Whenever you interview candidates who are applying for a job opening, you need to figure out exactly what experience, skills and capabilities they bring to the table that would benefit your organization. However, many employers are just as nervous during the interview process as the candidates, and they may end up asking questions that could

Most Virgin Islands employees are subject to a 90 day probationary period of employment pursuant to the “Virgin Islands Wrongful Discharge Act”.  Notwithstanding this provision of VI labor law, employers may establish probationary periods as a means of evaluating recently hired employees, along with any workers who may not be performing well on the job.

lawsuitFor any business owner, a potential lawsuit is a distraction and a hassle. If you find yourself in a situation in which you’ve been served with a lawsuit, it’s important to take action quickly to best protect you and your company.

Defending yourself from the claims made in the lawsuit could become an expensive and

arrow-1538706_960_720Disputes between employees and employers can quickly get ugly, and we’ve seen them arise from just about every situation one might imagine. In the worst cases, these disputes could result in lawsuits, serious damage to a company’s public reputation and a variety of other negative consequences.

One key fact to keep in mind when these

Whenever your company is looking to hire new, internationally based employees, it’s important to be completely familiar with all of the federal regulations associated with employee eligibility. More specifically, you should be familiar with the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), which addresses information such as employment eligibility and non-discrimination against foreign workers.

Employee eligibility

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Minimum-Wage-ImageEarlier this year, the Legislature of the Virgin Islands approved an increase of the minimum wage in the territory to $8.35 per hour, pursuant to Act No.7856, which by June 1, 2018 will increase up to $10.50 per hour.

The $8.35 increase takes into effect on June 21, 2016.  Aside from the initial minimum wage

Payroll tax picTo put it lightly, it can be difficult to keep up with all of the legal obligations you have as a small business owner.

One important thing to remember is that you must deduct payroll taxes from your employees’ salaries and wages. If you fail to do this properly, you could be forced to pay