July 31, 2018 / 9:21 PM / 10 months ago

Puerto Rico employees seek stay relief in bid for early retirement

Seventeen public-sector employees in Puerto Rico are pressing for a day in local court to argue that they should be allowed to retire early over the objections of the island’s government, which says it cannot afford to let them go.

According to court papers filed on Monday by the employees, who work for Puerto Rico’s labor department, their bids to join a “voluntary pre-retirement” program set up in 2015 was improperly held up by the U.S. territory’s secretary of labor.

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