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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 16. Labor And Employment

16VAC5. Virginia Employment Commission




The Virginia Employment Commission is responsible for the administration of the Commonwealth's unemployment compensation program. The commission adjudicates claims for unemployment compensation and collects the payroll tax imposed on employers for purposes of such compensation. It may determine whether employing units or services are subject to the Virginia Unemployment Compensation Act (Title 60.2 of the Code of Virginia) and approve election by certain noncovered employers to become subject to the Act; prescribe the frequency of employer reporting and taxes; require recordkeeping; inspect records; issue subpoenas; make refunds; assign tax rates; enter into reciprocal arrangements with other jurisdictions; and make regulations respecting payment of benefits, respecting claims hearing and appeals procedures, and otherwise to carry out the Act. Code of Virginia, Title 60.2.

The commission administers the job service program to assist employers in finding qualified workers and to assist workers in finding qualified jobs. The commission also administers the veterans' employment service program, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit program, and the Trade Readjustment Act program. The commission also collects and publishes extensive labor market information data that is used by policy makers and business to promote economic development and growth.

The commission operates under the supervision of the Secretary of Commerce and Trade. Regulations may be obtained at the commission's principal office at 6606 West Broad Street Richmond, VA 23230 or by writing to the Virginia Employment Commission, Customer Relations Unit, PO Box 26441 Richmond, VA 23261-6441. A copy of the regulations may also be viewed on the commission's website at Internet address:

Rev. 03/2020

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