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VAHB2664PassWage payment statements. Requires each employer to provide on each regular pay date a written statement, by a paystub or online accounting, that shows the name and address of the employer, the number of hours worked during the pay period, and the rat...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0836)
VASB1696PassWage payment statements. Requires each employer to provide on each regular pay date a written statement, by a paystub or online accounting, that shows the name and address of the employer, the number of hours worked during the pay period, and the rat...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0845)
VASB1079PassMinimum wage; exemptions. Eliminates the exemptions to Virginia's minimum wage requirements for newsboys, shoe-shine boys, babysitters who work 10 hours or more per week, ushers, doormen, concession attendants, and cashiers in theaters. The measure c...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0331)
VAHB1916PassEmployment; break to express breast milk. Requires the Department of Human Resource Management to develop state personnel policies that provide break time for nursing mothers to express breast milk. Such policies shall require an agency to provide (i...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0280)
VAHB2473PassMinimum wage; exemptions. Eliminates the exemptions to Virginia's minimum wage requirements for newsboys, shoe-shine boys, babysitters who work 10 hours or more per week, ushers, doormen, concession attendants, and cashiers in theaters. The measure c...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0330)
VASB1169FailApprentice agreements; ratio of apprentices to journeymen. Prohibits the Apprenticeship Council from adopting standards for apprenticeship agreements governing the numeric ratio of journeymen to apprentices that require more than one journeyman per t...
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2019-02-24
Failed to pass in Senate
VASB1387EngrossCovenants not to compete; low-wage employees; civil penalty. Prohibits an employer from entering into, enforcing, or threatening to enforce a covenant not to compete between the employer and a low-wage employee. The employer is subject to a civil pen...
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2019-02-12
Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (12-Y 7-N)
VAHB1798EngrossRelocation of call centers to a foreign country; notification requirements. Requires the director of each state agency to ensure that new state agency contracts for the performance by a contractor of state business-related call center and customer se...
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2019-02-11
Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (10-Y 5-N)
VAHB1687IntroNonpayment 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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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1713IntroEmployment; 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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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1757IntroMinimum wage; tipped employees; classification. Prohibits an employee who is prohibited by applicable federal or state law or regulation from soliciting tips from being classified as a tipped employee.
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1764IntroStrikes by government employees. Repeals the provisions of the Code of Virginia that, among other things, provide that any employee of the Commonwealth, a locality, or other political subdivision who strikes or willfully refuses to perform the duties...
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2019-02-05
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB1792IntroEmployment; covenants not to compete; low-wage employees. Prohibits an employer from entering into a covenant not to compete with any of its low-wage employees. The measure declares that covenants not to compete entered into by an employer and a low-...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1806IntroRight to work; union shops and agency shops. 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 unio...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1862IntroEmployment; break and location to express breast milk. Requires employers, including the Commonwealth and its political subdivisions, to provide reasonable unpaid break time each day to an employee who needs to express breast milk for her nursing chi...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1850IntroMinimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $9 per hour effective July 1, 2019, to $10 per hour effective January 1, 2020, to $11 per hour effective January 1, 2021, to $13 per hour effectiv...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2001IntroPayment of wages. Removes the exemptions that exclude newsboys, shoe-shine boys, ushers, doormen, concession attendants, and theater cashiers from coverage under the Virginia Minimum Wage Act (the Act). The measure limits the Act's exemption for baby...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2122IntroVirginia Public Procurement Act; public works contracts; prevailing wage; penalty. Requires contractors and subcontractors under any public contract with a state agency for public works to pay wages, salaries, benefits, and other remuneration at the ...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2157IntroMinimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour effective January 1, 2020, unless a higher minimum wage is required by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Effective Janu...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2195IntroMinimum wage; tipped employees. Increases the cash wage for tipped employees to $3.50 per hour in 2020, $4.75 in 2021, and $6 in 2022. The measure also eliminates the tip credit effective January 1, 2023.
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2363IntroNonpayment 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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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2261IntroPaid medical and family leave for employees; civil penalties. Requires employers with 15 or more employees to provide to each employee paid medical and family leave at a rate of 0.46 hours per 40 hours worked, up to 24 hours in any 12-month period. T...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2349IntroNonpayment 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 that creates a reasonable belief that other emp...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2393IntroChild 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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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2421IntroProhibited discrimination; sexual orientation and gender identity. Prohibits discrimination in employment, public accommodation, public contracting, apprenticeship programs, housing, banking, and insurance on the basis of sexual orientation or gender...
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2019-02-05
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB2603IntroApprenticeship program; discrimination. Prohibits a sponsor of a registered apprenticeship program from discriminating against an apprentice or applicant for apprenticeship on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientati...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2524IntroNonpayment of wages; private action. Provides that an employee has a private cause of action against an employer who fails to pay wages. The measure provides that if the court finds that the employer knowingly failed to pay the wages, it shall also a...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2631IntroLocal alternative minimum wage. Establishes a procedure by which a local alternative minimum wage may be imposed in any locality. If imposed by ordinance of the local governing body, the alternative minimum wage requirement shall become effective on ...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB1636IntroVirginia Equal Pay Act; civil penalties. Prohibits Virginia Equal Pay Act; civil penalties. Prohibits private employers from discriminating on the basis of membership in a protected class between employees in the payment of wages or other compensatio...
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2019-01-28
Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (11-Y 2-N)
VASB1423IntroConfidentiality, nondisparagement, or nondisclosure provisions; communication with law-enforcement agencies. Prohibits the use of provisions in contracts, written agreements, or settlement agreements resolving litigation pertaining to the employment ...
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2019-01-23
Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (7-Y 7-N)
VASB1017IntroMinimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to (i) $8.00 per hour effective July 1, 2019; (ii) $9.00 per hour effective July 1, 2020; (iii) $10.10 per hour effective July 1, 2021; and (iv) $11....
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2019-01-21
Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (9-Y 5-N)
VASB1200EngrossMinimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $10 per hour effective July 1, 2019, to $13 per hour effective July 1, 2020, and to $15 per hour effective July 1, 2021, unless a higher minimum w...
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2019-01-21
Defeated by Senate (19-Y 21-N)
VASB1673IntroPrevailing wage; public works contracts; penalty. Requires contractors and subcontractors under any public contract with a state agency for public works to pay wages, salaries, benefits, and other remuneration to any mechanic, laborer, or worker empl...
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2019-01-21
Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (11-Y 4-N)
VASB1059IntroWage 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 or (ii) att...
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2019-01-14
Failed to report (defeated) in Commerce and Labor (4-Y 10-N)
VASB1103IntroPayment of wages. Removes the exemption from the Virginia Minimum Wage Act of any person who normally works and is paid on the basis of the amount of work done.
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2019-01-14
Failed to report (defeated) in Commerce and Labor (6-Y 7-N)
VASB419IntroEqual pay irrespective of sex. Amends the existing law requiring equal pay for equal work irrespective of sex to (i) prohibit unequal provision of benefits and privileges on the basis of sex; (ii) prohibit employers from punishing employees for shari...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
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