Ed Gillespie downplayed the difficulties of living on the minimum wage in a video of the Republican Senate candidate speaking to voters in Virginia Beach. "A minimum wage job is where you learn to get to work on time. It's where you learn th...
LEGISLATIVE SOCIAL MEDIA POLICIES AND RESOURCES - State legislative caucuses and agencies increasingly are using social networking sites to reach out to constituents, but the sites can raise questions for government… The policies and resources provided here are examples of some of the approaches state legislatures and other organizations are taking to address these issues | NCSL
The Largest Employer in Each of the 50 States | Virginia | Nearly 40,000 Virginia residents were employed by Wal-Mart at the end of last year, more than any other company in the state. State lawmakers turned down six proposals to raise Virginia’s minimum wage in the most recent legislative session. Wal-Mart, however, announced it would raise wages for 500,000 of its workers, a move that will likely impact a number of employees in Virginia.
Last week, the Democrat controlled House in West Virginia passed legislation raising the state's minimum wage to $8.75 an hour, $1.50 higher than the federal minimum wage. The action is part of a nation-wide effort by Democrats to make a minimum wage increase central to their platform for the midterm elections. The increase didn't effect all workers, though. Democrats exempted many of their own staff from the wage hike. Businesses may have to pay the higher wages, but the legislature will…
Virginia Department of Labor and Industry #hippa #laws http://law.remmont.com/virginia-department-of-labor-and-industry-hippa-laws/ #labor laws # Labor and Employment Law This Web site provides information about the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Labor and Employment laws. The Virginia Labor and Employment Law Division protects important employees rights such as minimum wage. Through our Child Labor […]
What can YOU do? The Campaign for Disability Employment encourages positive employment for people with disabilities. Frank Stephens is a worker at Wildflour Cateres and Cafe in Virginia. He is very proud of his job and "articulates very well the value of meaning employment."
Interesting. | Chart from the National Low Income Housing Coalition showing how many hours of minimum-wage work it would take to rent a two-bedroom apartment in different places. The least-affordable states—New York, New Jersey, Maryland, D.C., California, Massachusetts, Delaware, Virginia, Connecticut, New Hampshire—are a disproportionately blue bunch. The impact of high regulatory minimum wages in many of these states is swamped by the impact of excessive restrictions on housing supply.
Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam (D), left, addresses people packed in a Leesburg restaurant on Feb. 27. Virginia gubernatorial candidate Tom Perriello meets with airport workers at Ronald Reagan National Airport on March 9 to support their efforts for a $15 minimum wage. (Fenit... http://usa.swengen.com/the-2017-sweet-spot-the-washington-post/
Workers rally around wages, race and plans to protest presidential debates