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Nonpayment of wages; discriminatory actions prohibited.
Prohibits an employer from discharging or otherwise discriminating against an employee because such employee has filed any complaint or instituted or caused to be instituted any proceeding related to the failure to pay wages, or has testified or is about to testify in any such proceeding. The measure authorizes the Commissioner of Labor and Industry to institute proceedings against an employer who has taken such prohibited discriminatory action. Available remedies include reinstatement of the employee, recovery of lost wages, and liquidated damages.
Patrons-- Price, Bagby, Delaney, Hope, Jenkins, Kory, Krizek, Levine, Lindsey, Rasoul, Simon, Simonds and Willett
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Article 2 of Chapter 3 of Title 40.1 a section numbered 40.1-33.1 as follows:
� 40.1-33.1. Discriminatory actions prohibited.
A. An employer shall not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against an employee because such employee has filed any complaint or instituted or caused to be instituted any proceeding under � 40.1-29, or has testified or is about to testify in any such proceeding.
B. Any employee who is discharged or in any other manner discriminated against in a manner prohibited by this section may file a complaint with the Commissioner, and the Commissioner, with the written and signed consent of an employee, may institute proceedings on behalf of an employee for appropriate remedies for such action, including reinstatement of the employee and recovering lost wages and an additional amount equal to the lost wages as liquidated damages.
|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|
|Mark H. Levine||D-Richmond||Cosponsor|
|Paul E. Krizek||D-Richmond||Cosponsor|
|Clinton L. Jenkins||D-Richmond||Cosponsor|
|Patrick A. Hope||D-Richmond||Cosponsor|
|Karrie K. Delaney||D-Richmond||Cosponsor|
|01/30/2020||House||House: Reported from Labor and Commerce (20-Y 1-N)|
|01/28/2020||House||House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)|
|01/14/2020||House||House: Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1|
|01/01/2020||House||House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102627D|
|01/01/2020||House||House: Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce|