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Employer HR Tips – June 2019

Required Posters for Virginia Employers

Take a moment to review a few of the required posters you must have properly displayed in your workplace as a Virginia employer.

Notice to Workers (VEC-B-29)

This poster is based on the Virginia Unemployment Compensation Act (UC). All employers who fall under VA unemployment compensation laws must have it posted. This poster gives employees the necessary information for if and when they are eligible for unemployment insurance benefits along with the application process.

Link: http://www.vec.virginia.gov/pdf/vecb29eng.pdf 

Job Safety and Health Protection

This poster covers the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Act (VOSH). It details employees’ rights and responsibilities under OSHA law. All employers must have this posted in the workplace. If it is not posted, employers are subject to a citation and/or fine. It must be displayed in a 11” x 17” format.

Link: https://www.doli.virginia.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Virginia_Occupational-_Safety_and_Health_Poster_English_2019.pdf

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) IRS publication 4194

Under the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS), this poster informs low to middle class workers and families of the federal earned income tax credit and state low income credit. All employers must display this.

Link: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p962.pdf

Workers’ Compensation Notice (VWC 1)

In compliance with Virginia Workers’ Compensation (VWC), this poster explains the rights and responsibilities of both employees and employers in the event of injury or occupational disease. Every employer with three or more employees must have this posted in the workplace.

Link: http://www.workcomp.virginia.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Employers-Workplace-Notice-Form-1_0.pdf

Having these posters visible and accessible in the workplace will keep you compliant and up-to-date on all of Virginia’s employment laws! 

For more information on Required Posters for Virginia Employers, visit the Virginia Employment Commission site at: http://www.vec.virginia.gov/employers/Required-Posters-for-Virginia-Employers.