|
|

Virginia Death of Employee: What you need to know

An employer may pay all wages owed to a deceased employee up to $15,000 under the following circumstances:
• At least 60 days have passed since the employee's death; and
• No one has applied for appointment or been appointed by the court to serve as executor or administrator of the estate.
The wages may be paid to any successor (VA Code Sec. 64.2-602). A successor is any person, other than a creditor, who is entitled to all or part of the deceased employee's estate. Any payment made by the employer will constitute full discharge of the sum paid.
Thirty days after the employee's death, if no personal representative has been appointed, a successor may direct the employer to pay any wages owed to the entity handling the funeral arrangements, up to a maximum of $3,500 (VA Code Sec. 64.2-604).
For a Limited Time receive a FREE HR Report on the "Critical HR Recordkeeping”.  This exclusive special report covers hiring records, employment relationships, termination records, litigation issues, electronic information issues, tips for better recordkeeping, and a list of legal requirements.  Download Now
An employer should contact the circuit court of the county in which the employee resided at the time of death if there are questions about the distribution of a payment or if the amount owed exceeds $15,000.
An employer must report any work-related incident resulting in a fatality or in-patient hospitalization of three or more persons to the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry within 8 hours of the incident (VA Code Sec. 40.1-51.1(D)).

>> Read more about Death of Employee

More on this topic:

State Requirements

National | Alabama | Arizona | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Illinois | Indiana | Kansas | Louisiana | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | New Jersey | New York | Ohio | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | Tennessee | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin |

Virginia Death of Employee Resources

Death of Employee Products

Free Special Reports
Get Your FREE HR Management Special Report. Download Any One Of These FREE Special Reports, Instantly!
Featured Special Report
Claim Your Free Copy of Critical HR Recordkeeping

Record retention is complex and time consuming. However, in addition to complying with various federal and state laws, keeping good, well-organized records can be very helpful in documenting and supporting an organization’s employment actions.
Download Now!


This special report will discuss how you can ensure your records are in good order, and establish a record-retention policy.

Topics covered:
1. Hiring Records
2. Employment Relationships
3. Termination Records
4. Litigation Issues
5. Electronic Information Issues
6. Tips for Better Recordkeeping
7. A List of Legal Requirements

Make sure you have the information you need to know to keep your records in order.