Virginia Updates Safety & Health Penalties

Just like this time last year, Virginia’s Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) has updated the Job Safety & Health Protection (VOSH) notice, which has a new revision date of August 2019. The updated notice is available in both English and Spanish. What’s Changing for Safety & Health? New Penalty Amounts for Employer Violations The Proposed Penalty section of the VOSH notice has been updated to reflect federal OSHA penalty

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Virginia Issues Update to Earned Income Tax Credit Notice

Virginia’s Federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) notice for the tax year 2018 has just been released with a revision date of 11-2018. As we reported last month in our Virginia blog about the change to the VOSH (Safety & Health) law, we were not anticipating the EITC notice to be available until sometime in March. Because the notice has been issued early, our updated Virginia poster (coming soon to

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Another Safety & Health Update for Virginia

Employers in Virginia won’t be surprised to hear that the state’s Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) has released an update to the Job Safety & Health Protection notice. What’s New for Safety & Health? The notice features a new requirement for public sector employers, as well as a new publication date of January 2019. Previously exempt public sector employers—including all departments, agencies, institutions, or other political subdivisions of the

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New Penalty Amounts on Virginia's Safety & Health Notice

Roughly a year ago, we reported that Virginia’s Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) had released an update to the Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) law, based on federal OSHA penalty requirements. Businesses in Virginia should be aware that the state has updated the penalties once again, and the Job Safety & Health Protection notice, which must be posted by all Virginia employers, has a new date of August 2018.

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New Federal and State Income Tax Credit Notices on Virginia's Poster

What Employers Need to Know Employers in Virginia should be aware that the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) recently issued two new notices that must be posted in the workplace. Both notices include information on how employees may be able to boost their income with tax credits. The first is a brand-new notice that provides information on the Virginia Credit for Low-Income Individuals (CLI). The second notice has been

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Virginia Updates Its OSHA Notice — New Poster Coming Soon!

Virginia just released an update to its Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) law, based on federal OSHA requirements. The updated notice has a revision date of July, 2017. Here’s What Has (or Hasn’t) Changed In the Proposed Penalty section of the notice, the following penalty amounts have increased: The maximum penalty for serious and other-than-serious violations has increased from $7,000 to $12,471. The maximum penalty for willful and repeat violations

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Virginia’s New Earned Income Tax Credit Poster Coming Soon to Your Workplace

The poster for the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program has changed completely. The new poster has a revision date of 11-2016—and a new look. What Your Employees Need to Know In order to receive the EITC benefit and others (Child Tax Credit or American Opportunity Tax Credit), individuals must file a federal tax return, even if they do not owe any taxes. Those who are eligible for the

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Virginia Updates Unemployment Poster; New VA Labor Law Poster Required

The latest required change to the Virginia labor law poster is on the Unemployment poster. New information specifies that those who are totally unemployed must register for work online. Additionally, workers cannot be paid benefits until they have met all eligibility requirements. Information was also removed about filing claims in person, and a new website address was added. We are publishing an updated VA state poster with these latest changes.

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Q&A: Federal or Virginia Drug-Free Workplace Poster

Q: Does your federal poster and/or Virginia state poster include verbiage regarding “Drug-Free Workplace”? A: No. There is no federal requirement for businesses to post at Drug-Free Workplace poster, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The federal DOL also states that some businesses that receive contracts or grants from the federal government may use posters to help fulfill some of the educational requirements under the Drug-Free Workplace Act of

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Virginia Human Trafficking Poster Not Required for General Businesses

Virginia’s Department of Labor and Industry has issued a new labor law poster on its website to combat human trafficking.  Although the poster appears on the VA required state poster list, it is only required for employers who operate certain types of entertainment businesses. It will not be added to our Virginia state poster since it is industry-specific. For more information about this state labor law poster or to learn

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