State Labor Law in Virginia Virginia is one of the states which are situated in the West Atlantic coast of USA. The nick name of this state is the "Old Dominion". It is also called the mother of presidents as well. As far as the labor laws are concerned, it is definitely quite good in Virginia. Some of the labor laws in Virginia are as follows: 1. Employment at will If you will go through the labor laws in Virginia then you will definitely find this law to be one of the most important laws. According to this law an employer has the right to throw any employee out of the office without giving any notice. You might be shocked and horrified if you are an employee. But you should not be so frustrated. There are some points as well which the employer will have to keep in mind. The employer must make sure that he has the legal reasons behind firing the employee out. Generally the reasons come out of the contract. It has been clearly mentioned in the state labor law books that the employee as well as the employer will have to follow the contract. Once an employee signs a contract then he will have to obey each point which has been mentioned in the contract. 2. Termination without legal notice This is definitely not allowed as I have discussed on the first point. However this point needs further explanation. The employers are not allowed to terminate any employee on the basis of age, sex, religion, national origin, disability as well as pregnancy. If any employer is found guilty on this account then he will definitely be punished. 3. Family as well as Medical Leave As far as the federal laws are concerned, those employees who are found to be eligible for this can take the medical leave of 12 weeks. But they will not be paid for this period. However the employee needs to be eligible for this job. As per the law that employee is allowed to take this kind of leave who has worked for at least 12 months under the present employer. He will also have to make sure that he has worked for at least 1250 hours during the last 12 months. They will also have to make sure that they are employed by the covered employers. 4. State labor laws posters The employer will have to make sure that the state labor law posters are pasted in each corner of the office. This has been made the rule because only then the employee will come to know about these laws.