Virginia is an employer friendly state. An example of this is that it does not ban the use of lie detector tests, though it does ban certain questions from being asked. It also mirrors, but does not add to, the federal antidiscrimination law.
This page is a round-up of the state and municipal laws in Virginia.
Updated to include the state's incorporation by reference of federal OSHA's electronic reporting final rule, with anti-retaliation provisions effective December 1, 2016.
Enhanced to improve the comprehensiveness, organization and topics covered of state employment laws.
Enhanced to link users to the most comprehensive coverage of each law and to improve the organization and scope.
Updated to reflect information on Johnston v. William E. Wood & Associates, which concerns required 'reasonable notice' when terminating an at-will employment relationship.
Updated to include amendments to the Fraud and Abuse Whistle Blower Protection Act, effective July 1, 2016.
Updated to reflect amendment expanding discrimination protections to members of the National Guard of any state, effective July 1, 2016.
Updated to reflect amendment extending military leave protections to residents who are members of the National Guard of another state, effective July 1, 2016.
Updated to incorporate military leave protections for members of the National Guard of any state, effective July 1, 2016.
A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help Virginia employers ensure they are compliant with state HR and employment laws.