Wages and salaries; eliminates payment by prepaid cards, etc., without employee's consent. (HB1445)

Introduced By

Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton) with support from co-patrons Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), and Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Payment of wages and salaries; prepaid cards. Eliminates the ability of an employer to pay wages and salaries to an employee by credit to a prepaid debit card or card account without the employee's consent. Under current law, an employer may pay wages and salaries to an employee by credit to a prepaid debit card or card account without the employee's consent if the employee does not designate an account at a financial institution to which payment may be sent by automated fund transfer. This measure allows payment of wages to be made by credit to a prepaid debit card or card account if the employee affirmatively consents and the employer discloses any applicable fees. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
11/30/2016Committee
11/30/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100389D
11/30/2016Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/11/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1445)
01/12/2017Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #1
01/19/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 4-N)
01/24/2017Tabled in Commerce and Labor

Comments

marshamaines writes:

I support this bill. Employers are STILL PAYING their workers $2.12 an hour for restaurant jobs and then IMPUTING INCOME under presumption of "tips received at 10%" - then deducting taxes.
THIS IS THEFT. not to mention totally unethical.
Mandating a MINIMUM WAGE FOR ALL W-4 consenting employees for ALL Employers serves two purposes * allows employers to pay by Private Contract directly to their contracted workers w/o government interference/liability
* permits employers and taxation authorities to collect based on ONE set of Books, instead of multiple sets of books (even tho acceptable under the (GAAP) which Encourages money laundering activity.