Labor & Employment Law
Dr. Danny Avula Will Head Virginia’s COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts February 09, 2021, 12:30 PM
On January 6, Gov. Ralph Northam announced that the Director of the Richmond City Health District, Dr. Danny Avula, will head Virginia’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts.
Recent Virginia Employment Law Changes Dramatically Increase Risk for Employees September 12, 2020, 12:15 PM
Over the years, Virginia has been regarded as a somewhat employer-friendly state in terms of workplace regulation.
New Virginia Statutes Target Employee Misclassification and Wage Issues September 01, 2020, 2:25 PM
On July 1, 2020, Virginia enacted a host of new employment laws that provide new protections for employees and impose new obligations and restrictions on employers.
Virginia Employers: Don’t Ask About Being Busted for Marijuana Possession August 15, 2020, 12:15 PM
Virginia employers are now prohibited from seeking information regarding charges, arrests, or convictions related to the possession of marijuana under Virginia Code section 19.2-389.3.
New Virginia Law Prohibits Non-Competes for Low-Wage Earners August 01, 2020, 12:30 PM
Effective July 1, 2020, Virginia employers may not enter into, enforce or threaten to enforce, a covenant not to compete against a low-wage earner.
Virginia Issues COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rules July 30, 2020, 12:00 PM
To enhance workplace safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Northam directed that Virginia become the first state in the nation to issue workplace safety standards applicable to all employers.
Employers Grapple with Enhanced Unemployment Comp Issues July 14, 2020, 12:30 PM
The availability of unemployment benefits for employees who lost their jobs due to the pandemic certainly eased the stress for employees who were furloughed or laid off.
Coping With COVID-19 March 19, 2020, 12:30 PM
This is a summary of general advice to employers regarding common issues arising out of the coronavirus event.
New Unemployment Compensation Rules Due to Coronavirus March 18, 2020, 12:45 PM
On March 17, 2020, Governor Ralph Northam announced temporary changes to Virginia’s unemployment compensation system in response to employer closures and reduced hours resulting from COVID-19 also referred to as coronavirus.
OSHA/VOSH Penalties Increase February 26, 2020, 1:00 PM
Each year the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and it’s Virginia partner, VOSH, perform thousands of workplace inspections, most of which result in Citations that include penalties to the employer.