Unemployment Insurance: Virginia
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Robbie McKeon
Most employers doing business in Virginia are subject to the Virginia Unemployment Compensation Act. See Employer Coverage.
Unemployed individuals must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible for full unemployment benefits. See Employee Eligibility.
Unemployment benefits generally last for up to 26 weeks. See Benefits.
When a benefits claim is filed, the employer must complete a form sent by the state. See Filing Claims.
Employers must follow specified notice, posting and recordkeeping requirements. See Notice and Posting Requirements; Recordkeeping Requirements.