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News and Announcements
Labor Laws as of May 1, 2021
On May 1, two new labor laws go into effect. First, the Virginia Minimum Wage will increase to $9.50 an hour. See the Minimum Wage Notice for details. Claims for violations of the law can be filed using these forms English or (en Español) . The Virginia Prevailing Wage Law, pertaining to public contracts with state agencies or participating localities, also goes into effect.
Final Standard for Infectious Disease Prevention
DOLI has updated the Final COVID-19 Standard web page. To review the final standard see: Final Standard for Infectious Disease Prevention. For Training materials see Outreach, Training and Education Materials. For guidance on how to report Coronavirus cases see Reporting Positive Coronavirus Cases and for online reporting see the NEW! Online Reporting Link
Proposed Permanent Standard for Infectious Disease Prevention
The Department has revised the proposed Permanent Standard for Infectious Disease Prevention. See document for: Revised Proposed Permanent Standard for Virus That Causes COVID-19. The Department would like to solicit comment regarding the adoption of the revised proposed permanent standard. If you wish to register a public comment about the revised standard, please use the comment forum here. The forum will be open from December 10, 2020 to January 9, 2021.
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.