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September 21, 2018

Puerto Rico Recovery Leads to FLSA Lawsuits

When a hurricane strikes, the experience can be extremely stressful. Enduring and surviving the storm is just the first step. You must then assess the damage and cope with any loss of utilities and infrastructure that impact your well-being. A lack of food and supplies has been an ongoing issue in Puerto Rico as well. Receiving just compensation for insurance damage claims is another hurdle many islanders are facing.
September 21, 2018

San Juan Contractor will pay half a million dollars to settle wage claims

A contractor in San Juan Puerto Rico will pay half a million dollars to nearly a thousand employees to settle wage claims for recovery work done after Hurricane Maria. Wage and Hour investigators from the U.S. Department of Labor found that Ceres Environmental Services Inc failed to reimburse workers for personal protective equipment, miscategorized workers in several job positions, and failed to pay workers for overtime hours.
September 21, 2018

Puerto Rico Farmers Get Back to Their Roots

While the economy of Puerto Rico had been moving from agriculture to industry, residents of the island started getting back their agricultural roots by focusing on healthy food sources and increasing self-sufficiency.
September 21, 2018

GAO Report Finds Problems in FEMA Response to Hurricane Maria

More than half of federal emergency staffers were not qualified for the position they were filling one month after the Commonwealth was slammed by the storm.
September 21, 2018

The Resilience of Puerto Rico

As the island continues to rebuild, some are getting creative. Residential and commercial roofing is the focus of several groups that are making sure new roofs are stronger and more able to withstand high winds.
September 21, 2018

Loss and Grief in Puerto Rico

The Office of Mental Health Services and Addiction Prevention in Puerto Rico estimates that recovery from Hurricane Maria could take up to 18 months.
September 21, 2018

FEMA Applicants Have Second Chance at Aid

332,000 Puerto Rican household applications for FEMA assistance were denied, leaving residents in essentially uninhabitable homes more than a year after Hurricane Maria slammed into the island.
September 21, 2018

Insurance Companies Facing Government Lawsuits in Puerto Rico

The government of Puerto Rico has announced it has filed lawsuits against insurance providers that did not respond quick enough to policyholder damage claims filed after Hurricane Maria slammed into the Commonwealth in 2017.
December 26, 2017

Damage Claim Filing Tips

When a hurricane strikes, the experience can be extremely stressful. Enduring and surviving the storm is just the first step. You must then assess the damage and cope with any loss of utilities and infrastructure that impact your well-being. A lack of food and supplies has been an ongoing issue in Puerto Rico as well. Receiving just compensation for insurance damage claims is another hurdle many islanders are facing.
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