Nonpayment of wages; private action. (HB2524)

Introduced By

Del. Ronnie Campbell (R-Raphine) with support from co-patron Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-Woodbridge)

Progress

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

Description

Nonpayment of wages; private action. Provides that an employee has a private cause of action against an employer who fails to pay wages. The measure provides that if the court finds that the employer knowingly failed to pay the wages, it shall also award the employee reasonable attorney fees and other costs. If the court finds that the employer's failure to pay wages was willful and with intent to defraud the employee, the court shall award the employee reasonable attorney fees and other costs plus an additional sum equal to treble the amount of wages due. Amends § 40.1-29, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/09/2019Committee
01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102364D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2019Referred from Courts of Justice
01/21/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/22/2019Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #2
01/29/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (7-Y 1-N)
01/31/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (11-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Read second time
02/04/2019Motion to refer to committee agreed to
02/04/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/05/2019Left in Courts of Justice

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