addition, the Chief Executive signed the bill to create the 1051 Act to Regulate the Practice of Nursing in Puerto Rico.
This law supersedes that previously regulated the profession of nursing to recognize the changes that have occurred in this field, it was reported in a press release.
Now they consider the different levels of academic preparation of professionals and changes in the cultural diversity of the society in which nurses and nurses perform.
“With this law, the provision of optimal health care and cutting edge for Puerto Rican society it seeks,” noted in the press release.
During the signing, the president was accompanied by José Ekron, state director of AARP, an organization dedicated to the support of adults over 50 years so that they can improve their quality of life; Wilma Deliz and Angel Lopez, caregivers who are responsible for the health of their family and will be directly benefited by this law; and Carmen Lopez, a nurse by profession.
This news is a pleasant and benefiting for the associates who have often lost hours, lost days as Human Resources always negate the sick pay if that day was not for the associate. This personally is good news.