There have been some important developments in state and local laws affecting employers in the DMV. In addition, employers need to understand how the widespread availability COVID-19 vaccinations in the DMV may impact the workplace. We have summarized the changes below.
Virginia’s Temporary COVID 19 Regulation is Permanent
Effective July 1, 2020, Virginia employers with five or more employees must provide reasonable accommodation to employees and applicants due to such person’s pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition (including lactation), unless the employer can demonstrate that such accommodation would impose undue hardship on the employer. Similar to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the law requires that an employer engage in an interactive process with the employee/applicant to determine if a reasonable accommodation i
Effective July 1, 2020, the Virginia employment law will drastically change to the benefit of those employed in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Heretofore, Virginia’s laws could be counted on to favor employers. Employees had little protection in the state anti-discrimination law, wage and hour laws, and, though increasing protections through case law existed in employee favor in the restrictive covenant arena, Virginia had no laws that regulated non-competes. The Virginia General Assembly with Governor Northam approval enacted legislation in these three areas which will
DOL REGULATIONS FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF PAID SICK LEAVE AND PAID EXPANDED FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT LEAVE UNDER THE FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT
The United States Department of Labor published its regulations implementing the provisions of Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family Medical Leave Act Leave. This guidance supersedes our prior guidance issued on March 25, 2020.
The model notice/poster has been issued and subsequently re-issued. The poster can be found at: