PR min wage rate 2017 Puerto Rico State Minimum Wage Rate 2015, 2017

The 2017 Puerto Rico Minimum Wage is $7.25 per hour.

Puerto Rico Minimum Wage 2017

PR Min Wage:

$7.25

The Puerto Rico Minimum Wage is currently $7.25 per hour.
Puerto Rico's minimum wage is the same as the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. The minimum wage will likely remain at $7.25 until the federal minimum wage is raised.
Please Note: Fourteen states have raised their minimum wage as of January 1, 2017. Make sure you know any new Puerto Rico labor laws.

Puerto Rico Minimum Wage Laws


What is the Puerto Rico Minimum Wage?

The Puerto Rico Minimum Wage is the lowest hourly wage that an employee working in Puerto Rico can legally be paid. Both Puerto Rico and the federal government have set a legal minimum wage - Puerto Rico's is $7.25 per hour, while the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. Federal law states that the applicable minimum wage is whichever minimum wage is higher.


Puerto Rico Labor Laws


Puerto Rico Minimum Wage Exemptions

Certain occupations and employees are exempt from Puerto Rico and Federal Minimum Wage regulations, including tipped workers, students in high school and college, and certain disabled workers (with a certificate from the Puerto Rico Department of Labor). Read more about exceptions from Puerto Rico minimum wage law External Link.

How much do Puerto Rico Minimum Wage employees earn?

Full time minimum wage workers in Puerto Rico earn a total of $290.00 per week and approximately $15,080.00 per year (based on a 8 hour days and a 260-day work year) before taxes. The federal poverty threshold for a household of two is $14,570 per year.

Puerto Rico Overtime Wage Law

All Puerto Rico employees working over 40 hours in a work week are entitled an overtime wage of at least 1.5 times their regular hourly pay rate - therefore, the overtime minimum wage in PR is $10.88 per hour. In addition, Puerto Rico law requires all employees working over 8 hours in a single day to be paid overtime.
Some workers or employers are exempt from overtime law including independant contractors, seasonal workers, and some farm workers. Contact the Puerto Rico Department of Labor for details.

Puerto Rico Department of Labor Information

If your employer is paying you less then the Puerto Rico minimum wage, if you believe you are owed back wages for unpaid overtime, or your employer is otherwise violating Puerto Rico or Federal labor law, the Puerto Rico Department of Labor is there to help you.

Call your local office of the Puerto Rico Department of Labor, and and they will advocate on your behalf to ensure your employer becomes compliant and you receive any necessary backwages or compensation. Be sure to have recent paystubs, timesheets, employment contracts, and other important documents on hand when you call.

PR Department of Labor

Puerto Rico Labor Law Posters

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires all employers in Puerto Rico to display the 2017 Puerto Rico Minimum Wage poster along with additional labor law compliance posters in a conspicuous place for all employees to read, such as a hallway or breakroom. Failure to display all required labor law posters can result in a fine.
Puerto Rico Minimum Wage & Labor Law Poster

Puerto Rico All-In-One Labor Law Poster

This professional Puerto Rico labor law poster includes all of the posters needed to satisfy both Puerto Rico and Federal minimum wage and labor law regulations.

This poster has been updated for 2017, including the recent FMLA poster update. Professionally printed and laminated.

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Notice to all employers: Fourteen states have new minimum wages as of January 2017. Please make sure you have the most up-to-date version of your labor law posters.
Free labor law posters: Basic PDF copies of the Federal Minimum Wage posters can be downloaded from the Department of Labor with the links provided below. Please note that additional posters are also required by Federal and Puerto Rico law. A professional poster including all required postings can be purchased through the link provided above.
Free Puerto Rico Minimum Wage Posters

Minimum Wage Jobs in Puerto Rico

With the current state of the economy, a large amount of the new jobs being created in Puerto Rico are entry-level, minimum wage positions. Full time, part time, and seasonal minimum wage jobs in Puerto Rico External Link can be found through local employment listings or a local job search site. You can use the search box below to find current job listings in your area.
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Free Puerto Rico job listings service provided by JobsAre.us External Link