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Puerto Rican board rejects salary increase for construction workers

Staff Writer | August 26, 2018
The Fiscal Board in Puerto Rico examined an executive order of the governor that would increase minimum wage to $15 dollars an hour for construction workers.
Governor Nevares
America   Governor Ricardo Rossello Nevares
From Governor Ricardo Rossello Nevares' perspective, it is urgent that a good part of the federal funds arriving to the island for post-Maria reconstruction stay in Puerto Rico through higher wages.

The Oversight Board rejected the executive order that increased the minimum wage in the Puerto Rican construction sector and determined that the decree of Governor Rossello Nevares should be eliminated because it affects the implementation of the fiscal plan order by Washington.

Now the minimum salary in the island is of 7,25 and hour.

According to what is dictated from the United States the Board has the right to examine any rule or executive order, including those adopted before the fiscal policy was enforced.