In Virginia, the Governor has waived the one-week waiting period for out-of-work employees to access state unemployment funds. A worker may be eligible to receive unemployment benefits if they have been laid off or experienced a reduction in hours because:

The EEOC has issued guidance on what employers can and cannot do to protect their workforce and clientele from coronavirus. Typically, an employer covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act cannot conduct or require employees to submit to a medical examination as a condition of employment unless the examination is job-related and consistent with business necessity.

This is a stressful and confusing time for all of us, both personally and professionally. The official response to the COVID-19 pandemic is moving quickly at both the state and national level. Please find our latest guidance below. As always, do not hesitate to reach out to us with your questions and concerns.

At the federal level, Congress is moving quickly to limit the financial consequences this crisis is bound to have on American workers. On Saturday, March 14th the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, after negotiations with the White House.

The Virginia General Assembly recently approved a bill to raise the state’s minimum wage. If signed by Governor Northam, most Virginia workers will earn at least $9.50 per hour beginning on January 1, 2021.

With technology making it easy to get thousands of candidates for one position, more and more employers are turning to personality tests to determine which job seekers are best suited to the position. How can you use these tests to help you identify the best candidates and still stay on the right side of the law?

With technology making it easy to get thousands of candidates for one position, more and more employers are turning to personality tests to determine which job seekers are best suited to the position. How can you use these tests to help you identify the best candidates and still stay on the right side of the law?

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued revised overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) which will expand the number of workers nationwide who are eligible for overtime compensation. To avoid a compliance issue, employers should familiarize themselves with the new rules now and plan all necessary changes prior to the first…

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