WHAT: Community Outreach and Job Fair
WHEN: Community Outreach, Tuesday, May 21, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. ChST
Job Fair, Wednesday, May 22, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. ChST
WHERE: Hyatt Regency Saipan Ballroom, Garapan, Saipan
COST: Free and open to the public
CNMI DOL signs MOU with US DOL Wage and Hour Division on enforcement and outreach
Governor Torres and CNMI Secretary of Labor Vicky Benavente signed the MOU on behalf of the CNMI, while Acting Administrator of the US Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division Keith Sonderling, Regional Administrator for the Western Region Ruben Rosalez, and Honolulu District Director Terence Trotter represented the US DOL.
“The enforcement of our federal labor laws requires a coordinated effort, and this MOU will empower our CNMI Department of Labor with the ability to assist our federal partners at the USDOL achieve this,” said Governor Ralph DLG. Torres.
Secretary Benavente noted that the signing of the MOU with US DOL will provide the CNMI the ability to conduct joint training and outreach presentations about the laws and regulations enforced by both labor agencies.
“We appreciate the visit of Acting Administrator Sonderling, Regional Administrator Rosalez, and District Director Trotter for this collective commitment to the enforcement of our labor laws. The CNMI DOL will coordinate joint investigations to assist US DOL with enforcement activities, referrals of complaints, and exchange of information. The end result will be the protection of all workers with regards to the payment of their wages, overtime, and other applicable statutes,” she said.
Under the MOU, CNMI DOL and US DOL agree to coordinate joint outreach presentations and distribute educational material for the community. The agencies also agree to work to provide a side-by-side comparison of laws with overlapping provisions and jurisdiction.
“This partnership will be mutually beneficial for the CNMI and our federal partners. We share a collective goal to protect all of our workers and their wages,” Governor Torres added.
Webinar Announcement: How to Complete and Submit a CW-1 Application for Temporary Employment Certification to U.S. Department of Labor
OSHA Training Coming in February
February 26, 2019 | 9 AM - 11:30 AM
February 27, 2019 | 9 AM - 11:30 AM
Reminder: First Quarter 2019 Total Workforce Listing & Workforce Plan due April 30, 2019
The CNMI Department of Labor wants to remind all businesses to submit their quarterly Total Workforce Listing and Workforce Plan by 4:30 p.m. on April 30, 2019. The forms must be turned in to the Department of Labor Administrative Services office located on Capital Hill. Any company having difficulty completing the two forms can call 664-3190 or 323-9996/323-9995, for assistance. The Admin Office is open between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
DUA deadline extended again for the CNMI
Once again, the CNMI Department of Labor has re-extended the application submission deadline for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) for Typhoon Mangkhut and Super Typhoon Yutu. The DUA program provides payment relief and reemployment assistance to individuals who became unemployed as a direct result of a major disaster.
The new deadline to apply for DUA is February 14, 2019...See how and where to apply
DUA deadline extended for Saipan, Tinian, and Rota workers affected by Typhoon Mangkhut and Super Typhoon Yutu
Apply by January 15, 2019
The Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) deadline for workers in Saipan, Tinian, and Rota has been extended to January 15, 2019. DUA is available for individuals who have lost their jobs, had their regular work hours reduced, or were self-employed individuals but are no longer able to work as a direct result of Typhoon Mangkhut and/or Super Typhoon Yutu.
The CNMI Department of Labor (DOL) is urging all eligible individuals to apply for DUA before the January 15 deadline...Read more
Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) Available
for Workers and Self-Employed Individuals in Saipan, Rota and Tinian Affected by Typhoon Mangkhut & Super Typhoon Yutu
The CNMI Department of Labor (DOL) is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) as a result of the Presidential Disaster Declaration (FEMA-4396-DR-MP) for workers in Saipan, Rota and Tinian.
WHAT IS DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE?
The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act) (42 U.S.C. §5177) authorizes the Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program. The purpose of the program is to provide payment and reemployment assistance to individuals who are unemployed as a direct result of a major disaster.
DUA claims are only taken after the President of the United States, through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), declares specific areas of the State/CNMI as disaster areas and authorizes Individual Assistance to individuals working in the disaster areas. DUA funding is provided by FEMA and does not come from employer payroll taxes.
On September 29, 2018, the President authorized major disaster declaration FEMA-4396-DR for CNMI due to Typhoon Mangkhut that occurred September 10-11, 2018. This declaration authorized Individual Assistance, including DUA, for the islands of Rota, Saipan, and Tinian. On November 16, 2018, the CNMI DOL announced the availability of DUA and the filing deadline for DUA applications of December 16, 2018.
Super Typhoon Yutu
On October 26, 2018, the President authorized major disaster declaration FEMA-4404-DR for CNMI due to Super Typhoon Yutu that occurred October 24-26, 2018. This declaration authorized Individual Assistance, including DUA, for the islands of Rota, Saipan, Tinian, and the Northern Islands. On November 16, 2018, the CNMI DOL announced the availability of DUA and the filing deadline for DUA applications of December 16, 2018.
Last Updated 5/20/2019