Are there specific rules/laws governing the hiring of casual employees in Virginia? Could someone direct me to any documentation?
Thank you, Patti
I don't have any state specific information.
There is a common misconception that "casual labor" can be paid in cash with no payroll tax obligation. However, you still have to collect and pay payroll taxes.
Also please remember that specific benefit plans will have specific parameters and they may not be the same as your definiton of "casual employee" unless they were written that way. The one that often is most important is the 401k plan, if you have one. They will define eligibility.
Also there are certain laws where it will come into play (for example, any service is used to calculate eligibility for FMLA, it does NOT have the be consecutive).
This is why many companies have limits on how long a "casual" or "temp" employee can work before either being terminated or hired for a "permanent" position.