Both Maryland and Virginia have joined the District of Columbia in enacting laws relating to paid family and medical leave for private-sector workers.
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Overtime standards in Virginia will return to federal standards beginning July 1, 2022.
Virginia, historically reliant on the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to govern overtime obligations, passed its first stand-alone overtime law in March 2021. The Virginia Overtime Wage Act (VOWA),1 went into effect on July 1, 2021, amidst wide-spread confusion among Commonwealth employers over the law’s requirements. While Virginia’s Department of Labor
Nearly two years after enacting the first-in-the-nation permanent COVID-19 workplace safety and health standard,1 the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board (the “Board”) has voted to rescind its COVID-19 standard. The revocation is expected to be effective on March 23, 2022.
Virginia has repealed its first-in-the-nation standard on COVID-19 in the workplace.
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Virginia has drafted workplace guidance in the event it strikes down its first-in-the-nation COVID-19 standard.
In March 2021, then-Governor Ralph Northam (D), backed by a full Democratic majority in the General Assembly (Virginia’s legislative body), signed the Virginia Overtime Wage Act, greatly expanding the State’s overtime requirements effective July 1, 2021. Prior to the Act, Virginia adopted the overtime requirements of the federal Fair Labor
A new Virginia law expands the state’s prohibitions on discrimination in residential real estate transactions and in employment against military members.
Virginia has adopted a prevailing wage statute and amended its Wage Theft Law. Contractors risk significant liability and penalties for noncompliance.
On August 26, 2021, the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board adopted revised amendments to the Final Permanent Standard for Infectious Disease Prevention of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus That Causes COVID-19 (the Final Permanent Standard). Governor Ralph Northam then proposed an additional amendment, which the Board adopted as well. As
Over the past 16 months, a quiet labor and employment law revolution has been underway in Virginia. In the first quarter of 2021, the Virginia General Assembly doubled down legislative initiatives, imposing several additional labor and employment changes that will present challenges for many employers across the Commonwealth. By way
In Virginia, returning — or planning to return — to the physical workplace following the COVID-19 pandemic means ensuring employment practices comply with the Commonwealth’s significantly changing legal landscape.
The Virginia Office of Civil Rights has issued its new poster for employers regarding reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. Starting July 1, 2021, covered Virginia employers must post this poster in a conspicuous location and provide a copy of the poster to any employee who discloses they have a disability,
Consistent with legislative trends, Virginia weighed in further on the nationwide marijuana debate by enacting two new comprehensive cannabis-related laws. The first prohibits discipline for employee’s medical use of cannabis oil. The second is an omnibus bill permitting all individuals over the age of 21 to lawfully possess recreational marijuana. All provisions
Consistent with legislative trends, Virginia weighed in further on the nationwide marijuana debate by enacting two new comprehensive cannabis-related laws.