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VAHB2032PassEmployment; domestic service. Provides that individuals who are engaged in providing domestic service are not excluded from employee protection laws. Employment; domestic service. Provides that individuals who are engaged in providing domestic servi...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0509)
VASB1310PassEmployment; domestic service; Virginia Human Rights Act. Provides that individuals who are engaged in providing domestic service are not excluded from employee protection laws and laws regarding the payment of wages. The measure also provides that th...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0513)
VAHB2134PassEmployee classification: disaster; personal protective equipment. Prohibits the consideration, in any determination regarding whether an individual is an employee or independent contractor, for the purposes of a civil action for employment misclassif...
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2021-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0448)
VAHB2063PassVirginia Overtime Wage Act; penalties. Requires an employer to compensate certain employees at a rate not less than one and one-half times the employee's regular rate of pay, defined in the bill, for any hours worked in excess of 40 hours in any one ...
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2021-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0445)
VAHB2137PassPaid sick leave. Requires employers to provide paid sick leave to home health workers who provide personal care, respite, or companion services to an individual who receives consumer-directed services under the state plan for medical assistance servi...
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2021-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0449)
VAHB1862PassEmployee protections; medicinal use of cannabis oil. Prohibits an employer from discharging, disciplining, or discriminating against an employee for such employee's lawful use of cannabis oil pursuant to a valid written certification issued by a prac...
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2021-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0395)
VAHB1786Engross

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Minimum wage; farm laborers or farm employees. 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. Minimum wage; farm laborers or...
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2021-02-22
Failed to report (defeated) in Commerce and Labor (5-Y 10-N)
VAHB1754Engross

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Employment; retaliatory discharge of employee; Workers' Compensation. Prohibits an employer or other person from discharging or taking other retaliatory action against an employee if such action is motivated by the knowledge or belief that the employ...
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2021-02-15
Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (10-Y 5-N)
VASB1310Engross

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Employment; domestic service; Human Rights Act. Provides that individuals who are engaged in providing domestic service are not excluded from employee protection laws and laws regarding the payment of wages. The measure also provides that the prohibi...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Labor and Commerce by voice vote
VAHB1754Engross

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Employment; retaliatory discharge of employee; Workers' Compensation. Prohibits an employer or other person from discharging or taking other retaliatory action against an employee if such action is motivated by the knowledge or belief that the employ...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB1755Intro

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Right to work. Repeals the provisions of the Code of Virginia that, among other things, prohibit any agreement or combination between an employer and a labor union or labor organization whereby (i) nonmembers of the union or organization are denied t...
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2021-02-05
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
VAHB1780Intro

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Public employees; prohibition on striking; exception. Exempts employees of a local school board from the prohibition on striking, and from termination of employment for striking, by public employees.
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2021-02-05
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
VAHB1786Engross

Sine Die
Minimum wage; farm laborers or farm employees. 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. Minimum wage; farm laborers or...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB1794Intro

Sine Die
Collective bargaining; prohibited considerations during negotiations. Prohibits any local ordinance or resolution granting or permitting collective bargaining from permitting consideration during collective bargaining negotiations of any action or di...
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2021-02-05
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
VAHB1954Intro

Sine Die
Minimum wage; exception. Provides that the minimum wage requirements of the Virginia Minimum Wage Act do not apply to any person who provides fire or emergency medical services for a fire company or nongovernmental emergency medical services agency.
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2021-02-05
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
VAHB2032Engross

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Employment; domestic service. Provides that individuals who are engaged in providing domestic service are not excluded from employee protection laws and the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act. Employment; domestic service. Provides that individuals ...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB2134Engross

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Employee classification: disaster; personal protective equipment. Prohibits the consideration, in any determination regarding whether an individual is an employee or independent contractor, for the purposes of a civil action for employment misclassif...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB1862Engross

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Employee protections; medicinal use of cannabis oil. Prohibits an employer from discharging, disciplining, or discriminating against an employee for such employee's lawful use of cannabis oil pursuant to a valid written certification issued by a prac...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB2063Engross

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Virginia Overtime Wage Act; 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...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB2103Intro

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Paid sick time. Requires public and private employers Paid sick time. Requires public and private employers with 35 or more full-time equivalent employees to provide eligible employees, defined in the bill, with earned paid sick time and paid sick ti...
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2021-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB2137Engross

Sine Die
Paid sick leave. Requires employers to provide certain employees paid sick leave. An employee is eligible for paid sick leave under the bill if the employee is an essential worker and works on average at least 20 hours per week or 90 hours per month....
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB2270Intro

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Minimum wage; effective dates of scheduled increases; emergency. Postpones the effective date of scheduled increases to the Virginia minimum wage. The initial increase to $9.50, currently set to take effect on May 1, 2021, will take effect on January...
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2021-02-05
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
VAHB2296Intro

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Worker classification; independent contractors. Provides that in a proceeding involving allegations of worker misclassification an individual or business is not considered an employee with respect to a hiring party if the person qualifies as an indep...
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2021-02-05
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
VASB1159Intro

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Use sick leave for the care of immediate family members. Requires employers with a sick leave program to allow an employee to use his sick leave for the care of an immediate family member. The measure applies only to employers that have 25 or more em...
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2021-02-02
Stricken at request of Patron in Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N)
VAHB2015Intro

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Essential workers; hazard pay; personal protective equipment; civil penalty. Requires, that following the declaration by the Governor of a state of emergency that includes or is followed by any additional executive order in furtherance of such declar...
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2021-02-01
Passed by indefinitely in Appropriations (21-Y 0-N)
VASB1323Intro

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Worker classification; independent contractors. Provides that in a proceeding involving allegations of worker misclassification an individual or business is not considered an employee with respect to a hiring party if the person qualifies as an indep...
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2021-02-01
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary with letter (10-Y 5-N)
VAHB1785Intro

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Employment health and safety standards; heat illness prevention. Requires the Safety and Health Codes Board to adopt regulations establishing standards designed to protect employees from heat illness, defined in the bill. The measure authorizes an em...
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2021-01-28
Stricken from docket by Labor and Commerce (19-Y 0-N)
VAHB2242Intro

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COVID-19 immunization; prohibition on requirement; discrimination prohibited. Prohibits the State Health Commissioner and the Board of Health, the Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the Department of Health Professions and any reg...
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2021-01-28
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (18-Y 3-N)
VASB1449Intro

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COVID-19 immunization; prohibition on requirement; employment discrimination prohibited. Prohibits discrimination based on a person's vaccination status with respect to any COVID-19 vaccine in numerous employment contexts.
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2021-01-27
Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology (11-Y 1-N 1-A)
VASB1371Intro

Sine Die
Safe haven protections; newborn safety device. Provides an affirmative defense in certain criminal prosecutions and civil proceedings regarding child abuse or neglect to a parent who safely delivers his child within the first 14 days of the child's l...
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2021-01-27
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (13-Y 1-N)
VASB1358Intro

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Employment health and safety standards; heat illness prevention. Requires the Safety and Health Codes Board to adopt regulations establishing standards designed to protect employees from heat illness, defined in the bill. The measure authorizes an em...
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2021-01-25
Stricken at request of Patron in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N)
VASB1228Intro

Sine Die
Virginia Equal Pay Act; civil penalties. Prohibits Virginia Equal Pay Act; civil penalties. Prohibits public and private employers from discriminating between employees on the basis of membership in a protected class in the payment of wages or other ...
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2021-01-18
Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N)
VASB346Engross

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Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation; contractors; boiler and pressure vessel operator license. Creates a two-tiered category of licensure administered by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation's Board for Contra...
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2020-12-04
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB333Engross

Sine Die
Virginia Minimum Wage Act; exclusions. Eliminates the exclusion in the Virginia Minimum Wage Act for persons whose earning capacity is impaired by physical deficiency, mental illness, or intellectual disability. Virginia Minimum Wage Act; exclusions...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1112Intro

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Employment; 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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2020-12-04
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
VAHB1543Intro

Sine Die
Minimum wage and workers' compensation; inmates as employees. Requires the entity that operates the correctional facility at which an inmate performs labor to be paid therefor at a rate not less than the Commonwealth's minimum wage. The measure also ...
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2020-12-04
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
VASB411Intro

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Employment 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 r...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB673Engross

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Cruelty to children; penalty. Increases the penalty from a Class 6 felony to a Class 4 felony for any person employing or having custody of a child to willfully cause or permit such child to be tortured physically or psychologically, tormented, mutil...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB295Intro

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Employment; disclosure of terms. Requires every employer to furnish to its employees, at the time of the employee's hiring, (i) a written disclosure of information regarding the terms of employment, including the name and address of the employer, the...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB338Intro

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Virginia Minimum Wage Act; exemption. Removes the exemption from the Virginia Minimum Wage Act for persons employed in domestic service or in or about a private home or in an eleemosynary institution primarily supported by public funds.
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2020-12-04
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
VAHB339Intro

Sine Die
Minimum wage; exemptions. Removes the exemption from the Virginia Minimum Wage Act for individuals who are employed by an employer that does not have four or more persons employed at any one time.
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2020-12-04
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
VASB427Intro

Sine Die
Employee protection; discharge for protective order prohibited. Prohibits an employer from discharging, taking other retaliatory personnel action, or otherwise discriminating against an employee solely on the basis that such employee has filed for or...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB805Intro

Sine Die
Employment 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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2020-12-04
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
VAHB403Intro

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Safe 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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2020-12-04
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
VAHB416Engross

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Wage or salary history inquiries prohibited; civil penalty. Prohibits a prospective employer with 25 employees or more from (i) requiring as a condition of employment that a prospective employee provide or disclose the prospective employee's wage or ...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1730Intro

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Employment; domestic service; Human Rights Act. Provides that individuals who are engaged in providing domestic service are not excluded from employee protection laws, laws regarding payment of wages, the Virginia Unemployment Compensation Act, and t...
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2020-12-04
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
VASB660Intro

Sine Die
Virginia Equal Pay Act; civil penalties. Prohibits Virginia Equal Pay Act; civil penalties. Prohibits public and private employers from discriminating between employees on the basis of membership in a protected class in the payment of wages or other ...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB800Engross

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Employment; disclosure of terms. Requires every employer of employees who are 18 years of age or older who work for daily wages or are employed to work on a project for a total of 10 days or less, with some exceptions specified in the measure, to fur...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB719Intro

Sine Die
Virginia 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 (FLSA) and for persons whose earning capacity is impaired by physical def...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1215Intro

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Biometric data; employer policy on storage, protection, and destruction; civil penalty. Establishes the parameters for the capture and safekeeping of biometric data by employers. The bill defines "biometric data" as a retina or iris scan, fingerprint...
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2020-12-04
To House Communications, Technology and Innovation Committee
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