Attorney General, Office of the; misclassification of employees as independent contractors. (HB1106)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon) with support from co-patrons Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), and Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)

Progress

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

Description

Office of the Attorney General; misclassification of employees as independent contractors. Authorizes the Attorney General, upon reasonable cause to believe that a person is wrongfully misclassifying employees within the Commonwealth as independent contractors, to conduct an investigation into such possible wrongful misclassification. Upon probable cause that a person has wrongfully misclassified employees within the Commonwealth as independent contractors, the Attorney General shall have the authority to file a complaint in the circuit court where such person is located, seeking recovery of all amounts owed to departments and commissions of Virginia, unpaid wages or overtime for employees, and any other losses of benefits, amounts due under the law, and damages employees suffered due to the wrongful misclassification. The circuit court may award judgment in the amount owed, including prejudgment and postjudgment interest, and assess all costs and reasonable attorney fees against a person who wrongfully misclassified employees as independent contractors. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/10/2018Committee
01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101871D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
01/26/2018Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (3-Y 5-N)
02/15/2018Left in Courts of Justice