Workers' compensation; foreign injuries. (HB47)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas) with support from co-patron Del. Clinton Jenkins (D-Suffolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Workers' compensation; foreign injuries. Provides that an injured employee is eligible for benefits under the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act when a compensable accident happens while the employee is employed outside Virginia if (i) the employment contract was not expressly for services exclusively to be performed outside Virginia and (ii) either the employer's place of business is in Virginia or the employee regularly performs work on the employer's behalf in Virginia and resides in Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/22/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100827D
11/22/2019Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/14/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
01/15/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB47)
02/11/2020Left in Labor and Commerce


Ronald N Quasebarth writes:

This sounds like yet another job killer for small business. Limit it to employers of 200 employees or more and explain the real action of the bill better.