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      The Source for VI Legal Info       OnePaper Community Edition       October 15th, 2019      
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"Fluctuating Workweek" Method Of Overtime Payment May Not Be Used Where Additional Payments, Such As Shift Differential, are Made
   Employers may need to reassess their use of the "fluctuating workweek" method to compensate employees on irregular schedules in light of a court's recent decision that such method may not be utilized when additional compensation (such as shift differentials) is provided in addition to an employee's regular salary.
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Supreme Court to Hear Cases on Displaying Ten Commandments
   WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 The Supreme Court put itself today in the center of an emotional and politically charged issue as it agreed to hear cases from Texas and Kentucky on the constitutionality of displaying the Ten Commandments on government land and buildings.
  The justices will try to resolve a conflict between two federal appeals courts that cover seven states, from the Canadian border to the Deep South, with widely differing social and political histories.
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It's Tax Time in the VI: A Review of the Law for Individuals
   In anticipation of April 15th, St. Thomas tax attorney Richard P. Bourne-Vanneck ( gives a review of United States Virgin Islands tax law as applicable to individuals.
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Legal System in the United States Virgin Islands
   St. Croix Attorney Bernard C. Pattie ( of the Christiansted firm of Pattie & Daley gives an overview of the legal system in the United States Virgin Islands
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