Welcome to the CNMI Department of Labor website

The CNMI Department of Labor is committed to facilitating the training and full employment of U.S. qualified workers as well as providing acurate, timely data to policy makers, regulatory agencies and the business community.  


Click here to open the Notice to Employers to Comply Document dated October, 2017

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 $7.05 an hour will increase by another 20 cents to $7.25 an hour on September 30, 2018.

It's the Law: Effective January 31, 2014, all Job Vacancy Announcements (JVA) must be posted on the CNMI DOL Website at www.marianaslabor.net.

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.

Employee Rights in the CNMI:

  1. USDOL Wage and Hour Overtime Rule
  2. United States Department of Labor Employee Rights Section
  3. United States Occupational and Safety Administration: Your rights as a whistleblower
  4. Employee Rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
  5. Requirements for Employers of Foreign Worker's Safety and Health in the Workplace
  6. Employee Rights under the H2B Program
  7. Employee Rights under OSHA.
  8. Employee Rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act
  9. 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:


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.

Employee Rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act

Now Hiring section: highlighting employer's hiring programs

MSHA’s Educational Field and Small Mine Services Group (EFSMS) to conduct training sessions

Actions to Improve Chemical Facility Safety and Security.

Your rights as a whistle blower


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.

Technical Assistance:

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Last Updated 11/28/2017