Virginia-Specific Labor Law Poster Information
This list of required workplace posters that Virginia employers must post includes explanatory details for each notice (workplace poster).
- Virginia Unemployment Insurance: Notice for Workers Poster: This poster details employees’ rights to be paid unemployment compensation under Virginia law. To qualify, employees must be either totally unemployed or be working at reduced wages and hours. The poster explains how employees may file for unemployment benefits online or over the phone. To be eligible, employees must:
- File a claim with the Virginia Employment Commission,
- Have earned sufficient wages form employers who are subject to the Virginia Unemployment Compensation Act or any other state (within the applicable time frame),
- Be unemployed through no fault of their own,
- Be able to work and be actively searching for work, and
- Continue to report on their status as required by the Virginia Employment Commission.
- Employer Earned Income Tax Credit Poster: Employees, as well as business owners and farm owners, with low to mid-income are eligible to claim this credit, which is described as money that “provides a boost to help pay your bills or save for a rainy day.” To qualify, Virginia employees and owners (plus their spouses) must have earned income, have a Social Security number, and be a U.S. citizen or resident alien (all year). They must also either have a qualifying child or meet three criteria: be between the ages of 25 and 64, live in the United States for at least half the year, and not qualify as a dependent of another person. Additionally, filers cannot have investment income over a certain threshold, cannot file as married filing separately, and cannot be required to file a form relating to foreign earned income.
- Virginia Credit for Low-Income Individuals Poster: Certain working individuals and families qualify for the Virginia low-income tax credit. This poster explains where employees can get more information about this benefit. To qualify, the employee’s total family Virginia adjusted gross income—income for the employee, their spouse, and any dependents—must fall below federal poverty guidelines. The maximum credit is $300 for each personal and dependent exemption claimed on the Virginia return. There are limits on the credit depending on the employee’s exemptions, deductions, and subtractions.
- Virginia Workers’ Compensation Notice Poster: This poster describes the procedure for employees and employers to follow in the event of an accident or an occupational disease. In summary, employees must notify their employer, in writing, of the accident or occupational disease and the date when it occurred. They must also notify their employer and Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission of any claim for compensation for the period of disability beyond the first week after the accident. If employees and employers don’t agree on the amount of compensation, the employee can apply for a hearing within two dates of the injury or diagnosis. In response to an employee notification, the employer must give the employee the names of at least three doctors, and the employee must choose one as their treating physician; report the injury to the Workers’ Compensation Commission, and determine the employee’s average weekly compensation.
- Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Protection Poster: This poster summarizes the purpose of the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Law, which is to ensure safe, healthy working conditions for Virginia employees. All employers are required to comply with VOSH’s occupational safety and health standards, rules, regulations, and orders. The law penalizes employers for violations of the law, and employers cannot retaliate against their employees who exercise their rights under this law, including by raising a safety or health concern or by reporting a work-related injury or illness.
Note that employers in various industries may have additional labor law posting requirements: for example, there is a human trafficking poster that truck stops and employers in the adult entertainment industry must post. Also, keep in mind that Virginia offers labor law posters in Spanish for employers who have employees who speak English as a second language.
Poster Compliance Center makes it easy to keep up with the constantly changing labor law posting requirements in Virginia. Our 1-Year Compliance Plan meets all mandatory Virginia and federal poster requirements and includes free updates for 12 months from the date of your purchase.