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Groups differ on adoption of permanent COVID-19 workplace safety rules in Virginia

Groups differ on adoption of permanent COVID-19 workplace safety rules in Virginia Business organizations are pushing back against making Virginia’s COVID-19 workplace safety rules permanent, arguing that the regulations — rules that were temporarily adopted in July as an emergency measure — have proved costly, confusing and burdensome for companies. However, labor organizations and worker […]

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Virginia COVID-19 Restrictions and Workplace Standards Challenged by Manufacturers’ Association

Virginia COVID-19 Restrictions and Workplace Standards Challenged by Manufacturers’ Association A manufacturers’ association and several employers have filed a lawsuit to enjoin Virginia’s Emergency Temporary Standard for Infectious Disease Prevention related to COVID-19, which the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board adopted on July 15, 2020. The Virginia Manufacturers’ Association and several employers (which include an […]

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State delegate joins business owners in lawsuit challenging Virginia’s virus workplace safety regulations

State delegate joins business owners in lawsuit challenging Virginia’s virus workplace safety regulations A state delegate joined the Virginia Manufacturers Association and other business owners to challenge emergency COVID-19 safety regulations adopted by the state’s Safety and Health Codes Board in July. In a Sept. 15 filing with the Richmond Circuit Court, Del. Dave LaRock, R-Loudoun, argued […]

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Central Va. sales, use tax rate to increase Oct. 1

Central Va. sales, use tax rate to increase Oct. 1 Rate will rise from 5.3% to 6% Starting Oct. 1, the sales and use tax rate in Central Virginia will go up by 0.7% to a total of 6%, Virginia Tax announced Tuesday. The change approved by the 2020 Virginia General Assembly affects the 4.3% […]

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Governor Northam Announces Huntington Ingalls Industries to Establish Unmanned Systems Facility in Hampton

Governor Northam Announces Huntington Ingalls Industries to Establish Unmanned Systems Facility in Hampton Nation’s largest military shipbuilder will create more than 250 new jobs. HAMPTON—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) will create more than 250 new jobs by establishing an Unmanned Systems Center of Excellence in Hampton. HII is the […]

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Jason Monroe of VIRTEX Elected to Board of Directors for the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council

Jason Monroe of VIRTEX Elected to Board of Directors for the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council Jason Monroe of VIRTEX in Waynesboro was recently elected to the board of directors for THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL located in Harrisonburg VA. Jason Monroe is head of business development and marketing for the Mid-Atlantic region of VIRTEX. Jason […]

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Virginia Democratic Party staffers unionize

Virginia Democratic Party staffers unionize Staffers at the Democratic Party of Virginia announced Monday they had successfully unionized into two bargaining units that party leaders are formally recognizing. A unit representing eight office staff members is undergoing contract negotiations, while a larger unit of 52 campaign staffers recently ratified its first contract, a party spokesman […]

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U.S. blocks import of Chinese goods it says are made with forced labor

U.S. blocks import of Chinese goods it says are made with forced labor The Trump administration has banned the import of certain apparel and computer parts from China, saying they are made by forced laborers from the Xinjiang region. The move adds five new Chinese entities to an import blacklist the United States has used several times […]

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‘Things we cannot support’: Advocates back away from quarantine leave bill after major changes

‘Things we cannot support’: Advocates back away from quarantine leave bill after major changes The future of quarantine leave for some of Virginia’s most vulnerable workers is uncertain after a House of Delegates committee made major changes to a bill that would have mandated it for any employee without paid time off. The original legislation, filed […]

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Virginia Business Names The 2020 Power List

Virginia Business Names The 2020 Power List Named on the list: Brett Vassey, VMA President & CEO David Johnson, DuPont Spruance Site Manager & Board of Directors Member Franky Marchand, Volvo Group Trucks Operations in Americas Logistics Vice President & Board of Directors Member Brooks Smith, Managing Partner at Troutman Peper & VMA Environmental Counsel […]