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HB 1684 Earned paid sick time.

Introduced by: Mark D. Sickles | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Earned paid sick time. Requires public and private employers with 25 or more employees to provide those employees with earned paid sick time. The measure provides for an employee to earn at least one hour of paid sick leave benefit for every 30 hours worked. An employee shall not use more than 40 hours of earned paid sick time in a year, unless the employer selects a higher limit. Employees shall not be entitled to use accrued earned paid sick time until the ninetieth calendar day following commencement of their employment, unless otherwise permitted by the employer. The bill provides that earned paid sick time may be used (i) for an employee's mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition; an employee's need for medical diagnosis, care, or treatment of a mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition; or an employee's need for preventive medical care; (ii) to provide care to a family member under similar circumstances; (iii) when there is a closure of the employee's place of business or the employee's child's school or place of care due to a public health emergency; or (iv) when an employee's or employee's family member's

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SB 1006 Business entities; annual registration.

Introduced by: Bryce E. Reeves | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Business entities; annual registration. Authorizes domestic and foreign stock corporations with less than 5,000 authorized shares, domestic and foreign nonstock corporations, and domestic and foreign limited liability companies to prepay up to five years of the required annual registration fee.

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SB 995 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority; labor organizations.

Introduced by: Scott A. Surovell | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority; labor organizations. Repeals enactments adopted in 2018 as part of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) funding bills related to bidders, offers, contractors, and subcontractors to WMATA projects located in the Commonwealth participating with labor organizations.

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HB 984 Misclassification of workers; cause of action.

Introduced by: Karrie K. Delaney | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Misclassification of workers; cause of action. Authorizes an individual who has not been properly classified as an employee to bring a civil action for damages against his employer for failing to properly classify the employee if the employer had knowledge of the individual's misclassification. The court may award damages in the amount of any wages, salary, employment benefits, including expenses incurred by the employee that would otherwise have been covered by insurance, or other compensation lost to the individual, a reasonable attorney fee, and the costs incurred by the employee in bringing

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HB 1600 Leave for volunteer firefighters and emergency medical services providers.

Introduced by: James E. Edmunds, II | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Leave for volunteer firefighters and emergency medical services providers. Requires private employers to allow volunteer firefighters and volunteer emergency medical services providers to take leaves of absence from their employment at times when the employee leaves work, or is late for work, due to the employee's providing emergency services as a volunteer firefighter or volunteer emergency medical services provider for or on behalf of, and within the scope of his duties with, his volunteer fire department, or is returning from providing such emergency services. This provision does not apply if the absence of employees from the place of employment reduces the number of employees remaining on the job or at work at such place

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HB 1535 Overtime compensation; penalties.

Introduced by: Ibraheem S. Samirah | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Overtime compensation; penalties. Requires an employer to compensate its employees who are entitled to overtime compensation under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act at a rate not less than one and one-half times the employee's regular rate of pay for any hours worked in excess of 40 hours in any one workweek. The sanctions for an employer's failure to pay such overtime wages, including civil and criminal penalties, are the same as currently provided for failing to pay wages generally.

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HB 1512 Virginia Human Rights Act; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, causes of action.

HB 1512 Virginia Human Rights Act; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, causes of action. Introduced by: Delores L. McQuinn | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Virginia Human Rights Act; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; causes of action. Provides that no employer shall discharge any employee on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including lactation. Currently, the protection against discharging any employee on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions applies only to an employer employing more than five but fewer than 15 persons.

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HB 1407 Misclassification of employees as independent contractors; Department of Taxation to investigate.

HB 1407 Misclassification of employees as independent contractors; Department of Taxation to investigate. Introduced by: Jeion A. Ward | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Misclassification of employees as independent contractors; Department of Taxation to investigate and enforce; civil penalties. Prohibits an employer from classifying an individual as an independent contractor if he is an employee. An individual shall be considered an employee of the party that pays the remuneration for purposes of Titles 40.1 (Labor and Employment), 58.1 (Taxation), 60.2 (Unemployment Compensation), and 65.2 (Workers' Compensation) unless and until it is shown to the satisfaction of the Department of Taxation that such individual is an independent contractor under Internal Revenue Service guidelines. Violators are

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HB 1372 Licensing of retailers of vapor products; penalty.

Introduced by: James A. "Jay" Leftwich | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Licensing of retailers of vapor products; penalty. Requires any person that engages in the retail sale of vapor products to register with the Department of Taxation as a retail dealer. The bill authorizes the Department to charge an application fee not to exceed its costs of enforcement and application processing. The bill provides for recordkeeping requirements and makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor to engage in fraud or misrepresentation in connection with an application.

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