- Cal/OSHA Updates COVID-19 FAQs in January 2022 to Align with CDPH Guidance on Isolation and Quarantines
- 2022 New Employment Laws in California
- Employee Monitoring: New York Establishes New Requirements for Employers
- New York Paid Family Leave Updates for 2022
- Predictive scheduling laws protect workers from last minute scheduling changes that could negatively impact their income.
- Virginia July 2021 Labor Law Update: Reasonable Accommodations for Disability
- Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board Votes to Adopt Revised COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards
- New Sales and Use Tax Rates Operative July 1, 2021
- Virginia Approves State Minimum Wage effective May 1, 2021
- Illinois VESSA Notice 2021 Update
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.