Labor to Hold Free Information Forums on Overtime Pay

The Virgin Islands Department of Labor (VIDOL), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor – Wage and Hour Division, invites the public to attend a free informational forum. The event will include an introduction and overview presented by David Marin, assistant district director of the Caribbean District Office of the Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor (USDOL), according to a press release issued Wednesday by the V.I. Department of Labor.

The forum will be followed by a 90-minute workshop session on Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) covering an employer’s requirements under the FLSA, with an emphasis on the Final Rule on overtime regulations, followed by a “question and answer” segment. The FLSA establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping and child labor standards. The statute affects most workers in the public and private sector. The effective date of the Final Rule is Dec. 1. The forums are scheduled as follows:

ST. THOMAS/ST. JOHN DISTRICT at the Department of Education, Curriculum Center, 10 a.m. to noon, Monday, Nov. 28

ST. CROIX DISTRICT at the Department of Education, D.C. Canegata Ball Park, Multipurpose Center 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Tuesday, Nov. 29

All employers and employees within the business community, government agencies, human resource personnel, union representatives and the public are encouraged to attend. Employers may have more than one representative attend; however, each person must register. Attendance is free, but space will be limited to the first 100 registrants. Please register online at

For more information, contact Gwen Steele, labor relations specialist, at 773-1994, ext. 2124.

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