Tag: Puerto Rico

What Was Being in HR Like in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria?

Being in HR can be very rewarding and very challenging. Meet Teresita Quinones, Talent Manager North Latin America Operations, Kimberly-Clark. She knows all about the challenges of HR. From having to deliver layoffs to helping keep her Puerto Rican office together in the wake of Hurricane Maria, she has seen it all.

U.S. Hiring Expected to Remain Strong

The U.S. hiring pace for the third quarter of 2017 is projected to remain positive, according to the most recent ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook survey. This marks the 12th consecutive quarter with a net employment outlook of +15 percent or stronger.

HIPAA Privacy Violations Costly for Triple-S Management: $3.5 Million Settlement

Triple-S Management Corporation (“TRIPLE-S”) has agreed to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR). TRIPLE-S will pay $3.5 million and will adopt a robust corrective action plan to correct deficiencies […]

Puerto Rico may implement first far-reaching antibullying law

by Tammy Binford Puerto Rico employers may soon be required to take steps to prevent workplace bullying. The territory’s legislature passed Senate Bill 501, an antibullying measure, on June 3. If the bill is signed by Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla, Puerto Rico will become the first U.S. jurisdiction to pass a comprehensive law against workplace […]

Safety and Health Training for the Public Sector

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) jurisdiction doesn’t extend to the public sector, but that doesn’t mean the agency is neglecting the safety and health of state and local government employees. Late last year, OSHA launched a new certificate program for public sector employees titled Public Sector Safety and Health Fundamentals. Aimed at training […]

Was This Employee Assigned to Cross-Training for Complaining About Discrimination?

Cross-training is typically viewed as a positive move by HR, but an HR generalist maintains that her required participation in cross-training amounted to a demotion—allegedly imposed on her in retaliation for reporting discriminatory employment practices to her employer. What happened On April 30, 2007, “Rose” was hired as an HR generalist by Infotech Aerospace Services, […]