VA HB482 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 3 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-01-30 - Incorporated by Labor and Commerce
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Nonpayment of wages; private action. Affirms that an employee has cause of action against an employer who fails to pay wages to recover the wages and prejudgment interest at eight percent annually from the date the wages were due. The measure provides that if the court finds that the employer knowingly failed to pay the wages, it shall also award the employee reasonable attorney fees and court costs. If the court finds that the employer's failure to pay wages was willful and with intent to defraud the employee, the court shall also award the employee reasonable attorney fees and court costs plus an additional sum equal to the amount of wages due.

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Nonpayment of wages; private action.



2020-01-30HouseIncorporated by Labor and Commerce
2020-01-28HouseSubcommittee recommends incorporating (HB123-Carroll Foy) by voice vote
2020-01-14HouseAssigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
2020-01-03HouseReferred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
2020-01-03HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103335D

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ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
40129(n/a)See Bill Text

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