Shared work programs; established. (SB1474)

Introduced By

Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Unemployment compensation; shared work programs.  Establishes a shared work program that provides employers with the option of reducing the hours worked by employees, while permitting the employees whose hours are reduced to receive partial compensation for lost wages. Program participation requires Virginia Employment Commission approval of a plan, which must provide that the reduction in hours of work is in lieu of a layoff of an equivalent percentage of employees, and that employees' fringe benefits cannot be reduced or eliminated during the plan. Employees must be available to work and available for full-time work with a participating work sharing employer. Read the Bill »


02/07/2011: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/21/2011Presented and ordered printed 11104017D
01/21/2011Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/04/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1474)
02/07/2011Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor with letter (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Letter sent to Commission on Unemployment Compensation