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HB 1967 Virginia Jobs Investment Program and Fund; minimum wage requirements. Introduced by: Lamont Bagby | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Virginia Jobs Investment Program and Fund; minimum wage requirements. Adjusts the minimum entry-level wage rate per hour a company is required to pay in order to be eligible for assistance under the Virginia Jobs Invest

By |2021-01-29T07:58:31-05:00January 29th, 2021|Free Markets|Comments Off on HB 1967 Virginia Jobs Investment Program and Fund; minimum wage requirements. Introduced by: Lamont Bagby | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Virginia Jobs Investment Program and Fund; minimum wage requirements. Adjusts the minimum entry-level wage rate per hour a company is required to pay in order to be eligible for assistance under the Virginia Jobs Invest

HB 1881 Enterprise zone job creation grants; wage requirements. Introduced by: Steve E. Heretick | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Enterprise zone job creation grants. Provides that, for purposes of wage requirements for the enterprise zone job creation grant program, the minimum wage shall be the higher of the state minimum wage or the federal minimum wage. The bill also reduces the percentage of the minimum wage that grant eligible jobs must mee

By |2021-01-29T07:57:01-05:00January 29th, 2021|Free Markets|Comments Off on HB 1881 Enterprise zone job creation grants; wage requirements. Introduced by: Steve E. Heretick | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Enterprise zone job creation grants. Provides that, for purposes of wage requirements for the enterprise zone job creation grant program, the minimum wage shall be the higher of the state minimum wage or the federal minimum wage. The bill also reduces the percentage of the minimum wage that grant eligible jobs must mee

SB 1360 Virginia Human Rights Act; nondiscrimination in employment, sexual harassment. Introduced by: Jennifer L. McClellan | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Virginia Human Rights Act; nondiscrimination in employment; sexual harassment and workplace harassment. Clarifies, by defining sexual harassment and workplace harassment, what constitutes an unlawful employment practice if engaged in by an employer. The bill also provides (i) a nonexhaustive list of factors to consider when determining whether certain conduct constitutes workplace harassment, (ii) that a person claiming to be aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice may file a written complaint with the Division of Human Rights within two years after the

By |2021-01-29T06:00:16-05:00January 29th, 2021|anti-discrimination/LGBT/hate crime, Free Markets|Comments Off on SB 1360 Virginia Human Rights Act; nondiscrimination in employment, sexual harassment. Introduced by: Jennifer L. McClellan | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Virginia Human Rights Act; nondiscrimination in employment; sexual harassment and workplace harassment. Clarifies, by defining sexual harassment and workplace harassment, what constitutes an unlawful employment practice if engaged in by an employer. The bill also provides (i) a nonexhaustive list of factors to consider when determining whether certain conduct constitutes workplace harassment, (ii) that a person claiming to be aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice may file a written complaint with the Division of Human Rights within two years after the

HB 1864 Virginia Human Rights Act; expands definition of employer. Introduced by: Marcia S. “Cia” Price | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Virginia Human Rights Act; definition of employer; person employing one or more domestic workers. Expands the definition of “employer” for all purposes of the Virginia Human Rights Act to include a person employing one or more domestic workers, as defined in the bill.

By |2021-01-29T05:27:41-05:00January 29th, 2021|Free Markets, Tier #1 OPPOSE|Comments Off on HB 1864 Virginia Human Rights Act; expands definition of employer. Introduced by: Marcia S. “Cia” Price | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Virginia Human Rights Act; definition of employer; person employing one or more domestic workers. Expands the definition of “employer” for all purposes of the Virginia Human Rights Act to include a person employing one or more domestic workers, as defined in the bill.

HB 1754 Employer or other person; retaliatory discharge of employee prohibited. Introduced by: Lee J. Carter | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Employment; retaliatory discharge of employee; Workers’ Compensation. Prohibits an employer or other person from discharging or taking other retaliatory action against an employee if such action is motivated by the knowledge or belief that the employee has filed a claim or taken or intends to take certain actions under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act. Currently, retaliatory discharges are prohibited only if the employer discharges an empl

By |2021-02-02T06:58:45-05:00January 18th, 2021|Free Markets|Comments Off on HB 1754 Employer or other person; retaliatory discharge of employee prohibited. Introduced by: Lee J. Carter | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Employment; retaliatory discharge of employee; Workers’ Compensation. Prohibits an employer or other person from discharging or taking other retaliatory action against an employee if such action is motivated by the knowledge or belief that the employee has filed a claim or taken or intends to take certain actions under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act. Currently, retaliatory discharges are prohibited only if the employer discharges an empl

HB 2296 Worker classification; independent contractors. Introduced by: Roxann L. Robinson | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Worker classification; independent contractors. Provides that in a proceeding involving allegations of worker misclassification an individual or business is not considered an employee with respect to a hiring party if the person qualifies as an independent contractor relative to the hiring party under the common law right-of-control test as established by the Internal Revenue Service Revenue Ruling 87-41, by an applicable determination of the Internal Revenue Service, or if (i) the individual or business signs a written contract with the hiring party stating that the individual or business is self-employed or is being engaged as an independent contractor and containing certain acknowledgments, (ii) the individual or business has the ri

By |2021-01-18T14:09:20-05:00January 18th, 2021|Free Markets|Comments Off on HB 2296 Worker classification; independent contractors. Introduced by: Roxann L. Robinson | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Worker classification; independent contractors. Provides that in a proceeding involving allegations of worker misclassification an individual or business is not considered an employee with respect to a hiring party if the person qualifies as an independent contractor relative to the hiring party under the common law right-of-control test as established by the Internal Revenue Service Revenue Ruling 87-41, by an applicable determination of the Internal Revenue Service, or if (i) the individual or business signs a written contract with the hiring party stating that the individual or business is self-employed or is being engaged as an independent contractor and containing certain acknowledgments, (ii) the individual or business has the ri

SB 1419 Project labor agreements; public interest. Introduced by: David W. Marsden | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Project labor agreements; public interest. Requires that for contracts requiring the design or construction of a road, highway, bridge, or similar transportation improvement, a public body wishing to enter into a project labor agreement shall first determine by written finding that participation in such project labor

By |2021-01-31T14:10:39-05:00January 14th, 2021|Free Markets|Comments Off on SB 1419 Project labor agreements; public interest. Introduced by: David W. Marsden | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Project labor agreements; public interest. Requires that for contracts requiring the design or construction of a road, highway, bridge, or similar transportation improvement, a public body wishing to enter into a project labor agreement shall first determine by written finding that participation in such project labor

HB 2270 Minimum wage; effective dates of scheduled increases; emergency. Introduced by: Daniel W. Marshall, III | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Minimum wage; effective dates of scheduled increases; emergency. Postpones the effective date of scheduled increases to the Virginia minimum wage. The initial increase to $9.50, currently set to take effect on May 1, 2021, will take effect on January 1, 2022, under the bill. The bill postpones the effective dates of all oth

By |2021-01-13T19:01:24-05:00January 13th, 2021|Free Markets|Comments Off on HB 2270 Minimum wage; effective dates of scheduled increases; emergency. Introduced by: Daniel W. Marshall, III | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Minimum wage; effective dates of scheduled increases; emergency. Postpones the effective date of scheduled increases to the Virginia minimum wage. The initial increase to $9.50, currently set to take effect on May 1, 2021, will take effect on January 1, 2022, under the bill. The bill postpones the effective dates of all oth

SB 1330 Paid family and medical leave program.

Introduced by: Jennifer B. Boysko | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Paid family and medical leave program. Requires the Virginia Employment Commission to establish and administer a paid family and medical leave program with benefits beginning January 1, 2024. Under the program, benefits are paid to eligible employees for family and m

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SB 1323 Worker classification; independent contractors.

Introduced by: Siobhan S. Dunnavant | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Worker classification; independent contractors. Provides that in a proceeding involving allegations of worker misclassification an individual or business is not considered an employee with respect to a hiri

By |2021-01-13T17:50:57-05:00January 13th, 2021|Free Markets|Comments Off on SB 1323 Worker classification; independent contractors.