San Nicolas: Reduced hours PUA will be paid, retroactive will be paid

Congressman Michael San Nicolas (PNC file photo)

The U.S. Department of Labor has clarified that reduced hours workers shall be eligible for PUA / FPUC and eligible for accumulated retroactive payments therefrom, Congressman Michael San Nicolas announced.

“The support of our Congressional colleagues and the prioritization of the Biden Administration to ensure policy implementation aligns with statute, has prevailed today,” San Nicolas stated in a news release. “As we have repeatedly asserted this was not a problem with the law as so alleged, but a problem in interpretation, and we are grateful to the Biden Administration for providing clarity in the midst of confusion.”

San Nicolas said reduced hours workers can now rest easy that they will continue to receive the support they need as they work and they can to contribute to the opening of Guam’s economy, and the needs of their families and loved ones.