COVID-19 Legal Update: Virginia

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Workers' Compensation Administrative board/ commission

Workers' Compensation Commission

 

How does the state define an occupational disease?

Virginia Code § 65.2-400 defines occupational disease as a “disease arising out of and in the course of employment, but not an ordinary disease of life to which the general public is exposed outside of employment.” When an individual has received a communication of diagnosis of occupational disease, it is important to give immediate notice to the employer.

 

COVid-19 Specific Laws, agency declarations/ press releases, or enacted regulation?

In-Person Mediations and Hearings Cancelled through March 31st

 

Court Closures & Modified Call

In-Person Hearings and Mediation Notice

 

Is the administrative court system closed or open?

Open.

 

Does this state have a shelter-in-place in order?

No - order started 3/30/20 to 6/10/20; phased re-opening began 5/15/20 in certain regions.

 

ANY STATE-SPECIFIC GUIDANCE ON DISABILITY, UNEMPLOYMENT, OR HEALTH BENEFITS FOR COVID-19? 

Unemployment.

 

Last Updated: 7/14/2020