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Human Rights, Division of; annual survey of certain employers.

Requires the Division of Human Rights of the Office of the Attorney General to conduct an annual survey of information on job title, gender, and salary of all employers with 500 or more employees. For purposes of the bill, "employer" is defined as an individual, partnership, association, corporation, legal representative, receiver, trustee, or trustee in bankruptcy doing business in or operating within the Commonwealth who employs another to work for wages or salaries or on commission.

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02/04/2020 House: Committee substitute printed 20107023D-H1 Open
01/06/2020 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101373D Open

            

2020 SESSION

    20107023D
    HOUSE BILL NO. 624
    AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
    (Proposed by the House Committee on General Laws
    on February 4, 2020)
    (Patron Prior to Substitute--Delegate Hurst)
    A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Article 4 of Chapter 5 of Title 2.2 a section numbered 2.2-520.1, relating to the Office of the Attorney General; Division of Human Rights; compensation discrimination information.

    Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

    1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Article 4 of Chapter 5 of Title 2.2 a section numbered 2.2-520.1 as follows:

    2.2-520.1. Discrimination in compensation on the basis of gender.

    A. As used in this section:

    "Compensation" means any payments made to, or on behalf of, an employee or offered to an applicant as remuneration for employment, including salary, wages, overtime pay, shift differentials, bonuses, commissions, vacation and holiday pay, allowances, insurance and other benefits, and retirement.

    "Employee" means the same as that term is defined in � 40.1-2.

    "Employer" means the same as that term is defined in � 40.1-2.

    B. Any company that employs 100 or more employees shall provide annually to the Division the following information for each employee: (i) gender, (ii) race, (iii) job title, (iv) department, (v) job grade or level, (vi) hire date, (vii) job location, (viii) hours worked over the past 52 weeks, (ix) base wage or salary, (x) overtime pay and bonuses or other forms of compensation, (xi) applicable performance scores or ratings, (xii) level of education, and (xiii) years of experience in the relevant field or industry.

    C. By November 30 of each year, the Division shall develop a standard for how to evaluate discrimination in compensation on the basis of gender as prohibited by � 40.1-28.6. Such standard shall be developed utilizing the information received pursuant to subsection B.

    2. That the Division of Human Rights shall provide recommendations regarding appropriate enforcement mechanisms, including causes of action and civil remedies, to address discrimination in compensation to the General Assembly by November 30, 2020.

    Picture Name From Date Type
    Chris L. Hurst D-Richmond Sponsor
    Alfonso H. Lopez D-Richmond Cosponsor
    Date Branch Action
    01/30/2020 House House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (4-Y 3-N)
    01/30/2020 House House: Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
    01/15/2020 House House: Assigned GL sub: Professions/Occupations and Adminstrative Process
    01/06/2020 House House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101373D
    01/06/2020 House House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
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    Requires the Division of Human Rights of the Office of the Attorney General to conduct an annual survey of information on job title, gender, and salary of all employers with 500 or more employees. For purposes of the bill, "employer" is defined as an individual, partnership, association, corporation, legal representative, receiver, trustee, or trustee in bankruptcy doing business in or operating within the Commonwealth who employs another to work for wages or salaries or on commi
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    Bill TEXT Points.
    This Bill has been listed with the following Subjects from Texts:
    Human Rights
    2-520 of the Code of Virginia, relating to the Office of the Attorney General; Division of Human Rights; annual survey of certain employers


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