Nonpayment of wages; investigations. (SB49)

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; investigations. Authorizes the Commissioner of Labor and Industry, if he acquires information during an investigation of a complaint of an employer's failure or refusal to pay wages and that information creates a reasonable belief that other employees of the same employer may not have been paid wages, to investigate whether the employer has failed or refused to make a required payment of wages to other employees. The measure also provides that if the Commissioner finds in the course of such investigation that the employer has committed a violation, the Commissioner may institute proceedings on behalf of any employee against his employer. In such proceedings, the Commissioner is not required to have obtained a written complaint of the violation or the written and signed consent of any employee. Read the Bill »

Status

02/18/2020: passed committee

History

DateAction
11/18/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100694D
11/18/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/14/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB49)
02/03/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
02/18/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce (14-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)

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