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VASB7EnrollMinimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $9.50 per hour effective January 1, 2021; to $11.00 per hour effective January 1, 2022; to $12.00 per hour effective January 1, 2023; to $13.50 pe...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB330EnrollCovenants 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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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB337EnrollNonpayment 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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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB395EnrollMinimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $9.50 per hour effective January 1, 2021; to $11.00 per hour effective January 1, 2022; to $12.00 per hour effective January 1, 2023; to $13.50 pe...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB582EnrollLabor and employment; collective bargaining; employees of counties, cities, and towns. Permits counties, cities, and towns to adopt local ordinances authorizing them to (i) recognize any labor union or other employee association as a bargaining agent...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB798EnrollEmployment; 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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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1049EnrollProhibited 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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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB480EnrollCovenants 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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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB838EnrollNonpayment of wages; private action; liability for payment of wages due under construction contracts; penalties. Provides that an employee has a private cause of action, individually, jointly, with other aggrieved employees as a collective action, or...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB939EnrollLabor and employment; collective bargaining; employees of counties, cities, and towns. Permits counties, cities, and towns to adopt local ordinances authorizing them to (i) recognize any labor union or other employee association as a bargaining agent...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB894PassMisclassification 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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2020-03-18
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 381 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB8EnrollPrevailing wage; public works contracts; penalty. Requires contractors and subcontractors under any public contract with a state agency, or with a locality that has adopted an ordinance requiring the payment of prevailing wages, for public works to p...
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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB56EnrollMinimum wage; tipped employees; classification. Prohibits an employer from classifying an individual as a tipped employee if the individual is prohibited by applicable federal or state law or regulation from soliciting tips.
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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB390EnrollAlcoholic beverage control; license and fee reform. Reorganizes all alcoholic beverage control licenses pursuant to the three-tier structure and license privileges, consolidates many licenses with common privileges, aligns license fee amounts with en...
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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB389EnrollAlcoholic beverage control; license and fee reform. Reorganizes all alcoholic beverage control licenses pursuant to the three-tier structure and license privileges, consolidates many licenses with common privileges, aligns license fee amounts with en...
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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1252EnrollApprenticeship 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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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB48EnrollNonpayment 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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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB78EnrollMinimum wage; pay based on work done. Eliminates the exemption to Virginia's minimum wage requirements for persons who normally work and are paid based on the amount of work done.
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB123EnrollNonpayment of wages; cause of action; penalties. 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 wer...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB622EnrollLimiting 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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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB833EnrollPrevailing wage; public works contracts; penalty. Requires contractors and subcontractors under any public contract with a state agency, or with a locality that has adopted an ordinance requiring the payment of prevailing wages, for public works to p...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB481FailEarned paid sick time. Requires public and private employers with 15 or more employees to provide those employees with earned paid sick time; however, the provisions of the bill would not apply to an employer that has entered into a bona fide collect...
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2020-03-12
Failed to pass in Senate
VASB804EnrollVirginia Minimum Wage Act; domestic service. Eliminates the exclusion in the Virginia Minimum Wage Act for persons employed in domestic service. The bill requires the Secretary of Commerce and Trade to convene a work group consisting of representativ...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB662PassEmployee 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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2020-03-11
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 271 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB49PassNonpayment 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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2020-03-10
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 205 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB336PassNonpayment 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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2020-03-10
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 206 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB689PassWage payment statements. Limits the scope of the requirement enacted in 2019 that requires periodic wage payment statements to show the number of hours worked during the pay period. The measure requires the statement (i) to show the number of hours w...
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2020-03-10
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 202 (effective 3/10/20)
VAHB984PassMisclassification 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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2020-03-10
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 203 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1199PassEmployee 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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2020-03-10
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 204 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB346EngrossDepartment 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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2020-02-27
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB416EngrossWage 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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2020-02-24
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB673EngrossCruelty 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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2020-02-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB333EngrossVirginia 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.
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2020-02-17
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB800EngrossEmployment; 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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2020-02-17
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB153IntroRight 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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2020-02-11
To House Appropriations Committee
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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2020-02-11
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
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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2020-02-11
To House Appropriations Committee
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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2020-02-11
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
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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2020-02-11
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
VAHB439IntroRelocation of call centers to a foreign country; notification requirements. Requires certain call centers that intend to relocate operations from the Commonwealth to a foreign country to give the Commissioner of Labor and Industry at least 120 days' ...
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2020-02-11
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB550IntroMinimum wage; tipped employees. Requires employers to pay a tipped employee at a rate not less than the minimum wage set forth in the Virginia Minimum Wage Act for time that the tipped employee regularly performs services in the course of his employm...
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2020-02-11
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
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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2020-02-11
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
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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2020-02-11
To House Appropriations Committee
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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2020-02-11
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
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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2020-02-11
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
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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2020-02-11
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
VASB427IntroEmployee 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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2020-02-09
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB426IntroFair share fees. Authorizes an employer, pursuant to an Fair share fees. Authorizes an employer, pursuant to an agreement between the employer and a labor union or labor organization, to require as a condition of employment any employee who is not a ...
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2020-02-09
Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (12-Y 3-N)
VAHB339IntroMinimum 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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2020-02-06
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
VAHB338IntroVirginia 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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2020-02-06
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
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