Employment; wage inquiries, prohibited retaliatory action. (HB802)

Introduced By

Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville) with support from co-patrons Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly), and Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Employment; wage inquiries; prohibited retaliatory action. Prohibits any public or private employer from (i) refusing to interview, hire, or employ an applicant for employment because the applicant does not provide wage history; (ii) retaliating against an applicant for employment because the applicant does not provide wage history; or (iii) relying on the wage history of an applicant to determine the wages offered by the employer to such individual. An applicant or employee who is aggrieved by a violation may bring a private action against the employer. The measure also prohibits an employer from taking other retaliatory action against an employee because the employee (a) reports a violation or suspected violation of any law to a supervisor or to any governmental body or law-enforcement official; (b) is requested by a governmental body or law-enforcement official to participate in an investigation, hearing, or inquiry; (c) refuses to engage in a criminal act that would subject the employee to criminal liability; (d) refuses an employer's order to perform an action that the employee believes violates any law; (e) provides information to or testifies before any governmental body or law-enforcement official conducting an investigation into any alleged violation by the employer; or (f) makes a prohibited wage inquiry. This bill was incorporated into HB 416. Read the Bill »


01/30/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104360D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/16/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
01/28/2020Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB416-Cole, J.G.)
01/30/2020Incorporated by Labor and Commerce (HB416-Cole, J.G.)