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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.

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01/01/2020 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102626D Open

            

2020 SESSION

    20102626D
    HOUSE BILL NO. 336
    Offered January 8, 2020
    Prefiled January 1, 2020
    A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 40.1-29.1, relating to the authority of the Department of Labor and Industry to investigate employers for failure to pay wages.
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    Patrons-- Price, Bagby, Bourne, Delaney, Hope, Jenkins, Kory, Krizek, Levine, Lindsey, Simon, Simonds and Willett
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    Referred to Committee on General Laws
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    Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

    1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 40.1-29.1 as follows:

    40.1-29.1. Investigations of employers for nonpayment of wages.

    If in the course of an investigation of a complaint of an employers failure or refusal to pay wages in accordance with the requirements of � 40.1-29, the Commissioner acquires information creating a reasonable belief that other employees of the same employer may not have been paid wages in accordance with such requirements, the Commissioner shall have the authority to investigate whether the employer has failed or refused to make any required payment of wages to other employees of the employer as required by � 40.1-29. If the Commissioner finds in the course of such investigation that the employer has violated a provision of � 40.1-29, the Commissioner may institute proceedings on behalf of any employee against his employer. Such proceedings shall be undertaken in accordance with the provisions of � 40.1-29, except that the Commissioner shall not require a written complaint of the violation or the written and signed consent of any employee as a condition of instituting such proceedings.

    Picture Name From Date Type
    Marcia S. (Cia) Price D-Richmond Sponsor
    Rodney T. Willett D-Richmond Cosponsor
    Shelly A. Simonds D-Richmond Cosponsor
    Marcus B. Simon D-Richmond Cosponsor
    Joseph C. Lindsey D-Richmond Cosponsor
    Paul E. Krizek D-Richmond Cosponsor
    Kaye Kory D-Richmond Cosponsor
    Clinton L. Jenkins D-Richmond Cosponsor
    Patrick A. Hope D-Richmond Cosponsor
    Karrie K. Delaney D-Richmond Cosponsor
    Jeffrey M. Bourne D-Richmond Cosponsor
    Lamont Bagby D-Richmond Cosponsor
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    Date Branch Action
    01/30/2020 House House: Reported from Labor and Commerce (16-Y 6-N)
    01/28/2020 House House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N)
    01/21/2020 House House: Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
    01/16/2020 House House: Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
    01/01/2020 House House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102626D
    01/01/2020 House House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
    Summary
    Congress - Bill Number Major Title
    Branch Vote Date Yes No Not Voting
    House 1/30/2020 12:00:00 AM 16 6 0
    House 1/21/2020 12:00:00 AM 6 1 0
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    Start Description.
    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 invest
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    Bill TEXT Points.
    This Bill has been listed with the following Subjects from Texts:
    Industry
    1, relating to the authority of the Department of Labor and Industry to investigate employers for failure to pay wages

    Labor
    1, relating to the authority of the Department of Labor and Industry to investigate employers for failure to pay wages


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