Virginia Expected To Ease Pandemic Restrictions Next Month (05/11/2021)
The AP (5/6) reported, “Virginia could lift capacity limits and relax rules for social distancing next month if the rate of coronavirus infections continues to fall in the state, Gov. Ralph Northam said Thursday.” NFIB’s Virginia chapter “had called the state’s restrictions ‘stringent.’ It expressed relief that Northam was ‘finally’ planning to lift the rules.” NFIB Virginia State Director Nicole Riley was quoted saying, “We have seen countless other states ease their restrictions and let small businesses re-open for the busy summer months. ... Small businesses will be able to rebuild, rehire and continue to support Virginia’s economy.”
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.”
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