News and Announcements
Governor Youngkin recognizes November as Virginia Apprenticeship Month
On November 1, 2023, Governor Youngkin issued a proclamation to recognize November as Virginia Apprenticeship Month. The Registered Apprenticeship model continues to grow Virginia’s workforce by providing opportunities to those who wish to expand upon their skills and remains an invaluable resource to employers and employees in the Commonwealth.
Virginia Department of Labor and Industry Recertifies Cargill Turkey Production, LLC as Voluntary Protection Program ‘STAR’ site
RICHMOND – Cargill Turkey Production, LLC, Harrisonburg Hatchery has received recertification as a Virginia STAR Worksite under the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP). This is the site’s 3rd recertification since 2009.
Virginia Department of Labor and Industry Recertifies Luminant Hopewell Power Plant as Voluntary Protection Program ‘STAR’ site
RICHMOND – Luminant Hopewell Power Plant has received recertification as a Virginia STAR Worksite under the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP). This is the site’s 1st recertification since receiving certification in 2020.
Virginia Department of Labor and Industry receives federal grant funds to expand Registered Apprenticeship
RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) has been awarded a State Apprenticeship Expansion Formula (SAEF) grant by the U.S. Department of Labor to expand the Virginia Registered Apprenticeship program by creating opportunities for innovation, engagement and accessibility in Virginia.
Legislative Changes Virginia Employment and Child Labor Laws
RICHMOND, VA – Effective July 1, 2023, legislation passed by the General Assembly during the 2023 session will go into effect, which alter existing labor laws and create new protections for workers in the Commonwealth. These bi-partisan measures help advance Governor Glenn Youngkin’s goals of accelerating Virginia’s economy and keeping Virginians safe.
Notice of the Expiration of 16VAC15-60-10 (“Training Wage”)
The extension of Emergency Regulation 16VAC15-60. Regulation Governing On-The-Job Training Programs or Other Training Programs expired effective April 30, 2023. With the expiration of this emergency regulation, trainee employees not otherwise exempted from the Virginia minimum wage rate under § 40.1-28.9 Code of Virginia must be paid at a rate not less than the minimum wage rate(s) established under § 40.1-28.10 Code of Virginia
Any questions about the expiration of this emergency regulation or about minimum wages in Virginia should be directed to the Department’s Division of Labor and Employment Law at 804-786-2706 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Governor Youngkin Recognizes Virginia Workers’ Memorial Day
Commissioner Gary G. Pan announced today that Governor Glenn Youngkin has issued a proclamation recognizing April 28, 2023, as Worker Memorial Day in Virginia.