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  • Virginia Minimum Wage Increases (05/04/2021)

    The Washington Post (4/30, Vozzella) reported that Virginia’s minimum wage on Saturday will increase “to $9.50 under a law passed early last year but later paused as the coronavirus pandemic threatened to crush the state’s economy.” According to the Post, “The rate will gradually increase to $12 an hour by Jan. 1, 2023 under the law, which lays out a plan for it to reach $15 three years after that if the General Assembly signs off.”

  • Virginia To Consider Retirement Savings Plan For Private Sector Employees (04/13/2021)

    The Hampton Roads (VA) Virginian-Pilot (4/10) reported, “A new law being considered by Gov. Ralph Northam would set up a retirement savings plan for private-sector workers whose employers don’t give them one.” Northam “suggested making the program more widely available by including part-time employees who work at least 30 hours per week,” which the state Senate rejected. NFIB in a statement “praised senators for rejecting the amendment and urged delegates to follow suit,” with state director Nicole Riley quoted saying, “Our small-business owners are still focused on recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. The last thing they need is a government mandated program that requires them to fill out additional paperwork and spend time away from what they do best: creating jobs for Virginia’s economy.”

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