Covenants not to compete; health care professionals, civil penalty. (HB580)

Introduced By

Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg (D-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Covenants not to compete; health care professionals; civil penalty. Adds health care professionals as a category of employee with whom no employer shall enter into, enforce, or threaten to enforce a covenant not to compete. The bill defines "health care professional" as any physician, nurse, nurse practitioner, physician's assistant, pharmacist, social worker, dietitian, physical and occupational therapist, and medical technologist authorized to provide health care services in the Commonwealth. The bill provides that any employer that violates the prohibition against covenants not to compete with an employee health care professional is subject to a civil penalty of $10,000 for each violation. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101943D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
01/19/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB580)
01/28/2022Assigned sub: Subcommittee #1
02/01/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (4-Y 3-N)
02/15/2022Left in Commerce and Energy

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