Virginia Labor Law Updates

All businesses with employees in Virginia are required by state & federal employment laws to post Labor Law Posters in a visible location. Employment laws change often, which require labor law posters to be updates. Below includes past & most recent mandatory labor law updates which require employers to post the latest version of these posters.

 

Mandatory change(s) for the state of Virginia

Date
Poster/Update
  • 08/2019

    Virginia VOSH - Health and Safety Protection-Revised with new penalty amounts for safety violations.

  • 03/2019

    Earned Income Tax Credit-Poster revised with new EITC income threshold as well as a vastly expanded section on who qualifies for EITC and how to claim.

  • 08/2018

    -Updated with new penalty rates, and a new revision date.

  • 09/2017

    Virginia VOSH - Health and Safety Protection-Updated with new penalty amounts for violations.

Mandatory federal change(s)

Date
Poster/Update
  • 07/2016

    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Federal Minimum Wage-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes text regarding nursing mothers and overtime rules.

  • 07/2016

    Employee Polygraph Notice-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes the removal of penalty amount up to $10,000 against violators and revised contact numbers.

  • 05/2015

    Wyoming OSHA - Health and Safety Protection-Updated to reflect an employees right to report work-related injuries and illnesses free from retaliation.

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Virginia Labor Law Poster Posting Requirements:

  • Unemployment Insurance (Va. Code Ann., Code 1950, 60.2-106.) You must notify all employees of their rights and obligations with respect to unemployment insurance. The Complete Virginia Labor Law Posters display this information clearly, and in full-color.
  • Workers Compensation Notice (Workers Compensation Commission Rules, Rule 7.2) The Complete Virginia Labor Law Posters display mandatory information regarding Workers' Compensation. Post this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Job Safety and Health (Va. Code Ann., Code 1950, 40.1-51.1(E)) Job safety and health information must be provided to employees. The Complete Virginia Labor Law Posters display this information in a clear, accurate and easy-to-read format.
  • Recommended Poster: Virginia Human Rights Act (1987, c.581, 2.1-715) Employees must be notified of their protections granted by the Virginia Human Rights Act. The Complete Virginia Labor Law Posters provide this information. Post it in a conspicuous location.
  • Virginia Earned Income Tax Credit The Complete Virginia Labor Law Posters display mandatory information regarding the Virginia Earned Income Tax Credit. Ensure that all employees can access this information as required.
  • Employer Earned Income Tax Credit The Virginia Labor Law Posters explain that as an employee you may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit on y our tax return.
  • Discrimination Notice You must notify employees of their right to be safeguarded against discrimination in the workplace. The Complete Virginia Labor Law Posters display this information.
  • Federal Minimum Wage Act (29 CFR 516.4) Federal law requires that you post information with respect to the federal minimum wage increases from $6.55 an hour to $7.25 an hour, effective July 24, 2009. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location.
  • Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (38 USCA 433(a)) You are mandated by federal law to provide information regarding the rights, benefits and obligation of employees who are governed by the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Post this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act (29 CFR 801.6) Per federal law, employees have specific rights and protections accorded to them under the Employee Polygraph Protection Act. You must inform employees of their rights under the act. Ensure that you post this information in a conspicuous location. Be aware that under 29 CFR 801.42(7) a civil penalty of up to $10,000 may be assessed against you for violating any provision of the Act.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law (29 CFR 1601.30) Your employees must be informed of their rights under federal equal employment laws. Ensure that you post this information in a prominent and accessible location.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (29 USC 2619(a)(b)) You must post information informing employees of their rights and protections per the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location, accessible by all employees.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (29 CFR 1903.2(a)(1)) You must display clear, summarized and accurate information regarding your employees' rights and protections under the Federal Occupational Health and Safety Act. Display this information in a conspicuous location, and ensure that it is not altered, defaced, or covered by other material.
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Minimum Wage Rates in Virginia in 2020:

Virginia’s minimum wage rate is $7.25 per hour. This rate is equal to the Federal Minimum Wage rate.

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Important Phone Numbers: State of Virginia

  • Wage & Hour - (804) 371-2327
  • OSHA - (804) 371-2327
  • Workers' Compensation - (877) 664-2566
  • Unemployment Insurance - (866) 832-2363

*The quick facts should be used for informational purposes only and should not be used as legal advice or opinion. Please consult a legal expert in your area for your specific situation.

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