Employment; covenants not to compete, clarifies definition of low-wage employees, civil penalty. (HB330)

Introduced By

Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg (D-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Employment; covenants not to compete; low-wage employees; civil penalty. Prohibits an employer from entering into a covenant not to compete with any of its low-wage employees. Any employer that violates this prohibition is subject to a civil penalty of $10,000 for each violation. The measure authorizes a low-wage employee to bring a civil action against an employer that attempts to enforce a prohibited covenant not to compete. Read the Bill »


02/17/2020: passed committee


01/01/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102056D
01/01/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/14/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
01/16/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB330)
01/28/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
01/30/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Read first time
02/04/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2020Read third time and passed House (95-Y 3-N 1-A)
02/05/2020VOTE: Passage (95-Y 3-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/17/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (14-Y 1-N)

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