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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.
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.
|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|