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VASB1Engross
50%
Minimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from the current rate of $12.00 per hour to $13.50 per hour effective January 1, 2025, and to $15.00 per hour effective January 1, 2026. The bill satisfies a reenactment clause included in Chapters 1204 and 12...
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2024-02-23
Passed House (51-Y 47-N)
VAHB149Engross
50%
Employee protections; medicinal use of cannabis product. Amends the provision that prohibits an employer from discriminating against an employee for such employee's lawful use of cannabis product pursuant to a valid written certification issued by a ...
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2024-02-23
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 8:00 am]

Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (10-Y 5-N)
VAHB1215Engross
50%
Department of Labor and Industry; asbestos and lead project permit; usage of licensing fees. Provides that fees collected by the Department of Labor and Industry paid by licensed asbestos and certified lead contractors for obtaining asbestos and lead...
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2024-02-23
[Hearing: Feb 23 @ 8:00 am]
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1Engross
50%
Minimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from the current rate of $12.00 per hour to $13.50 per hour effective January 1, 2025, and to $15.00 per hour effective January 1, 2026. The bill satisfies a reenactment clause included in Chapters 1204 and 12...
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2024-02-22
Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
VAHB160Engross
50%
Department of Labor and Industry; workplace poster for veterans benefits and services. Directs the Department of Labor and Industry, in consultation with the Department of Veterans Services, to create a poster describing benefits and services availab...
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2024-02-22
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
VAHB770Engross
50%
Retaliatory action against employee prohibited; remedies available. Provides that a violation of certain provisions regarding retaliatory action against employees may be alleged in a court of competent jurisdiction within one year of the employer's f...
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2024-02-22
Passed Senate with amendment (21-Y 19-N)
VAHB569Engross
50%
Employment discrimination; employee notification of federal and state statute of limitations. Requires an employer that employs 10 or more employees and that receives an employee complaint alleging sexual assault, harassment, or any other form of dis...
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2024-02-22
Passed Senate with substitute (21-Y 19-N)
VAHB990Engross
50%
Prohibiting employer seeking wage or salary history of prospective employees; wage or salary range transparency; cause of action; civil penalty. Prohibits a prospective employer from (i) seeking the wage or salary history of a prospective employee; (...
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2024-02-22
Passed Senate with substitute (21-Y 18-N)
VASB391Engross
50%
Employee protections; medicinal use of cannabis oil. Amends the provision that prohibits an employer from discriminating against an employee for such employee's lawful use of medical cannabis oil, with certain exceptions, by specifying that such use ...
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2024-02-22
Read second time
VASB370Engross
50%
Prohibiting employer seeking wage or salary history of prospective employees; wage or salary range transparency; cause of action. Prohibits a prospective employer from (i) seeking the wage or salary history of a prospective employee; (ii) relying on ...
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2024-02-22
Read second time
VASB494Engross
50%
Overtime for certain employees; live-in domestic workers. Adds individuals who are employed in domestic service in a household and reside in such household to provisions related to overtime pay.
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2024-02-22
Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
VASB259Engross
50%
Civil actions filed on behalf of multiple persons; class actions. Provides that one or more members of a class may, as representative parties on behalf of all members, bring a civil action or may be proceeded against in a civil action provided that (...
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2024-02-21
Reported from Appropriations (12-Y 10-N)
VAHB100Engross
50%
Child labor offenses; civil penalties. Increases from $10,000 to $25,000 the civil penalty for each violation of child labor laws that results in the employment of a child who is seriously injured or dies in the course of employment. The bill also in...
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2024-02-19
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB374Intro
25%
Collective bargaining by public employees; labor organization representation. Repeals the existing prohibition on collective bargaining by public employees. The bill creates the Public Employee Relations Board, which shall determine appropriate barga...
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2024-02-14
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB962Engross
50%
Noncitizens of the United States; terminology. Removes the term "alien" as it pertains to persons who are not citizens or nationals of the United States and replaces it with synonymous language, as appropriate, throughout the Code of Virginia.
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2024-02-13
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB325Intro
25%
Minimum wage and overtime wages; civil actions. Provides that an employer that violates minimum wage or overtime provisions is liable to the employee for the applicable remedies, damages, or other relief available in an action brought pursuant to the...
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2024-02-13
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
VAHB370Intro
25%
Employment; training and education; harassment and workplace discrimination. Requires each employer with 50 or more employees, including the Commonwealth and its agencies, institutions, and political subdivisions, to provide annual interactive traini...
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2024-02-13
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
VAHB1160Intro
25%
Portable benefit accounts; tax credit. Authorizes a Virginia resident who has worked as an independent contractor to establish a portable benefit account. Under the bill, a portable benefit account offered through and administered by a bank, credit u...
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2024-02-13
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB1284Engross
50%
Collective bargaining by firefighters and emergency medical services providers. Authorizes firefighters and emergency medical services providers employed by a political subdivision of the Commonwealth to engage in collective bargaining through labor ...
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2024-02-13
[Hearing: Feb 26]
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1001Intro
25%
Collective bargaining by public employees; labor organization representation. Repeals the existing prohibition on collective bargaining by public employees. The bill creates the Public Employee Relations Board, which shall determine appropriate barga...
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2024-02-13
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB1098Engross
50%
Unpaid family bereavement Unpaid family bereavement leave; civil penalty. Requires that an employer that employs 50 or more employees provide eligible employees, defined in the bill, with up to 10 days of unpaid family bereavement leave in any 12-mon...
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2024-02-13
[Hearing: Feb 26]
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB335Engross
50%
Department of Labor and Industry; tipped employee wages; work group. Directs the Department of Labor and Industry to convene a work group to study (i) options for increasing tipped employee minimum cash wages; (ii) circumstances related to wage theft...
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2024-02-09
[Hearing: Feb 26]
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB502Intro
25%
Nonbinary sex or gender designation option. Requires all forms or applications to offer any applicant the option of "male," "female," or "nonbinary" when designating the applicant's sex or gender. The bill contains technical amendments.
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2024-02-09
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB348Intro
25%
Employment; paid sick leave; civil penalties. Expands Employment; paid sick leave; civil penalties. Expands provisions of the Code that currently require one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked for home health workers to cover all emplo...
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2024-02-09
To House Appropriations Committee
VASB360Engross
50%
Covenants not to compete; health care professionals; civil penalty. Adds health care professionals as a category of employee with whom no employer shall enter into, enforce, or threaten to enforce a covenant not to compete. The bill defines "health c...
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2024-02-08
Defeated by Senate (11-Y 28-N 1-A)
VAHB1344Intro
25%
Employee protection; prohibited retaliation; prohibited nondisclosure and nondisparagement provisions; civil action. Prohibits the inclusion of a provision in any employment contract that has the purpose or effect of concealing illegal activity or ac...
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2024-02-08
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
VAHB1258Intro
25%
Employee protections; discipline for political activity or affiliations prohibited. Prohibits an employer from (i) directing the political activity or affiliations of an employee; (ii) discharging, disciplining, or discriminating against an employee ...
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2024-02-06
Tabled in Labor and Commerce (11-Y 10-N)
VASB485Intro
25%
Employee protections; employer-sponsored meetings on political matters; civil action. Prohibits an employer from retaliating against an employee (i) because such employee declines to attend or participate in an employer-sponsored meeting or receive a...
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2024-02-05
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB685Intro
25%
Minimum wage and overtime pay; warehouse distribution center employees and employers; civil action; civil penalty. Provides that (i) an employer that violates requirements in existing law relating to the minimum wage, payment of wages and salaries, o...
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2024-02-05
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB256Intro
25%
Paid sick leave; health care providers and grocery store workers. Requires employers to provide paid sick leave to health care providers and grocery store workers. Under current law, employers are only required to provide paid sick leave to certain h...
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2024-02-01
Incorporated by Labor and Commerce
VASB91Intro
25%
Paid sick leave; home health workers providing agency-directed services. Requires employers to provide paid sick leave to home health workers who provide agency-directed services. Under current law, employers are only required to provide paid sick le...
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2024-01-31
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB623Intro
25%
Collective bargaining by firefighters and emergency medical services providers. Authorizes firefighters and emergency medical services providers employed by a political subdivision of the Commonwealth to engage in collective bargaining through labor ...
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2024-01-31
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB507Intro
25%
Paid sick leave; health care providers and grocery store workers. Requires employers to provide paid sick leave to health care providers and grocery store workers. Under current law, employers are only required to provide paid sick leave to certain h...
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2024-01-31
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB780Intro
25%
Collective bargaining by public employees; public transportation providers. Permits the governing body of a public transportation provider, as defined in the bill, to adopt a resolution authorizing such public transportation provider to (i) recognize...
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2024-01-30
Incorporated by Labor and Commerce
VAHB734Intro
25%
Delivery network companies; portable benefit accounts. Delivery network companies; portable benefit accounts. Requires a delivery network company, defined in the bill as a business entity that maintains an online-enabled application or platform used ...
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2024-01-30
Stricken from docket by Labor and Commerce (22-Y 0-N)
VASB185Intro
25%
E-Verify program. Requires every employer to enroll in the E-Verify program by January 1, 2025, and to use the program for each newly hired employee who is to perform work within the Commonwealth. Under current law, only state agencies and certain em...
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2024-01-29
Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (9-Y 6-N)
VAHB189Intro
25%
Leave for officers of elections. Requires state and private employers to allow officers or employees who are appointed as officers of election to take leaves of absence from their respective duties without loss of seniority, accrued leave, benefits, ...
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2024-01-26
Stricken from docket by Privileges and Elections (22-Y 0-N)
VAHB157Engross
50%
Minimum wage; farm laborers or farm employees; temporary foreign workers. Eliminates the exemptions from Virginia's minimum wage requirements for (i) persons employed as farm laborers or farm employees and (ii) certain temporary foreign workers.
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2024-01-25
[Hearing: Feb 26]
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB529Intro
25%
Employee protections; medicinal use of cannabis oil. Amends the provision that prohibits an employer from discriminating against an employee for such employee's lawful use of cannabis oil pursuant to a valid written certification issued by a practiti...
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2024-01-19
Incorporated by Rehabilitation and Social Services
VAHB866Intro
25%
Minimum wage; farm laborers or farm employees; temporary foreign workers. Eliminates the exemptions from Virginia's minimum wage requirements for (i) persons employed as farm laborers or farm employees and (ii) certain temporary foreign workers.
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2024-01-18
Incorporated by Labor and Commerce
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