U.S. Virgin Islands Employment Law Attorneys

St. Thomas employment contract dispute lawyer

Lawyers For Employer Disputes in St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John

The U.S. Virgin Islands is a beautiful place to live, but as relaxing and peaceful as life can be here, residents still need to be able to work and earn an income. Employees have certain rights which should be protected, and in some cases, legal action may be required in order to protect those rights. When disputes arise between employees and their employers, it is essential to secure representation from a skilled legal advocate.

The attorneys of Colianni & Colianni, LLC have practiced law in the Virgin Islands since 1968, and we understand how to address the legal issues involved in employment law cases. We are prepared to fight for your rights and help you achieve a positive outcome to your situation.

Employment Law Issues

Employees in the U.S. Virgin Islands are protected by the employment laws of the United States, and employers must follow a wide variety of rules and regulations to ensure that employees are treated and compensated fairly. Disputes that may arise between employees and employers include:

  • Wage/hour disputes - Employees should be fairly compensated for the hours worked, including being paid "time and a half" for overtime. An employee may be able to bring legal action against their employer if they were paid less than the minimum wage, if they were not fully compensated for the hours worked, or if an employer did not provide them with the required rest periods or meal times.
  • Contract disputes - The terms of an employment contract should be fair to both parties. Employers and employees may need to resolve disputes over unfair or illegal contract terms, including non-compete clauses, non-solicitation agreements, or severance agreements.
  • Discrimination - An employee may be able to pursue a discrimination claim against their employer if they have been penalized, treated unfairly, or suffered adverse effects to their employment status or wages because of their race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, or disability.
  • Harassment - A person should not be subjected to a hostile work environment, and employers should take steps to address any harassment that takes place. This includes sexual harassment by a supervisor that has an effect on an employee's job, as well as improper conduct between employees based on a person's gender, age, sexual orientation, appearance, or handicap.
  • Wrongful termination - An employer cannot fire an employee for reasons that are in violation of the law. For example, in most instances, a person cannot be terminated because they reported illegal activity by their company, because they filed a workers' compensation claim, or because they requested time off from work through the Family Medical Leave Act. 

Contact a U.S. Virgin Islands Employment Lawyer

When addressing legal concerns about your employment status, the wages you earn, or any discrimination or harassment you have experienced, you need a strong advocate on your side. At Colianni & Colianni, LLC, LLC, we understand the employment laws in the Virgin Islands and throughout the United States, and we can advocate for you in any employment disputes. We will work to protect your rights and ensure that the proper actions are taken to resolve the issues you are facing, whether that means being restored to your proper position or being compensated for lost wages and damages that have been done to your life and reputation. To learn more about how we can address your employment law concerns, contact our office today at 340-719-1766 to arrange a free consultation.

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