Employment Law

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Employment Law

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» Family and Medical Leave Act

Discusses the federal law that requires some employers to give you extra time off from your job for your own health needs, or to help with a family member who has health needs, while holding your position open for you when you’re ready to return.  You may or may not be covered by this law.

» Unemployment Compensation 

You may be eligible to receive benefits if you’ve been laid off from work, or, in some situations, even if you quit or were fired.  Read about the general rules of eligibility, how to apply, and how to appeal if you’re denied.

» Wrongful Discharge and Wrongful Treatment at Work

Virginia is an employment-at-will state, which means most employees can be terminated for any reason.  However, there are laws about discrimination and other limits on the employer’s right to fire you.


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