Tag: U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL)

Labor Department’s Work Search Form Conflicts With Federal, Territorial Law

States are permitted to provide Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) to individuals who are self-employed, seeking part-time employment, or who otherwise would not qualify for regular unemployment compensation. While UI and PUA both offer financial assistance to workers who are out of work or have less work, PUA has specific restrictions that may limit its benefits […]

9 Years In The Making, Labor Department Finally Spends $9M On Job Force Training

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — ICF International said it will support local disaster recovery efforts by implementing a workforce development program aimed at training Virgin Islanders for opportunities in hospitality, health care, information technology and other high-demand sectors, ExecutiveBiz reported recently. The company’s work as project manager for the Skills for Today initiative is part of a $9 million contract […]

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 […]

V.I. Department of Labor Bounces Checks To Unemployment Insurance Recipients This Week

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Local residents who received an NSF Unemployment Insurance check from the Virgin Islands Department of Labor this week are being asked to redeposit those checks into their bank accounts, the Department said. VIDOL said a “timing issue” affecting all UI recipients who don’t bank with Popular Bank left the Department with egg […]

2 VIWMA-Contracted Males Removing Trash From Tutu Bin Site Shot Dead … 1 Victim Was 14 Years Old: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority contracted workers — one of them below the legal age allowed to work — were brutally shot dead while attempting to remove garbage from a closed bin site in Estate Tutu this afternoon, authorities and social media said. Rique “Bigsmarts” Ashby, 29, of Charlotte Amalie and […]

Federal COVID-19 Unemployment Insurance Benefits: Updated FAQs: From VIDOL

CHRISTIANSTED — The President of the United States signed a law that provides additional Unemployment Insurance (“UI”) assistance to workers impacted by COVID-19 on March 27. This new law provides: • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance – Extended eligibility for individuals who have traditionally been ineligible for UI benefits (e.g., self-employed workers, independent contractors);• Federal Pandemic UnemploymentCompensation […]

U.S. Labor Department Awards USVI $1.5 Million Dislocated Worker Grant

CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. announced today that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded the Virgin Islands Department of Labor a $1.5 million National Dislocated Worker Grant to provide disaster-relief employment, along with employment training and service. The grant is funded under the federal CARES Act, which provided $345 million for Dislocated Worker […]