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PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION ON THE FINAL RULE ON OVERTIME REGULATIONS
(November 30, 2016)
Labor Commissioner Catherine A. Hendry, Esquire, wishes to notify all Virgin Islands employers and the general public that on November 22, 2016, U .S. District Judge Amos L. Mazzant ruled in a preliminary injunction that the United States Department of Labor overstepped its authority by raising the salary cap for overtime for workers who earn $455 per week or $23,660 per annum. The new rule would raise the salary cap for overtime to $913 per week or $47,476 per annum and include two other eligibility tests.......
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SIDES OUTAGE
(September 26, 2016)
This is a message from the Department of Labor, Unemployment Insurance. The purpose of this message is to notify you that SIDES website will be down for maintenance on 11/16/2016 .....
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LABOR & MANAGEMENT AWARENESS MONTH
(August 31,2016)
September is designated to be Labor & Mangement Awareness Month please come out and join us as we celebrate a wealth of activities. . . ......
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DOL RELEASES 2015 OCCUPATIONAL EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS
(April 28, 2016)
Labor Commissioner Catherine A. Hendry, Esq., is pleased to announce that the 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) data set has been published. . ......
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VIRGIN ISLANDS MINIMUM WAGE INCREASES TO $8.35 PER HOUR
(April 20, 2016)
Labor Commissioner Catherine A. Hendry, Esq., wishes to advise all Virgin Islands employers and the general public that effective June 21, 2016 the minimum wage in the U.S. Virgin Islands will increase to $8.35 per hour for all employees with the exception of tourist service and restaurant employees. ......
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DOL IN SEARCH OF EMPLOYERS AND ORGANIZATIONS TO PROVIDE WORK EXPERIENCE AND CAREER EXPLORATION ACTIVITIES FOR YOUTH
(April 12, 2016)
Commissioner of Labor Catherine A. Hendry, Esq., wishes to invite Employers, Not For- Profit Organizations, and Training Service Providers to participate in this year�s Summer Youth Work Experience and Training Program through the VI Department of Labor. VIDOL is seeking the following: .....
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DOL ANNOUNCES THE START OF THE 2016 SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING PROGRAM
(April 12, 2016)
Commissioner of Labor Catherine A. Hendry, Esq., is pleased to announce that the department has begun accepting and processing Summer Youth Employment applications for the 2016 Summer Youth Work Experience and Training Program. All �In and Out of School� Youth between the ages of 14 to 25 are invited to register for the approximate .....
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DOL ANNOUNCES THE 2016 UNEMPLOYMENT MAXIMUM WEEKLY BENEFIT AMOUNT, TAXABLE WAGE BASE AND THE WORKER�S COMPENSATION MAXIMUM WAGE RATE
(Febraury 17, 2016)
Commissioner of Labor Catherine Hendry, Esq., would like to announce that the Maximum Weekly Benefit Amount (MWBA) in the Virgin Islands for benefit year beginning January 3, 2016 is $480.00 and the Taxable Wage Base for employer contributions is $23,000.00. .....
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DOL ANNOUNCES CHANGES IN FAX NUMBERS
(February 17, 2016)
Labor Commissioner Catherine Hendry, Esq., wishes to inform the general public that the Department of Labor has upgraded its telephone system and as a result some of the fax numbers have changed as follows: .....
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DOL ANNOUNCES THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT (WIOA)
(June 25, 2015)
Labor Commissioner Designee Catherine Hendry, Esq., is pleased to announce the implementation of the The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which was signed by President Obama on July 22, 2014. This new federal legislation is the first major reform to federal job training programs in more than 15 years. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) .....
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