Wages; cause of action against an employer for nonpayment. (HB2283)

Introduced By

Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patrons Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), and Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Nonpayment of wages; private action. Provides that an employee has cause of action against an employer who fails to pay wages. The measure provides that if the court finds that the employer failed to pay wages, it shall award the employee the amount of wages due, plus interest at eight percent annually from the date the wages were due, reasonable attorney fees, and other costs. In addition, if the court finds that the employer's failure to pay wages was willful and with intent to defraud the employee, the court is required to award the employee an additional sum equal to the amount of wages due. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2017Presented and ordered printed 17103283D
01/11/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2017Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
01/25/2017Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/07/2017Left in Courts of Justice