Virginia Minimum Wage Act; removes exemptions that exclude newsboys, shoe-shine boys. (HB2001)

Introduced By

Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Payment of wages. Removes the exemptions that exclude newsboys, shoe-shine boys, ushers, doormen, concession attendants, and theater cashiers from coverage under the Virginia Minimum Wage Act (the Act). The measure limits the Act's exemption for babysitters to those not employed more than 10 hours per week. The measure eliminates the Act's exemption for persons employed by an employer that does not have four or more employees. The measure requires a court to award attorney fees incurred by an employee who is awarded judgment in an action for a violation of the Act; currently, awarding such fees is permitted but not required. The measure expands the information an employer is required to provide to its employees when wages are paid. The measure also authorizes the Commissioner of Labor and Industry to institute proceedings and take enforcement action against an employer if he has reason to believe that the employer has engaged in a pattern or practice of violations. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103225D
01/07/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/10/2019Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #2
01/22/2019Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (4-Y 0-N)
02/05/2019Left in Commerce and Labor