News and Announcements
Virginia Minimum Wage Increases to $12.00 per Hour
Effective January 1, 2023, the Virginia minimum wage will increase to $12.00 per hour. All employees covered by the Virginia Minimum Wage Act must be paid at a rate not less than $12.00 per hour. For a list of employees exempted from the Virginia Minimum Wage Act, please refer to § 40.1-28.9 of the Code of Virginia. Please consult the Department’s Virginia Minimum Wage Law FAQs for further information about the law.
Note that while employers are not required to post notice of the Virginia minimum wage, a notice is available for employers who wish to post this information: Virginia Minimum Wage Act Notice.
2023 VOSH Training Conference
UPDATE: The VOSH Conference Has Been Postponed And Will Now Be Held From March 29–31, 2023, At The Newport News Marriott At City Center (Same Location). Those Who Previously Registered Will Receive An Email With The Option To Receive A Refund Or Carry Their Registration Over To The New Date. Those Interested In Attending And Who Have Not Registered Will Have The Opportunity To Register In The Near Future.
Governor Youngkin Declares November as Virginia Apprenticeship Month
Virginia is responding to the many industries and employers who seek to replicate the values of their best employees through the mentorship and instruction of the Registered Apprenticeship model.
Here’s What Apprenticeships Look Like in 2022 and Why They Are Important Now
It’s National Apprenticeship Week. Unlike internships, apprenticeships are usually a full-time, paid, structured, occupation-specific job. There are about 15,000 apprentices in Virginia, and Southwest and Southside will soon have a regional apprenticeship consortium.
Innovative Refrigeration Systems in Lyndhurst, Virginia, Receives the Virginia “Sharp” Designation Under the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s (DOLI) Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program
Commissioner Gary G. Pan announced today that the Innovative Refrigeration
Systems in Lyndhurst, Virginia, has been certified as a Virginia SHARP Worksite under the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP), the agency’s highest level of recognition for excellence in safety and health management systems for small businesses.