Virgin Islands Labor Law Updates

To be in legal compliance, it is necessary for employers in the territory of Virgin Islands to display, in their workplaces, the 2019 mandatory labor law posters. The 2019 Labor Law Federal and State employment posters satisfy this requirement. Each labor law poster, with accompanying description, is listed below. As noted, there are specific posting guidelines as to how to display the poster. If these guidelines are not satisfied a firm may face fines and/or citations. This poster has not received an update for 2019.  An update can occur at any time without warning, so continue to monitor this page.  However, there have not been any changes thus far this year.

Mandatory change(s) for the state of Virgin Islands

Date
Poster/Update
  • 05/2018

    Virgin Island Minimum Wage-Updated with new minimum wage of $10.50 per hour effective June 1, 2018.

  • 06/2017

    Virgin Island Minimum Wage-Updated to reflect new minimum wage rate of $9.50 effective June 1, 2017.

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Virgin Islands Labor Law Poster Posting Requirements:

  • Virgin Islands Minimum Wage The Virgin Islands minimum wage is $9.50 effective June 1, 2017.
  • Virgin Islands Workers Compensation Information All employees in the U.S V.I., in accordance with the Workers Compensation Administration Act, are covered by insurance paid in premiums by their employers, for injuries arising out of and in the course of employment.
  • Federal Minimum Wage Act (29 CFR 516.4) Federal law requires that you post information with respect to the federal minimum wage increases from $6.55 an hour to $7.25 an hour, effective July 24, 2009. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location.
  • Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (38 USCA 433(a)) You are mandated by federal law to provide information regarding the rights, benefits and obligation of employees who are governed by the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Post this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act (29 CFR 801.6) Per federal law, employees have specific rights and protections accorded to them under the Employee Polygraph Protection Act. You must inform employees of their rights under the act. Ensure that you post this information in a conspicuous location. Be aware that under 29 CFR 801.42(7) a civil penalty of up to $10,000 may be assessed against you for violating any provision of the Act.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law (29 CFR 1601.30) Your employees must be informed of their rights under federal equal employment laws. Ensure that you post this information in a prominent and accessible location.
    Family and Medical Leave Act (29 USC 2619(a)(b)) You must post information informing employees of their rights and protections per the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location, accessible by all employees.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (29 CFR 1903.2(a)(1)) You must display clear, summarized and accurate information regarding your employees' rights and protections under the Federal Occupational Health and Safety Act. Display this information in a conspicuous location, and ensure that it is not altered, defaced, or covered by other material.
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Minimum Wage Rates in Virgin Islands in 2019:

The Virgin Islands minimum wage is $10.50 effective June 1, 2018.

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Important Phone Numbers: Virgin Islands

  • Wage & Hour - (866) 487-9243
  • OSHA - (800) 321-6742
  • Workers' Compensation - (800) 528-5166
  • Unemployment Insurance - (866) 234-5382
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