Employer seeking wage or salary history of prospective employees; prohibited. (HB990)

Introduced By

Del. Michelle Maldonado (D-Manassas) with support from co-patrons Del. Nadarius Clark (D-Portsmouth), Del. Marty Martinez (D-Leesburg), and Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Prohibiting employer seeking wage or salary history of prospective employees; wage or salary range transparency; cause of action. Prohibits a prospective employer from (i) seeking the wage or salary history of a prospective employee; (ii) relying on the wage or salary history of a prospective employee in determining the wages or salary the prospective employee is to be paid upon hire; (iii) relying on the wage or salary history of a prospective employee in considering the prospective employee for employment; (iv) refusing to interview, hire, employ, or promote a prospective employee or otherwise retaliating against a prospective employee for not providing wage or salary history; and (v) failing or refusing to disclose in each public and internal posting for each job, promotion, transfer, or other employment opportunity the wage, salary, or wage or salary range. The bill establishes a cause of action for an aggrieved prospective employee or employee and provides that an employer that violates such prohibitions is liable to the aggrieved prospective employee or employee for statutory damages between $1,000 and $10,000 or actual damages, whichever is greater, reasonable attorney fees and costs, and any other legal and equitable relief as may be appropriate. This bill is identical to SB 370. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24102975D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/18/2024Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #2
01/25/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
01/30/2024Reported from Labor and Commerce (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2024Read first time
02/02/2024Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2024Passed by for the day
02/06/2024Read third time and passed House (51-Y 47-N)
02/06/2024VOTE: Passage (51-Y 47-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2024Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/19/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/19/2024Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2024Committee substitute printed 24107923D-S1
02/21/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2024Read third time
02/22/2024Reading of substitute waived
02/22/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107923D-S1
02/22/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB990S1
02/22/2024Passed Senate with substitute (21-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB990S1)
02/26/2024Senate substitute agreed to by House 24107923D-S1 (50-Y 46-N)
02/26/2024VOTE: Adoption (50-Y 46-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB990ER)
02/29/2024Signed by Speaker
03/01/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB990ER)
03/03/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
03/14/2024G Vetoed by Governor
04/17/2024House sustained Governor's veto

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