Nonpayment of wages; discriminatory actions prohibited. (SB48)

Introduced By

Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)

Progress

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

Description

Nonpayment of wages; discriminatory actions prohibited. Prohibits an employer from discharging or otherwise discriminating against an employee because such employee has filed any complaint or instituted or caused to be instituted any proceeding related to the failure to pay wages, or has testified or is about to testify in any such proceeding. The measure authorizes the Commissioner of Labor and Industry to institute proceedings against an employer who has taken such prohibited discriminatory action. Available remedies include reinstatement of the employee, recovery of lost wages, and liquidated damages. This bill is identical to HB 337. Read the Bill »

Status

03/03/2020: Passed the General Assembly

History

DateAction
11/18/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100693D
11/18/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB48)
02/03/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/06/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Read second time
02/11/2020Reading of amendment waived
02/11/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/11/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended SB48E
02/11/2020Printed as engrossed 20100693D-E
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2020Placed on Calendar
02/14/2020Read first time
02/14/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
02/18/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce with amendment (14-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Read second time
02/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB48E)
02/21/2020Read third time
02/21/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/21/2020Engrossed by House as amended
02/21/2020Passed House with amendment (68-Y 29-N)
02/21/2020VOTE: Passage (68-Y 29-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020House amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Enrolled
03/02/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB48ER)
03/02/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB48ER)
03/02/2020Signed by Speaker
03/03/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020

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