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Federal OSHA Act of 1970

OSHA turns 50!

Federal OSHA turns 50!  Learn more about the agency’s five decades of progress.

Minimum Wage Increase

2022 Minimum Wage Increase

Effective January 1, 2022 the Virginia Minimum Wage will Increase to $11.00 an Hour.

Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate ETS

OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing ETS was published on November 5, 2021.  For more information, visit COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing. The published version can be found at COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing ETS.   For more information on how this will affect Virginia, visit Federal OSHA Vaccination and Testing Mandate Emergency Temporary Standard.


VOSH Training Conference

2021 VOSH Training Conference

We would like to thank everyone who took part in the 2021 Conference. Please check back in the coming months for details about the 2022 Conference.

Virginia Overtime Wage law

July 1, 2021, the Virginia Overtime Wage Act, Va. Code § 40.1-29.2, goes into effect. This law requires employers in the Commonwealth to pay an overtime wage rate of one and a half times the regular rate for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a workweek.

Heat Illness Prevention Standard

(NOIRA) on Heat Illness Prevention On March 5, 2020, The Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board adopted a Notice of Intended Regulatory Action to initiate the process to a adopt regulation applicable to Heat Illness Prevention

Minimum Wage Increase

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.

Law Books

Notice of the Average Weekly Wage for 2021

Labor Law governing Notice of the Average Weekly Wage for 2021 Virginia Code § 40.1-28.7:7 pertains to the prohibition of non-compete covenants for low-wage employees.

Virginia Registered Apprenticeship – Your Next Step

Virginia Registered Apprenticeship – Your Next Step

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