Payment of wages to employees; requires employers to maintain and preserve certain records. (HB1729)

Introduced By

Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Payment of wages to employees. Requires employers to maintain and preserve records regarding the rate of pay, hours worked, earnings due, wages paid, and related matters for each employee. The measure provides a standard for how an employee, in an action to collect unpaid wages, may meet his burden of establishing that he is entitled to the wages. The measure also amends an employee's existing private right of action for unpaid wages by requiring the court to award attorney fees and other costs to a prevailing employee. In such a proceeding, unless the employer shows good faith, the court shall award to the employee three times the amount of unpaid wages. An action for unpaid wages shall be commenced within two years after the action accrued, or within three years if the violation is willful. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102591D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/10/2013Assigned C & L sub: #2
01/17/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1729)
01/29/2013Tabled in Commerce and Labor