- Virginia Approves State Minimum Wage effective May 1, 2021
- Illinois VESSA Notice 2021 Update
- New California COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave to take effect this March 29, 2021
- Delaware State Tax Exemption Of 2020 Unemployment Compensation
- ATTN: Maine Employers 2021 Workplace Poster Updates
- California Employers: What Is My Wage Order?
- Earned Income and Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Tables
- U.S. Department of Labor Publishes Guidance on Expiration of Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave for Coronavirus
- FFCRA Leave Requirements Expired Dec. 31, 2020
- New York State Sick and Safe Leave Obligations to take effect January 1
Through the 2020 “Virginia Values Act,” employees are given expanded protections relating to discrimination and accommodation. The law now covers more employers and more protected classes, and it expands the remedies available to employees who sue.
The amendments also provide many more employees a path to bring discrimination claims in Virginia state court (instead of federal court), where it is much more difficult for an employer to defeat a discrimination claim without going to trial.
If you are an employee earning less than $1,137 per week or an average of $59,124 per year, then you should be aware by now about the recent update on the prohibition for Virginia employers to enforce a covenant not to compete with low-wage employees.