U.S. Department of Labor - These are contact regional
employment, unemployment, wage information.

ALASKA - Juneau, AK - (907) 465-4518
ARIZONA - Phoenix, AZ - (602) 542-3871
ARKANSAS - Little Rock, AR - (501) 682-4500
CALIFORNIA - Sacramento, CA - (916) 262-2160
COLORADO - Denver, CO - (303) 318-8898
CONNECTICUT - Wethersfield, CT - (860) 263-6255
DELAWARE - Wilmington, DE - (302) 761-8052
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - (202) 671-1633
FLORIDA - Tallahassee, FL - (850) 488-1048
GEORGIA - Atlanta, GA - (404) 232-3875
GUAM - Tamuning, GU - (671) 475-7062
HAWAII - Honolulu, HI - (808) 586-8996
IDAHO - Boise, ID - (800) 772-2553
ILLINOIS - Chicago, IL - (312) 793-2316
INDIANA - Indianapolis, IN - (317) 232-7460
IOWA - Des Moines, IA - (515) 281-0255
KANSAS - Topeka, KS - (785) 296-5058
KENTUCKY - Frankfort, KY - (502) 564-7976
LOUISIANA - Baton Rouge, LA - (225) 342-3141
MAINE - Augusta, ME - (207) 287-2271
MARYLAND - Baltimore, MD - (410) 767-2250
MASSACHUSETTS - Boston, MA - (617) 626-6556
MICHIGAN - Detroit, MI - (313) 456-3090
MINNESOTA - St. Paul, MN - (651) 282-2714
MISSISSIPPI - Jackson, MS - (601) 321-6261
MISSOURI - Jefferson City, MO - (573) 751-3609
U.S. Department of Labor - These are contact regional
employment, unemployment, wage information.

NEVADA - Carson City, NV - (775) 684-0387
NEW HAMPSHIRE - Concord, NH - (603) 228-4123
NEW JERSEY - Trenton, NJ 08625 - 609 292-0099
NEW MEXICO - Albuquerque, NM - (505) 222-4683
NEW YORK - Albany, NY - (518) 457-6369
NORTH CAROLINA - Raleigh, NC - (919) 733-2936
NORTH DAKOTA - Bismarck, ND - (701) 328-2868
OHIO - Columbus, OH - (614) 752-9494
OKLAHOMA - Oklahoma City, OK - (405) 557-7265
OREGON - Salem, OR - (503) 947-1212
PENNSYLVANIA - Harrisburg, PA - (717) 787-3266
PUERTO RICO Hato Rey, PR - (787) 754-5340
RHODE ISLAND - Cranston, RI - (401) 462-8767
SOUTH CAROLINA - Columbia, SC (803)
737-2660SOUTH DAKOTA - Aberdeen, SD - (605)
626-2314
TENNESSEE - Nashville, TN - (615) 741-2284
TEXAS - Austin, TX - (512) 491-4802
UTAH - Salt Lake City, UT - (801) 526-9401
VERMONT - Montpelier, VT - (802) 828-4153
VIRGIN ISLANDS-Charlotte Aml, VI -340 776-3700
VIRGINIA - Richmond, VA - (804) 786-7496
WASHINGTON - Lacey, WA - (360) 438-4804
WEST VIRGINIA - Charleston, WV - (304) 558-2660
WISCONSIN - Madison, WI - (608) 267-2393
WYOMING - Casper, WY - (307) 473-3807
The Jones Act and Commercial Mariners
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The Jones Act and Commercial Mariners
The Jones Act outlines the law for the commercial seaman. It states that vessels operating
between U.S. ports on inland and intracoastal waterways be built in the U.S., U.S. owned
and registered and be U.S. manned.

That’s a part of the Jones Act that shipbuilders and fleet owners are most familiar with.
However, there’s a part of the Jones Act that holds greater meaning for commercial
mariners because it defines their rights in the event of an injury. An injured seaman under
the Jones Act enjoys different rights from non-maritime employees, generally speaking.
Non-seamen employees are covered by different laws such as the
Longshore Harbor
Workers' Compensation Act.

The Jones Act allows an injured seaman to bring a claim for negligence against his or her
employer. Some of the remedies that a commercial mariner injured by negligence aboard
a vessel is entitled to include the following:

- lost wages
- medical expenses
- pain and suffering
- mental anguish

Maritime law also uses the terms maintenance and cure for reimbursement of living
expenses and medical expenses. Click More About the Jones Act to learn more about the
Jones Act and the manner in which maritime law is designed to protect the legal rights of
commercial fishermen, tugboat deckhands, mates, engineers, captains and other
commercial maritime workers.

The Jone Act is not the only maritime laws that apply to commercial seamen. Professional
mariners, depending on their jobs and license, will need to know Coast Guard and other
federal, state and local regulations for reporting marine incidents, oil spills, and
conducting alcohol level tests.

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When it comes to legal rights, the size of vessel doesn’t matter. The rights of a captain of
a 25 foot U.S. water taxi are no less than the legal rights of the captain of a U.S. flag tanker
of 100,000 deadweight tons. Both of these captains are considered Jones Act seaman for
the purposes of U.S. maritime law.
The legal rights of commercial mariners in the United States are governed by a law called
the Jones Act. The Jones Act goes back to 1920.