Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
Title 16. Labor And Employment
7/23/2024

Agency 5. Virginia Employment Commission

Preface

VAC AGENCY NO. 5
VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION

AGENCY SUMMARY

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.

The commission connects unemployment insurance claimants to the Workforce Services Program administered by the Virginia Department of Workforce Development and Advancement (DWDA), also known as "Virginia Works." This partnership helps job seekers develop essential skills and access training and re-employment opportunities while assisting employers in finding qualified workers, thus strengthening the Commonwealth's labor market and generating economic growth.

The commission is an executive branch agency operating under the Secretary of Labor. 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, P.O. Box 26441, Richmond, VA 23261-6441. A copy of the regulations may also be viewed on the commission's website at www.vec.virginia.gov.

Rev. 7/2024

Chapter 5
Public Participation GuidelinesRead all
Part I
Purpose and Definitions
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Part II
Notification of Interested Persons
Section 30
Notification List
Section 40
Information to Be Sent to Persons on the Notification List
Part III
Public Participation Procedures
Section 50
Public Comment
Section 60
Petition for Rulemaking
Section 70
Appointment of Regulatory Advisory Panel
Section 80
Appointment of Negotiated Rulemaking Panel
Section 90
Meetings
Section 100
Public Hearings on Regulations
Section 110
Periodic Review of Regulations
Chapter 10
Definitions and General ProvisionsRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 20
[Repealed]
Section 21
[Repealed]
Section 22
[Repealed]
Section 30
[Repealed]
Chapter 20
Unemployment TaxesRead all
Section 10
Taxable Employers
Section 20
Reimbursable Employers
Chapter 30
Virginia Employment Commission Regulations and General Rules - Benefits [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 32
Required Records and ReportsRead all
Section 10
Employing Unit Records
Section 20
Required Reports
FORMS
Forms (16VAC5-32)
Chapter 40
Virginia Employment Commission Regulations and General Rules - Adjudication [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 42
Combined Employer AccountsRead all
Section 10
Group Accounts for Employers
Section 20
Joint Accounts for Governmental Entities
Chapter 50
Employer Elections to Cover Multistate WorkersRead all
Section 10
Interstate Reciprocal Coverage Arrangement
FORMS
[Repealed]
Chapter 60
BenefitsRead all
Section 10
Total and Part-Total Unemployment
Section 20
Partial Unemployment
Section 30
Disposition of Benefit Checks Payable to a Deceased Claimant
Section 40
Commission Approval of Training Other Than That under &Sect; 134 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act or &Sect; 2296 of the Trade Act
FORMS
Forms (16VAC5-60)
Chapter 70
Interstate and Multistate ClaimantsRead all
Section 10
Cooperative Agreement
Section 20
Interstate Cooperation
FORMS
Forms (16VAC5-70)
Chapter 80
AdjudicationRead all
Section 10
Deputy's Determinations or Decisions
Section 20
First Level Appeals
Section 30
Commission Review
Section 40
Oaths, Subpoenas, Ex Parte Communications, and Approval of Attorney's Fees
FORMS
Forms (16VAC5-80)

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