Payment of wages; discrimination between employees on basis of sex. (SB772)

Introduced By

Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg), and Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Equal pay irrespective of sex. Amends existing law requiring equal pay for equal work irrespective of sex to (i) increase the penalty for a violation from double unpaid wages to triple unpaid wages plus reasonable attorney fees; (ii) prohibit employers from punishing employees for sharing salary information with their coworkers; and (iii) prohibit unequal provision of benefits and privileges. The measure also deletes the exemption for employers covered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act from the Commonwealth's prohibition on discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/23/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100882D
12/23/2014Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/19/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB772)
01/26/2015Committee amendments
01/26/2015Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)