Nonpayment of wages; private cause of action by an employee. (HB204)

Introduced By

Del. Ronnie Campbell (R-Raphine)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Nonpayment of wages; private action. Provides that an employee has a private cause of action against an employer who fails to pay wages to recover the amount of wages due plus interest at eight percent annually from the date the wages were due. If the court finds that the employer knowingly failed to pay wages, the court shall 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 also award the employee three times the amount of wages due. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/27/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102271D
12/27/2019Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/14/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
01/28/2020Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (7-Y 0-N)
02/11/2020Left in Labor and Commerce