Minimum wage; exclusions, tips. (HB1259)

Introduced By

Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Minimum wage; exclusions; tips. Excludes any tips received by an employee when determining the amount of wages paid by an employer to its employee under the Virginia Minimum Wage Act (the Act). The measure provides that the Act applies to the following employees who are currently excluded: (i) any person employed as a farm laborer or farm employee; (ii) newsboys, shoe-shine boys, caddies on golf courses, ushers, doormen, concession attendants, and cashiers in theaters; (iii) taxicab drivers and operators; (iv) any person whose employment is covered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act; and (v) employees of state agencies and local governments. The measure also provides that the Act applies to a person whose earning capacity is impaired by physical deficiency, mental illness, or intellectual disability with respect to services provided on and after July 1, 2020. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18104318D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/23/2018Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #2
02/01/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1259)
02/06/2018Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (2-Y 5-N)
02/13/2018Left in Commerce and Labor


Josie Kinkade writes:

You are leaving babysitters out of this protection???? So we're fixing the racist part left-over from Jim Crow but leaving in the sexist part? Everyone deserves a living wage. If you're excluding baby-sitters because of age, then make the rule about age, not about type of work. Child-care too expensive? Then have it covered or partially covered by employers and/or the government, not by baby-sitters who are on the bottom of the pile.