Virginia’s new worker privacy law takes effect July 1

June 20, 2013 0 COMMENTS

by Stacey Rose Harris

A new state law in Virginia aimed at increasing worker privacy takes effect July 1. It bars employers from being required to disclose to third parties current and former employees’ personally identifiable information except under certain circumstances.

The law, House Bill 1931, says employers can’t be required to disclose the personally identifiable information unless compelled to do so by law under a court order, warrant, or subpoena.

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Virginia: Don’t Expect EEOC, DOL to Ease Up

November 04, 2010 0 COMMENTS

by Michael Barnsback, DiMuroGinsberg, P.C.

Republicans picked up three U.S. House of Representatives seats in Virginia, defeating Democratic incumbents in the Second, Fifth, and Ninth Districts. The Eleventh District race in northern Virginia between incumbent Democrat Gerry Connolly and Republican Keith Fimian was too close to call at the time of publication, but Connolly held a 500-vote lead.

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Virginia Senate Passes Sexual Orientation Bias Protection for State Workers

February 10, 2010 0 COMMENTS

by Michael E. Barnsback

On Monday, February 8, the Virginia Senate passed a bill (SB 66) prohibiting discrimination in state employment that includes sexual orientation as a protected category. Although Governors Mark Warner and Tim Kaine issued executive orders prohibiting discrimination (including sexual orientation discrimination) in the state workforce, this is the first time that either the Virginia Senate or House has passed such a bill. It’s anticipated that the bill will fail in the Republican-controlled House.

Despite the bill’s predicted failure, the Senate’s action highlights the party-line debate over sexual orientation discrimination.

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