Collecting overtime pay in PR
Overtime Minimum Wage
Puerto Rico daily overtime: 8 hours in a single day
Puerto Rico weekly overtime: 40 hours in a single work week
Puerto Rico Overtime Laws File an overtime claim in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Unpaid Overtime - Part of a Resource on PR Overtime Pay Laws

Am I eligible to collect unpaid overtime from my employer?

Puerto Rico's overtime minimum wage is $10.88 per hour, one and a half times the regular minimum wage of $7.25. If you earn more then the Puerto Rico minimum wage rate of $7.25, you are entitled to at least 1.5 times your regular hourly wage for all overtime worked.

If your employer has failed to pay you a proper overtime wage for any amount of qualifying overtime worked, you are eligible to receive back wages and possibly additional damages from your employer.

The FLSA explicitly protects Puerto Rico workers who file an overtime complaint from being penalized by their employer for filing the complaint with threats, suspension, or firing. The statute of limitations for filing an overtime claim is two years, although this is increased to three years in the case that your employer willfully and knowingly broke the law in failing to compensate you for overtime worked.

How can I collect backwages if my employer owes me overtime?

After checking to ensure that your job is not exempt from overtime in Puerto Rico, the next step to take in filing an unpaid overtime claim is submitting an official complaint including all pertinent information to your local Department of Labor office. If the Puerto Rico Department of Labor cannot solve your overtime case, you can file a civil claim with the Puerto Rico state court system by levying an unpaid overtime lawsuit against your employer.

Puerto Rico Regional Department of Labor Offices
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7 Tabonuco Street,
San Patricio Office Center,
Suite 402,
PR 00968
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