Monthly Archives: January 2015

Can You Receive Social Security Disability and Workers’ Compensation Benefits at the Same Time?

The Virginia Workers’ Compensation statute provides wage benefits to workers who are injured by accident at work.  If an employee is unable to return to their job or a light duty assignment due to a workplace accident, wage benefits are paid out at two-thirds of the worker’s average weekly wage for a maximum of 500 weeks. Under Social [...]

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2015 Minimum Wage Increases

Although the Federal minimum wage remains at $7.25, more than 20 states will increase their minimum wage for hourly works in 2015.  The new rates will vary by state, ranging from $7.50 to $9.47 hour.  Virginia remains on par with the default Federal rate.

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