Tag: Labor News

See’s Candies Must Face Worker’s COVID Lawsuit After Cali High Court Denies Appeal

SACRAMENTO — The California Supreme Court will not review a novel ruling that said a candymaker can be sued by an employee who claims she contracted COVID-19 at work and spread it to her husband, who died. Trade groups have warned the lawsuit could spur limitless liability for businesses, but the court on Wednesday denied […]

Social Security Can Help You Start Or Return To Work

If you rely on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and want to start or return to work, we can help. Ticket to Work (Ticket) is a program that supports career development for SSDI beneficiaries who want to work and progress toward financial independence. The Ticket program is free and voluntary. Learn more about the […]

Roach Pays Homage To Legacy of Rights Leader D. Hamilton Jackson On Liberty Day

FREDERIKSTED — Lt. Governor Tregenza Roach, prior to leaving the territory on a personal matter, called on Virgin Islanders to pay homage to native son D. Hamilton Jackson today. “In celebration of Liberty Day, we recognize the legacy and impact of David Hamilton Jackson on the U.S. Virgin Islands. As a trailblazer, he spent his […]

Penny Dreadful: Georgia Man Receives Final Paycheck In Coins

ATLANTA — A Georgia man said his former employer owed him a pretty penny, $915 to be exact, after leaving his job in November. But Andreas Flaten said he was shocked to see his final payment: 90,000 oil or grease covered pennies, at the end of his driveway earlier this month, news outlets reported. Atop […]

VIDOL Failure To Pay UI Obligation Makes Private Employers Have To Pay 6 Times As Much For Unemployment Insurance

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — For the third consecutive year, the U.S. Virgin Islands is the only jurisdiction in the United States to not meet its outstanding Unemployment Insurance (UI) loan obligation to the U.S. Department of Labor. Because the Virgin Islands Department of Labor failed to make a critical USDOL payment by November 10, 2020, all […]

DHS Recognizes National Disability Employment Awareness Month In October With Readiness Training

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Human Services, Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program, is seeking to raise awareness about disability employment issues and celebrate the many contributions of Virgin Islands employers, community partners and trailblazers that support and honor courageous workers with disabilities. This year marks a major milestone in the nation’s history; it is not […]