Puerto Rico Department of Labor and Human Resources
The Department of Labor and Human Resources is the state labor department that handles labor law related issues in Puerto Rico. They are the first point of contact for Puerto Rico employers and employees' labor law questions. Issues that are outside of the Department of Labor and Human Resources' scope will be referred to the local office of the Federal Department of Labor. You can contact the Department of Labor and Human Resources via these channels:
Edificio Prudencio Rivera Martinez
505 Muniz Rivera Avenue
G.P.O Box 3088
Hato Rey, Puerto Rico 00918
Federal Department of Labor Offices in Puerto Rico
There is one branch office of the Federal Department of Labor located in Puerto Rico. You can contact any of these offices for assistance with Federal labor law related matters, including filing a complaint, requesting labor law posters, claiming unpaid overtime, and more.
US Dept. of Labor
Wage & Hour Division
Santander Tower at San Patricio
B-7 Tabonuco Street
Guaynabo, PR 00968
Phone: (787) 775-1924
Contact: Jose R. Vazquez, District Director
How can the Federal DOL and the Department of Labor and Human Resources Help Me?
Both the Federal and State labor departments are here to help employees protect their rights under labor law, and help employers understand and maintain complaince with regulations.
If you are an employee and believe that your employer is violating labor law - for example, paying you less than the Puerto Rico minimum wage or violating overtime pay laws - call your nearest Department of Labor office and they will be able to advise you of your rights and help you recover any owed wages.
Keep in mind that federal law prevents your employer from retaliating against you in any way for talking to the Department of Labor about potential labor law violations. In addition to the Puerto Rico state contacts listed on this page, you can call the Federal DOL's national hotline from 8am to 5pm with questions at 1-866-4USWAGE (1-866-487-9243).