|Introduced in House||Passed House||Introduced in Senate||Passed Senate||Became Law|
Minimum wage; increases to $10.10 per hour effective January 1, 2021, etc.
Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour effective January 1, 2021, unless a higher minimum wage is required by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Effective January 1, 2022, the minimum wage shall be adjusted biennially to reflect annual increases in the consumer price index over the two most recent calendar years. The measure also provides that the Virginia minimum wage applies to persons whose employment is covered by the FLSA and to persons employed by the Commonwealth, its agencies or political subdivisions, or a public body.
|01/06/2020||House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101615D||Open|
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That �� 40.1-28.9 and 40.1-28.10 of the Code of Virginia are amended and reenacted as follows:
� 40.1-28.9. Definitions; determining wage of tipped employee.
A. As used in this article:
"Employee" includes any individual employed by an employer, except the following:
1. Any person employed as a farm laborer or farm employee;
2. Any person employed in domestic service or in or about a private home or in an eleemosynary institution primarily supported by public funds;
3. Any person engaged in the activities of an educational,
charitable, religious, or
nonprofit organization where the relationship of employer-employee does not, in
where the services rendered to such organizations are organization is on a voluntary
4. Caddies on golf courses;
5. Traveling salesmen or outside salesmen working on a commission basis; taxicab drivers and operators;
6. Any person under the age of 18 in the employ of his
father, mother parent or legal guardian;
7. Any person confined in any penal or corrective institution
Commonwealth or any of its political subdivisions or
admitted to a state hospital or training center operated by the Department of
Behavioral Health and Developmental Services;
8. Any person employed by a summer camp for boys, girls, or both boys and girls;
9. Any person under the age of 16, regardless of by whom employed;
10. Any person who normally works and is paid based on the amount of work done;
Any person whose employment
is covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended; 12. Any
person whose earning capacity is impaired by physical deficiency, mental
illness, or intellectual disability; 13. 12. Students participating in a
bona fide educational program; 14. 13. Any person employed by an
employer who that does not have four or
more persons employed at any one time ;, provided that husbands, wives the spouse, sons, daughters children, and parents of the an
individual employer shall not be counted in determining the
number of persons employed; 15. 14. Any person who is less than
18 years of age and who is currently enrolled on a full-time basis in any
secondary school, institution of higher education,
or trade school, provided that the
person is not employed more than 20 hours per week; 16. 15. Any person of any age who
is currently enrolled on a full-time basis in any secondary school, institution
of higher education, or
trade school and is in a work-study program or its equivalent at the
institution at which he or she
is enrolled as a student; 17. 16. Any person who is less than
18 years of age and who is under the jurisdiction and direction of a juvenile
and domestic relations district court; or 18. 17. Any person who works as a
babysitter for fewer than 10 hours per week.
"Employer" includes any individual, partnership,
association, corporation, or
, or any person or groups group
of persons acting directly or indirectly in the interest of an employer in
relation to an employee. "Employer"
includes the Commonwealth, any of its agencies, institutions, or political
subdivisions, and any public body.
"Federal minimum wage" means the minimum wage or, if applicable, the federal training wage prescribed by the U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act (29 U.S.C. � 201 et seq.).
"Wages" means legal tender of the United States or
checks or drafts on banks negotiable into cash on demand or upon acceptance at
; provided, wages may include. "Wages" includes
the reasonable cost to the employer of furnishing meals and for
lodging to an employee , if such
board or lodging is customarily furnished by the employer ,
and used by the employee.
B. In determining the wage of a tipped employee, the amount paid such employee by his employer shall be deemed to be increased on account of tips by an amount determined by the employer, except in the case of an employee who establishes by clear and convincing evidence that the actual amount of tips received by him was less than the amount determined by the employer. In such case, the amount paid such employee by his employer shall be deemed to have been increased by such lesser amount.
� 40.1-28.10. Minimum wages.
Every A. Prior to January 1, 2021, every employer
shall pay to each of his its employees wages at a rate not
less than the federal minimum wage and a training wage as
prescribed by the U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act (29 U.S.C. � 201 et seq.).
B. From January 1, 2021, until January 1, 2022, every employer shall pay to each of its employees wages at a rate not less than the greater of (i) $10.10 per hour or (ii) the federal minimum wage.
C. From and after January 1, 2022, every employer shall pay to each of its employees wages at a rate not less than the greater of (i) the adjusted state hourly minimum wage or (ii) the federal minimum wage. As used in this subsection, "adjusted state hourly minimum wage" means the amount established by the Commissioner pursuant to subsection D.
D. By October 1, 2021, and biennially thereafter, the Commissioner shall establish the adjusted state hourly minimum wage that shall be in effect during the 24-month period commencing on the following January 1. The Commissioner shall set the adjusted state hourly minimum wage at the sum of (i) the amount of the state hourly minimum wage rate that is in effect on the date such adjustment is made and (ii) a percentage of the amount described in clause (i) that is equal to the percentage by which the United States Average Consumer Price Index for all items, all urban consumers (CPI-U), as published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor, or a successor index as calculated by the U.S. Department of Labor, has increased during the two most recent calendar years for which such information is available. The amount of each biennial adjustment shall not be less than zero.
|Roslyn C. Tyler||D-Richmond||Cosponsor|
|Patrick A. Hope||D-Richmond||Cosponsor|
|Jennifer B. Boysko||D-Richmond||Cosponsor|
|01/26/2020||House||House: Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1|
|01/06/2020||House||House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101615D|
|01/06/2020||House||House: Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce|