Virginia Is for Labors… I Mean, Lovers. Part II

The last time we touched on the Commonwealth (Yes, Commonwealth! Virginia is not technically a state, but the exact differences and distinctions are beyond the scope of this piece), we touched on three of the posters that Virginia employers are required to post in a conspicuous area where their employees are likely to see them. In short, they were the Virginia Unemployment Compensation Act (UC) poster, the Virginia Occupational Safety and health Act (VOSH) poster, and the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) publication. You can see that article here.

Today, we’ll deal with final state required poster and some of the required standard federal labor posters.

  • Virginia Workers’ Compensation (VWC)


The Workers’ Compensation Notice (VWC 1) advises employees and employers of their rights and responsibilities under the Workers’ Compensation Law in case of injury or occupational disease. This poster is available online or you can also request one from the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission at 100 DMV Drive, Richmond, VA 23220 or by calling (804) 367-8699.


  • Davis-Bacon Construction Contracts Act

This is a federal posting requirement and is pretty standard. The Davis-Bacon poster (WH-1321) deals with contractors and subcontractors working on federally financed construction projects. The poster must be posted at the job site that shows the specific section of the contract that sets forth the prevailing wages determined by the Secretary of Labor.

  • Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA)


The MSPA poster (WH-1376) must be posted by all farm labor contractors, agricultural employer, and agricultural association that is subject to the MSPA. This includes those who employ seasonal or migrant workers. It must be kept in a conspicuous location at the place of employment.

These and the other federal posters may be downloaded or ordered online. Most are available for your convenience in English and Spanish.