Employment; covenants not to compete, low-wage employees. (HB1792)

Introduced By

Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg (D-Henrico) with support from co-patron Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Employment; covenants not to compete; low-wage employees. Prohibits an employer from entering into a covenant not to compete with any of its low-wage employees. The measure declares that covenants not to compete entered into by an employer and a low-wage employee are contrary to public policy and are void and unenforceable. The measure defines a low-wage employee as one whose average weekly earnings are less than the average weekly wage of the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/27/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101929D
12/27/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/10/2019Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #1
01/10/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1792)
01/29/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2019Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (3-Y 5-N)
02/05/2019Left in Commerce and Labor