VA HB1792 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 15-0)
Status: Introduced on December 27 2018 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-02-05 - Left in Commerce and Labor
Pending: House Commerce and Labor Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Employment; covenants not to compete; low-wage employees. Prohibits an employer from entering into a covenant not to compete with any of its low-wage employees. The measure declares that covenants not to compete entered into by an employer and a low-wage employee are contrary to public policy and are void and unenforceable. The measure defines a low-wage employee as one whose average weekly earnings are less than the average weekly wage of the Commonwealth.

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Employment; covenants not to compete, low-wage employees.


Roll Calls

2019-01-29 - House - House: Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (3-Y 5-N) (Y: 3 N: 5 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [FAIL]


2019-02-05HouseLeft in Commerce and Labor
2019-01-29HouseSubcommittee failed to recommend reporting (3-Y 5-N)
2019-01-10HouseAssigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #1
2018-12-27HouseReferred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
2018-12-27HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101929D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
40128.7:7(n/a)See Bill Text

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Bill Comments