The Overtime Rules are Changing – Are you Ready?

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Last year, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced a notice of proposed rulemaking (“NPRM”) designed 1) to increase the salary level required for employees paid on a salary basis under white-collar overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”); 2) to update the salary level automatically every three years; and 3) to […]

New Virginia Organ and Bone-Marrow Donation Leave Does Not Run Concurrently with FMLA Leave

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Virginia enacted a new law which requires eligible employers to provide up to 60 business days of unpaid leave for organ donation, and up to 30 business days of unpaid leave for bone-marrow donation in a 12-month period. See  The new statute specifically states that the new form of leave does not run concurrently […]

Virginia DOLI Withdraws Permanent COVID Standards

Effective March 23, 2022, the Virginia DOLI withdrew its previously-issued Permanent COVID Standards. The DOLI replaced the Standards with the Guidance for Employers to Mitigate the Risk of COVID-19 to Workers (“Guidance”), which present less restrictive protocols for employers than the previous COVID Standards. The prior DOLI Standards included the requirements that employees wear a mask and […]

Virginia DOLI Mandates Masks Regardless of Vaccination Status

Read the article here for updates On September 8, 2021, the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (“DOLI”) published new Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Administration Standards mandating, among other things, that Virginia employers require unvaccinated employees working indoors to wear face coverings. The new Standards also mandate face coverings for vaccinated individuals working indoors […]

New Virginia Overtime Wage Act Impacts Overtime Calculation

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The Virginia Overtime Wage Act went into effect on July 1, 2021, and the new law can significantly impact how Virginia employers calculate overtime pay and increase liability for failure to pay overtime wages properly. Although the new law has similarities to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Virginia law is sufficiently distinct […]

DOL Amends Tipped-Employee Rules

The Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently made the following three substantive changes to regulations concerning tipped employees, which will become effective on March 1, 2021: