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U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule to Update FLSA’s Joint Employer Regulations

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule to Update FLSA’s Joint Employer Regulations NEWS RELEASE DATE: January 12, 2020 WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule to update the regulations interpreting joint employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). They have not been meaningfully updated in over 60 […]

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Coalition for a Strong Virginia Economy Forms Amid Threats to Virginia’s Prosperity

Coalition for a Strong Virginia Economy Forms Amid Threats to Virginia’s Prosperity PRESS RELEASE                                      DATE:  January 14, 2020                                                                            […]

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Dominion chooses turbine supplier for $7.8B offshore wind farm

Dominion chooses turbine supplier for $7.8B offshore wind farm Spanish engineering firm Siemens Gamesa will supply the 600-foot-tall turbines.   By: Sydney Lake  |  Virginia Business Richmond-based Dominion Energy has selected Spanish renewable energy engineering company Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy S.A. as the preferred turbine supplier for its proposed $7.8 billion offshore wind farm off the […]

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State Democrats unveil 2020 legislative agenda

State Democrats unveil 2020 legislative agenda Slate includes Equal Rights Amendment, raising minimum wage, expanding affordable housing By: Sydney Lake |  Virginia Business Gov. Ralph Northam and the leaders of the state legislature’s new Democratic majority unveiled their 11-point ‘Virginia 2020 Plan’ for the General Assembly session that begins Wednesday. House Speaker-designee Eileen Filler-Corn, incoming Senate […]

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DuPont Spruance facility plans $75M expansion in Chesterfield

DuPont Spruance facility plans $75M expansion in Chesterfield Kevlar manufacturing plant will add 60 jobs. By: Kate Andrews  |  Virginia Business Technology-based materials producer DuPont de Nemours Inc. will invest $75 million to expand and modernize its Kevlar manufacturing plant in Chesterfield County over the next several years, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday. The DuPont Spruance […]

Comments Off on Virginia General Assembly to convene with Democrats in charge. Expect big changes.   |   Legislative

Virginia General Assembly to convene with Democrats in charge. Expect big changes.

Virginia General Assembly to convene with Democrats in charge. Expect big changes. By: Gregory S. Schneider and Laura Vozzella  |  Virginia Business RICHMOND — The Virginia General Assembly that convenes here Wednesday will look different from any other in the body’s 401-year history, with diverse Democratic leadership aiming to set a new course after a quarter-century […]

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Bipartisan bill seeks to demonopolize state electric energy market

Bipartisan bill seeks to demonopolize state electric energy market By Sydney Lake  |  Virginia Business State Dels. Mark Keam, D-Fairfax, and Lee Ware, R-Powhatan, held a press conference Tuesday to announce a bipartisan legislative effort to demonopolize Virginia’s electric energy market. The Virginia Energy Reform Act — which does not yet have a bill number —would […]

Comments Off on In one day, Huntington Ingalls gets 2 defense contracts worth up to $907 million   |   General

In one day, Huntington Ingalls gets 2 defense contracts worth up to $907 million

In one day, Huntington Ingalls gets 2 defense contracts worth up to $907 million By Hugh Lessig  |  Daily Press The Pentagon made its usual mark on the Hampton Roads economy last month, awarding contracts ranging from construction projects to office chairs, but nothing topped Huntington Ingalls Industries’ one-day performance on Dec. 20. That’s when the […]

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CATLab Partners with Industry Leader in Test Equipment Engineering & Sales

CATLab Partners with Industry Leader in Test Equipment Engineering & Sales   TEquipment & CATLab will offer comprehensive products and services worldwide Williamsburg, VA – Tuesday January 7, 2020 CATLab – Accredited Calibration Laboratories is pleased to announce its definitive partnership with TEquipment, a leading web-based retail distributor of precision test equipment, to provide calibration […]

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JLARC recommends improvements to workers’ comp system

JLARC recommends improvements to workers’ comp system By Sydney Lake  |  Virginia Business Virginia should pursue improvements to its existing workers’ compensation system program before considering an alternative program, the Joint Legislative Audit & Review Commission recommended in a study released Monday. In December 2018, JLARC directed its staff to conduct a review of Virginia’s worker’s […]