Welcome to the CNMI Department of Labor website
Prevailing Wage Notice
CNMI Department of Commerce wage survey http://www.wia.gov.mp/downloads/2014_PWWAS_061715_FINAL.pdf. was published on June 17, 2015. The issue date is the date used by OFLC to calculate the two year validity of the survey. The PWS expires June 17, 2017.
USCIS Fraud Notice:
Employers who abuse the H-1B visa program negatively affect U.S. workers, decreasing wages and job opportunities as they import more foreign workers. To further deter and detect abuse, USCIS has established an email address REPORTH1BABUSE@USCIS.DHS.GOV which will allow individuals (including both American workers and H-1B workers who suspect they or others may be the victim of H-1B fraud or abuse) to submit tips, alleged violations and other relevant information about potential H-1B fraud or abuse. Information submitted to the email address will be used for investigations and referrals to law enforcement agencies for potential prosecution.
Report US Immigration Fraud to ICE: Phone: 1-866-347-2423 (1-866-DHS-2-ICE) Individuals can also report allegations of employer fraud or abuse by submitting Form WH-4 to the US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division.
Kensington Hotel Saipan is Hiring. Details here
IMPORTANT NOTICE: USCIS Will Accept CW-1 Petition for Fiscal year 2018 Beginning April 3, 2017. Details here
Employee Rights in the CNMI:
- USDOL Wage and Hour Overtime Rule
- United States Department of Labor Employee Rights Section
- United States Occupational and Safety Administration: Your rights as a whistleblower
- Employee Rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
- Requirements for Employers of Foreign Worker's Safety and Health in the Workplace
- Employee Rights under the H2B Program
- Employee Rights under OSHA.
- Employee Rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act
- FAQs on COBRA Continuation Health Coverage
USCIS has reached the CW cap for FY 17
The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-28) CNMI application timetable:
- 5/26/09- $4.55 per hour
- 09/30/2010 - $5.05 per hour
- 09/30/2011 - Delayed
- 09/30/2012- $5.55 per hour
- 09/30/2013 - Delayed
- 09/30/2014 - $6.05 per hour
- 09/30/2015 - Delayed
- 09/30/2016 - $6.55 per hour
The next increase unless there is a delay will be on September 30, 2017 and every year thereafter at $.50 increase which will bring the CNMI federal minimum wage to $7.05 per hour until it reaches the applicable US federal minimum wage.
EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
THE CNMI DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY ISSUES THE FOLLOWING
N.M.I. ADMINISTRATIVE CODE CHAPTER 80 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, SUB-CHAPTER 80-20.1 EMPLOYMENT RULES AND REGULATIONS § 80-20.1-210(C)(3) Exemptions from Workforce Participation §80-20.1-215(b) Particular Construction Project. Exemptions issued prior to this notice remains in effect until their expiration date.
This moratorium notice shall be in effect until such time that the CNMI Secretary of Labor publishes a new notice on this matter.
Effective January 1, 2015, all employers under the jurisdiction of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will be required to report all work-related fatalities within eight hours and all in-patient hospitalizations, amputations and losses of an eye within 24 hours of finding out about the incident.
The CNMI’s current minimum wage of $6.05 an hour will increase by another 50 cents to $6.55 an hour on Sept. 30, 2016.
It's the Law: Effective January 31, 2014, all JVAs must be posted on the CNMI DOL Website at www.marianaslabor.net.
Regional Job Corps Centers Brochures:
For More Information contact WIA Division at 664-1704/05/07/08.
CNMI College and Career Ready Definition:
A CNMI student is college and career ready when he/she has achieved proficiency in academic standards, acquired essential skills for lifelong learning, and has the ability to transition into higher education and/or the workforce through an on-going process of wayfinding for meaningful engagement.
This site is provided as a public service to make the operations of the Department and contacts with the public more efficient and less costly. The Department welcomes suggestions for further development of the site and the coordination or improvement of the Department’s services. For information on Federal Minimum Wage Guidelines, please visit the US Department of Labor website.
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Last Updated 4/14/2017