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Category Archives: Labor & Employment

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Incorporation and Registration in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Posted in Corporate & Financial Services, Government Relations, Labor & Employment
The U.S. Virgin Islands provides business owners with some significant tax incentives as a means of boosting its economy and encouraging businesses to open up shop in the Territory. While qualified businesses are able to reduce up to 90 percent of their personal and corporate federal income taxes, and could even receive a full exemption… Continue Reading

With New Federal Rule, Many More Americans Now Eligible for Overtime Pay

Posted in Government Relations, Labor & Employment
Last summer, President Barack Obama announced plans to raise the overtime salary threshold, a move that promised to make millions more Americans eligible for overtime pay. Those plans went into effect last month, when the White House revealed the details of the new overtime threshold rules the President had set forth. The measure is the… Continue Reading

Ensuring You Keep Employee Records Private

Posted in Labor & Employment
As an employer, you handle some very sensitive information regarding the people who work for you.  Employee personnel files often contain private information, including everything from Social Security numbers to medical records and bank account information. There are some very stringent federal and territorial laws regarding who is able to access these records and why.… Continue Reading

Tips for Managing Teams Across Multiple Locations

Posted in Labor & Employment
With the rise of cutting-edge technology, it is becoming more common than ever for businesses to have individual workers or teams working remotely across numerous different locations. Here at BoltNagi, we have attorneys based in the U.S. mainland and working from home in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  There are certainly some challenges associated with these… Continue Reading

EEOC’s Proposed Enforcement Guidance Reflects Agency’s Changing Views

Posted in Government Relations, Labor & Employment
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released a new Proposed Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues. This proposed guidance specifically includes attempts to expand the scope of the participation clause and the definition of protected opposition conduct. These proposals represent a shifting viewpoint on the part of the federal agency. Let’s take… Continue Reading

EEOC: Anti-Discrimination Laws Protect LGBT Workers

Posted in Labor & Employment
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruled on July 15 that existing law protects lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals from workplace discrimination based on their sexual orientation. The ruling comes in response to a complaint filed in 2012 by an air traffic control specialist alleging that he was denied employment because he was… Continue Reading

USVI Labor Relations Act Includes Regulations on Employee Breaks

Posted in Labor & Employment
For business owners and employees alike, one of the most frequently debated aspects of the average workday involves the negotiation and scheduling of employee meal breaks and brief resting periods. Many workers cherish their break time, while others may be indifferent — and it can create complications for employers when attempting to schedule their staff… Continue Reading

Workers’ Compensation Laws for U.S. Virgin Islands

Posted in Labor & Employment
As most business owners know, workers’ compensation is a program that insures both employers and employees in the event a worker suffers an injury or is killed on the job. By compensating injured workers or their families through the Government Insurance Fund of the U.S. Virgin Islands, rather than mandating that compensation be paid directly… Continue Reading