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Employee Communications: Virginia

Employee Communications requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Amanda R. Gregurich


  • Virginia requires specific postings in the workplace. See Required Postings.
  • Virginia is an employment at-will state. See Employment At-Will.
  • In Virginia, restrictive covenants, or covenants not to compete, are disfavored restraints on trade. See Noncompete Agreements.
  • Virginia has adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (VUTSA). See Trade Secrets.
  • Certain employee communications, such as whistleblowing, are protected activities under Virginia law. See Whistleblowing.
  • Virginia courts recognize defamation claims. See Defamation.
  • Virginia employers may not engage in blacklisting. See Blacklisting.
  • Virginia laws restrict the use of mobile devices while driving. See Use of Mobile Devices.