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Heat Stress

Heat Stress Illness and Prevention

Many workers spend their days in hot conditions which pose special hazards. The following links aid in recognizing and treating Heat Related Stress.


Business Reopening Toolkit

NEW! Business Reopening Toolkit

Please review the guidance from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management regarding the “Business Reopening Toolkit”.

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2020 Minimum Wage Act Update

The Virginia Minimum Wage is scheduled to increase on May 1, 2021 when the new Virginia Minimum Wage Act becomes effective.

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Hours Worked on Paystubs

Effective July 1, 2020, §40.1-29.C. will require all employers, other than an employer engaged in agricultural employment including agribusiness and forestry, to provide the number of hours worked during the pay period on the employee’s paystubs.

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Law Books

Labor Law – Covenants Not to Compete

Labor Law governing Covenants Not to Compete Virginia Code § 40.1-28.7:7 pertains to the prohibition of non-compete covenants for low-wage employees.

Hazard Alert When Using Hand Sanitizer!

Act with caution when using 80% alcohol‐based hand sanitizer. Before the liquid disinfectant has evaporated or dried there is a risk when touching metal surfaces which may accumulate static electricity which can serve as an ignition source, causing a flash fire.

Canceled – Everybody Builds Virginia Apprenticeship Event

The Everybody Builds Virginia Apprenticeship Showcase will be taking place on Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 from 4-7 PM at the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center. You can register at the Eventbrite web site.

Safety and Health Codes Board Meeting

The next meeting of the Safety and Health Codes Board will be held on March 5th, 2020 at 10:00 AM in the Main Street Center Building, 12th floor South.

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