VA HB5130 | 2020 | 1st Special Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-0)
Status: Introduced on August 25 2020 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2020-11-09 - Left in Labor and Commerce
Pending: House Labor and Commerce Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Essential workers; hazard pay; personal protective equipment; civil penalty. Requires, that following the declaration by the Governor of a state of emergency pursuant to § 44-146.17 that includes or is followed by any additional executive order in furtherance of such declaration that includes a stay at home or shelter in place order, employers shall (i) compensate its essential workers at a rate not less than one and one-half times the employee's regular rate of pay for any hours worked during the closure order and (ii) provide its essential workers with personal protective equipment related to the state of emergency and recommended for the relevant work site or job task by the Department of Labor and Industry, the Department of Health, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The bill defines essential worker as those employed as health care providers or by an essential retail business. The bill includes civil penalties and provides a cause of action for an employer's failure to pay the required hazard pay, which are the same as currently provided for failing to pay wages generally.

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Essential workers; hazard pay, employers to provide personal protective equipment, civil penalty.



2020-11-09HouseLeft in Labor and Commerce
2020-08-25HouseReferred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
2020-08-25HousePresented and ordered printed 20200391D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
40129(n/a)See Bill Text
40129.2(n/a)See Bill Text
40151.4:6(n/a)See Bill Text

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