Bills Pending Virginia House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1

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VAHB1600IntroLeave for volunteer firefighters and emergency medical services providers. Requires private employers to allow volunteer firefighters and volunteer emergency medical services providers to take leaves of absence from their employment at times when the...
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2020-01-21
To House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1
VAHB336IntroNonpayment of wages; investigations. Authorizes the Commissioner of Labor and Industry, if he acquires information during an investigation of a complaint of an employer's failure or refusal to pay wages and that information creates a reasonable belie...
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2020-01-21
To House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1
VAHB1610IntroEmployment health and safety standards; heat illness prevention. Requires the Safety and Health Codes Board to adopt regulations establishing reasonable standards designed to protect employees from heat illness while engaged in outdoor work. The meas...
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2020-01-21
To House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1
VAHB1596IntroWorkers' compensation; psychological injuries. Provides that an employee who suffers a psychological injury from sudden shock and fright that arises out of and in the course of any employment shall have a compensable claim under the Virginia Workers'...
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2020-01-20
To House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1
VAHB1535IntroOvertime compensation; penalties. Requires an employer to compensate its employees who are entitled to overtime compensation under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act at a rate not less than one and one-half times the employee's regular rate of pay ...
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2020-01-16
To House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1
VAHB984IntroMisclassification of workers; cause of action. Authorizes an individual who has not been properly classified as an employee to bring a civil action for damages against his employer for failing to properly classify the employee if the employer had kno...
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2020-01-16
To House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1
VAHB1112IntroEmployment; covenants not to compete. Declares that any contract, including a provision of an employment agreement, entered into on or after July 1, 2020, by which an employee is restrained from engaging in a lawful profession, trade, or business for...
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2020-01-16
To House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1
VAHB805IntroEmployment health and safety standards; heat illness prevention. Requires the Safety and Health Codes Board to adopt regulations establishing reasonable standards designed to protect employees from heat illness. The measure directs the standards to a...
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2020-01-16
To House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1
VAHB1199IntroEmployee misclassification; retaliatory actions prohibited; civil penalty. Prohibits an employer from discharging, disciplining, threatening, discriminating against, or penalizing an employee or independent contractor because the employee or independ...
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2020-01-16
To House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1
VAHB825IntroPaid family and medical leave program. Requires the Virginia Employment Commission to establish and administer a paid family and medical leave program with benefits beginning January 1, 2023. Under the program, benefits are paid to eligible employees...
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2020-01-16
To House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1
VAHB800IntroEmployment; disclosure of terms. Requires every employer to furnish to its employees, at the time of the employee's hiring, a written disclosure of information regarding the terms of employment, including the name and address of the employer, the rat...
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2020-01-16
To House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1
VAHB418IntroEarned sick leave for employees; civil penalties. Requires employers to provide earned sick leave to employees at a rate of one hour per 30 hours worked, up to 24 hours in any 12-month period. For employers with more than five employees, the employee...
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2020-01-16
To House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1
VAHB802IntroEmployment; wage inquiries; prohibited retaliatory action. Prohibits any public or private employer from (i) refusing to interview, hire, or employ an applicant for employment because the applicant does not provide wage history; (ii) retaliating agai...
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2020-01-16
To House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1
VAHB798IntroEmployment; prohibited retaliatory action. Prohibits an employer from discharging, disciplining, threatening, discriminating against, penalizing, or taking other retaliatory action against an employee regarding the employee's compensation, terms, con...
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2020-01-16
To House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1
VAHB898IntroEarned paid sick time. Requires public and private Earned paid sick time. Requires public and private employers with six or more employees to provide those employees with earned paid sick time. The measure provides for an employee to earn at least on...
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2020-01-16
To House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1
VAHB868IntroElectric utilities; right to shop. Authorizes individual retail customers of electric energy to purchase electric energy provided 100 percent from renewable energy from any licensed competitive supplier of electric energy, including any incumbent ele...
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2020-01-16
To House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1
VAHB356IntroChild labor; tobacco farms; civil penalty. Prohibits any person from employing a child under the age of 18 to work in direct contact with tobacco plants or dried tobacco leaves unless (i) the owner of the farm or other location at which such work is ...
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2020-01-16
To House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1
VAHB328IntroFamily and Medical Leave Insurance Program. Entitles Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program. Entitles individuals to a family and medical leave insurance (FMLI) benefit payment for each month they are engaged in qualified caregiving, not to excee...
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2020-01-16
To House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1
VAHB801IntroWorker classification; penalties. Prohibits a Worker classification; penalties. Prohibits a contractor from classifying an individual who performs delivery services or construction labor services for the contractor as the contractor's independent con...
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2020-01-16
To House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1
VAHB327IntroPublic employees; collective bargaining. Authorizes state and local government officers, agents, and governing bodies to recognize any labor union or other employee association as a bargaining agent of any public officers or employees and to collecti...
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2020-01-16
To House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1
VAHB46IntroWorkers' compensation; employer to notify employee of intent. Requires an employer whose employee has filed a claim under the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act to advise the employee whether the employer intends to accept or deny the claim or is una...
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2020-01-14
To House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1
VAHB123IntroNonpayment of wages; private action; liability for payment Nonpayment of wages; private action; liability for payment of wages due under construction contracts. Provides that an employee has a private cause of action against an employer who fails to ...
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2020-01-14
To House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1
VAHB403IntroSafe days for employees. Requires private employers to allow an employee safe days, with pay, if the employee is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking or is a family member of a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or sta...
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2020-01-14
To House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1
VAHB47IntroWorkers' compensation; foreign injuries. Provides that an injured employee is eligible for benefits under the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act when a compensable accident happens while the employee is employed outside Virginia if (i) the employment...
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2020-01-14
To House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1
VAHB417IntroEmployment; requiring the purchase or provision of materials. Prohibits any employer, including state or local government, from requiring any employee to purchase from the employer or any other person necessary or required for the employee to perform...
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2020-01-14
To House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1
VAHB482IntroNonpayment 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 provide...
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2020-01-14
To House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1
VAHB438IntroWorkers' compensation; post-traumatic stress disorder; Workers' compensation; post-traumatic stress disorder; law-enforcement officers and firefighters. Provides that post-traumatic stress disorder incurred by a law-enforcement officer or firefighter...
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2020-01-14
To House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1
VAHB416IntroWage or salary history inquiries prohibited; civil penalty. Prohibits a prospective employer from (i) requiring as a condition of employment that a prospective employee provide or disclose the prospective employee's wage or salary history, (ii) attem...
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2020-01-14
To House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1
VAHB622IntroLimiting employees' sharing of wage information prohibited; civil penalty. Prohibits an employer from discharging or taking other retaliatory action against an employee because the employee inquired about or discussed with, or disclosed to, another e...
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2020-01-14
To House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1
VAHB204IntroNonpayment of wages; private action. Provides that an employee has a private cause of action against an employer who fails to pay wages to recover the amount of wages due plus interest at eight percent annually from the date the wages were due. If th...
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2020-01-14
To House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1
VAHB330IntroEmployment; covenants not to compete; low-wage employees; civil penalty. Prohibits an employer from entering into a covenant not to compete with any of its low-wage employees. Any employer that violates this prohibition is subject to a civil penalty ...
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2020-01-14
To House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1
VAHB333IntroVirginia Minimum Wage Act; exclusions. Eliminates the exclusion in the Virginia Minimum Wage Act for persons whose employment is covered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) and for persons whose earning capacity is impaired by phys...
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2020-01-14
To House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1
VAHB337IntroNonpayment of wages; discriminatory actions prohibited. Prohibits an employer from discharging or otherwise discriminating against an employee because such employee has filed any complaint or instituted or caused to be instituted any proceeding relat...
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2020-01-14
To House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1
VAHB326IntroEmployment; wage inquiries; civil penalty. Prohibits any public or private employer from (i) refusing to interview, hire, or employ an applicant for employment because the applicant does not provide wage history; (ii) retaliating against an applicant...
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2020-01-14
To House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1
VAHB325IntroLocal alternative minimum wage. Establishes a procedure by which a local alternative minimum wage may be imposed in any locality. A local alternative minimum wage requires every employer to pay to each of its employees wages at a rate to be determine...
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2020-01-14
To House Labor and Commerce: Subcommittee #1
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