2016 Virginia Employment Law Pocket Guide


Sands Anderson’s Employment Law Team has released the 2016 Virginia Employment Law Pocket Guide. The guide provides summaries of key Virginia employment statutes and principles of employment law. The summaries are not intended to be a comprehensive analysis of the laws and/or their judicial interpretations. The materials in this Pocket Guide reflect the statutes in effect on July 1, 2015 and can be downloaded here.

The Pocket Guide provides summaries for the following topics:


  • Employment At-Will
  • Right to Work
  • Employment of Children
  • Restrictive Covenants in Employment Contracts
  • Virginia Human Rights Act
  • Virginians with Disabilities Act
  • Whistleblower Protections
  • Virginia Equal Pay Act
  • Minimum Wage
  • Payment of Wages
  • Employee Safety
  • Medical and Genetic Testing
  • Polygraph Testing
  • Health Record Privacy
  • Social Media Accounts
  • Privacy of Employee Information
  • Negligent Hiring, Supervision, and Retention
  • Military Leave
  • Court Appearances
  • Garnishment of Wages
  • Discharge for Excessive Absenteeism
  • Interference with Future Employment
  • References
  • Unemployment Compensation

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