Payment of wages to employees; requires employers to maintain and preserve certain records. (SB816)

Introduced By

Sen. Don McEachin (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


12/20/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100819D
12/20/2012Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/14/2013Reported from Commerce and Labor (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/14/2013Rereferred to Finance
01/17/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB816)
01/23/2013Reported from Finance with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Read second time
01/25/2013Reading of amendment waived
01/25/2013Committee amendment agreed to
01/25/2013Engrossed by Senate as amended SB816E
01/25/2013Printed as engrossed 13100819D-E
01/28/2013Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2013Placed on Calendar
02/02/2013Read first time
02/02/2013Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/12/2013Failed to report (defeated) in Commerce and Labor (6-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)