Misclassification of workers; cause of action. (SB894)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)

Progress

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

Description

Misclassification of workers; cause of action. Authorizes an individual who has not been properly classified as an employee to bring a civil action for damages against his employer for failing to properly classify the employee if the employer had knowledge of the individual's misclassification. The court may award damages in the amount of any wages, salary, employment benefits, including expenses incurred by the employee that would otherwise have been covered by insurance, or other compensation lost to the individual, a reasonable attorney fee, and the costs incurred by the employee in bringing the action. The measure provides that an individual who performs services for a person for remuneration shall be presumed to be an employee unless it is shown that the individual is an independent contractor as determined under the Internal Revenue Service guidelines. This bill is identical to HB 984. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20105117D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB894)
02/09/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2020Placed on Calendar
02/18/2020Read first time
02/18/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
02/25/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Read second time
02/28/2020Read third time
02/28/2020Passed House (64-Y 35-N)
02/28/2020VOTE: Passage (64-Y 35-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Enrolled
03/05/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB894ER)
03/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB894ER)
03/06/2020Signed by Speaker
03/07/2020Signed 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
03/18/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 381 (effective 7/1/20)
03/18/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0381)