San Juan, Nov 22 (EFE) .- The United Retailers Center (CUD) of Puerto Rico today requested an extension in the payment of the policy of the State Insurance Fund Corporation (CFSE) to less until December 31, since there are more than 5,000 businesses closed due to lack of electricity due to the passage of Hurricane Maria.
The CFSE administrator, Jesús Rodríguez, already had granted until November 27 to meet the payment.
"We hope that during the month of December we have a larger number of merchants open, it is truly unfair that employers who are closed have to pay the policy of the Fund (State Insurance) when they are not generating income, "said in a statement the president of the CUD, Nelson Ramírez.
In turn, he appealed to the "good offices" of the relevant authorities to consider the request for extension of the payment until December 31, "since dozens of partners "brought" the desperate concern about the possibility of being subject to fines and surcharge for this concept. "
" This impulse is necessary to help merchants continue operating and generating jobs, since for them the CFSE policy is an essential requirement for their employees to be properly protected while complying with the law, "he concluded.