FOMB v. Hernandez-Montanez, et al

  1. March 25, 2024

    Justices Won't Review Nullification Of Puerto Rico Labor Law

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a First Circuit finding that Puerto Rico's fiscal management board was within its authority to void a 2022 labor law expanding some benefits for private employees because it had not been given an opportunity to review the legislation.

  2. September 22, 2023

    'Woeful' Puerto Rico Dispute Fit For Congress, Judge Says

    A First Circuit judge said Thursday that Puerto Rico's concerns about the "democratically abhorrent" situation created by the fiscal oversight board's control of the territory's lawmaking abilities is a matter for Congress, not the courts.

  3. August 22, 2023

    Puerto Rico Gov. Wants 1st Circ. To Rehear Labor Law Dispute

    The governor of Puerto Rico asked the full First Circuit to reconsider a three-judge panel's ruling from earlier this month that upheld the nullification of a labor law boosting the accrual of employee vacation time, saying the decision's effects would expand the authority of the island's Financial Oversight and Management Board.

  4. August 11, 2023

    1st Circ. Affirms Nullification Of New Puerto Rico Labor Law

    The First Circuit has confirmed that Puerto Rico's governor failed to file necessary fiscal impact reports for a law that boosted private employees' accrual of time off and required employers to justify the termination of workers, among other labor market changes.