On September 26, 2006, Law #206 was approved that restricts the usage of the employee Social Security number on identification cards and on any document of general circulation.
Law #206 applies to all private employers and to all public corporations of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The law establishes fines ranging from $500 to $5,000 per violation.
Users of MSC Payroll comply with this law by setting the “Mask Social Security” flag in the “Program Options” section. Once this flag is set Social Security numbers will only show the last four digits on reports, i.e. “XXX-XX-1234″. If this option is not available you are using an old version of the program and must upgrade it to comply with the law.
Call us at (787) 758-6430 if you have problems finding or setting this flag, or need to upgrade. We will be glad to help you.
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