The Virgin Islands Law Blog is written by Tom Bolt, a lawyer working from St. Thomas. He comments on law and politics in the Virgin Islands with posts on community affairs, local litigation, government relations, labor and employment, real estate and other topics.
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A Florida circuit court judge has ruled that attorney and real estate investor, David S. Band, will stand trial a second time to decide if damages are owed to a fellow investor in the St. John Grande Bay condominium complex. Judge Charles E. Roberts' order means that Band -- who was exonerated in...
What if I told you that you could pay your U.S. Virgin Islands employees $2.13/hr, legally? You would probably say, “Sign me up!” As many employers in the Territory already know, if you are in the tourist service or restaurant industry, you can pay your employees that...
The Obama administration has intensified a crackdown on employers of illegal immigrants, notifying over 1,000 companies recently that the government plans to inspect their hiring records. Employers of all sizes were notified they must hand over I-9 employment-eligibility forms, which contain Social...
I have found that there is a great deal of bad information floating around the web and people’s work places about H-1 visas. Hopefully this will help. What are the requirements for H-1B? There are four criteria that must be met to qualify for H-1B status: A. Employer must show...
It appears that Google is bringing its fearsome powers of information organization to the legal world: Traditional lawyers may not like it, but venture capitalists are pouring money into one of the last industries to resist commoditization on the Web. Google Ventures today announced it is part of a...
The L-1 visa is a nonimmigrant visa available to qualifying intra-company transferees (employees) coming to the U.S. to continue to work for the same, related or affiliated company (employer). Three types of employees may be sponsored for L-1 visas, Managers, Executives and those possessing...
The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or the “Board”) has issued final rules that will require most private employers in the U.S. Virgin Islands and throughout the United States to post in the workplace by November 14, 2011 a notice informing employees of their rights...
The St. Croix Division of the District Court of the Virgin Islands recently clarified whether a foreclosed property's fair market value (as opposed to the price that is brings at a foreclosure sale) can serve as the basis from which a deficiency judgment is calculated. This is an important...
A recent opinion by the Appellate Division of the District Court of the Virgin Islands addresses the constitutionality of the Virgin Islands aggravated assault statute. But far from wading into a scrum of technical constitutional analysis, the Appellate Court takes the Virgin Islands government to...
In the life of every litigator, there are days where your pleadings go unchallenged, your motions are granted with the compliments of the court on your fiercely cogent reasoning, and opposing counsel meekly avert their eyes when you enter the room.For every other day, it helps to keep a sense of...