If you have employees you’re not paying overtime, be ready to explain why their duties make them exempt under the FLSA, not their title. Just because you call it a hole in 1, doesn’t make it so! The Fair Labor… Read more
The NLRB General Counsel’s Office is not wasting any time making changes to national labor law policy. General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo recently issued her third memorandum in just two months. Abruzzo’s first memo, released in August, outlined NLRB’s enforcement priorities… Read more
Last week, there was a flurry of activity from the Biden Administration regarding vaccine mandates among federal employees, federal contractors, and large employers (100+ employees). Not to be outdone, Virginia implemented new revisions to the Final Permanent Standard that took… Read more
Virginia employers face additional hurdles as the Safety and Health Codes Board, a subset of the Virginia Department of Labor & Industry, and Governor Northam finished their months-long public review of January’s Final Permanent Standard (FPS). The resulting revisions took… Read more
Employers subject to state-level COVID-19 workplace safety standards are wondering what the CDC’s recent “vax or mask” rule means for them. Virginia, for example, is one of a handful of states with a state-level workplace safety agency, as are California,… Read more
Although passed with little fanfare, the Virginia Overtime Wage Act (OWA) becomes effective on July 1, 2021. Employers should be aware of this new law because it makes misclassifying employees as exempt from overtime requirements much more costly. In the… Read more
Update May 25, 2021: OSHA revised its FAQs to indicate it will not enforce the recording requirements for COVID-19 vaccine side effects through at least May 2022. We will keep you updated with any new developments. On April 20, 2021,… Read more
How high is too high? For the longest time, the answer was easy: “Come to work high and you will be disciplined up to and including termination!” Now the landscape for Virginia workplaces is changing and those questions and answers… Read more
Guidance for Local Governments on Collective Bargaining with Public Employees Local governments across Virginia soon will be able to authorize collective bargaining with public sector unions. House Bill 582 legalized public sector bargaining in 2020 and it becomes effective in… Read more
Virginia’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards Are Now Permanent The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) has enacted a Permanent Standard to replace the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) (pdf) that became law for Virginia employers over the summer. These Permanent… Read more
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