VA Employers- Here’s the Latest on the Brand New COVID Safety Requirements

Effective July 27, 2020, Virginia has become the first state in the country to implement statewide workplace safety standards in response to the COVID-19 emergency. The Emergency Temporary Standard (the “Standard”) was adopted by the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“VOSH”) to require employers to take affirmative steps to… More

When Do Closed Camps Count for FFCRA leave?

On June 26, 2020, the United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division (“DOJ WHD”) issued a Field Assistance Bulletin providing guidance with respect to the use of leave afforded by the Family First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFRCA”) to care for children due to the closure, for COVID-19 related reasons, of summer camps, summer… More

DC- Minimum Wage Changes

On July 1, 2020, the District of Columbia increased its minimum wage rate from $14.00 to $15.00 per hour for employees who do not receive gratuities and increased its minimum wage from $4.45 to $5.00 per hour for employees who do receive gratuities. As to the latter, it is very important to remember that the… More