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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”.

Anti Retaliation Law for Misclassification Claims is in Effect

On July 1, 2020, VA Code § 40.1-33.1 went into effect. Download the Instructions and Form. This regulation grants employees new rights in disputes with their employers pertaining to their classification as an employee or independent contractor.

Anti-Retaliation Law for Non-Payment of Wage Claims is in Effect

On July 1, 2020, VA Code § 40.1-33.2 went into effect. Download the Instructions and Form. This regulation grants employees new rights in disputes with their employers over payment of wage issues.

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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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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.

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