Virginia Employment and Labor Law Updates 2022


December

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


November

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


October

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


September

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


August

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


July

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


June

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


May

Public Accommodations

Bill

House Bill 1063

Summary

Relates to public accommodations, employment, and housing; relates to prohibited discrimination on the basis of religion; includes outward religious expression.

Enacted

05/27/2022

Effective Date

07/01/2022

Topics

Prohibited_Practices: Discrimination, Religion


April

Nonpayment of Wages

Bill

Senate Bill 538

Summary

Relates to nonpayment of wages; relates to defense of contractor; provides that a contractor, regardless of tier, has a valid defense to a claim for nonpayment of wages if he obtains a written certification from the subcontractor stating that the subcontractor and each of his sub subcontractors has paid all employees all wages due for the period during which the wages are claimed for the work performed on the project and to the subcontractors knowledge.

Enacted

04/27/2022

Effective Date

07/01/2022

Topics

Claims_and_Penalties: Joint_liability, Wage_claims; Industry: General_contractor, Subcontractor, Subcontractors


Criminal History Background Checks

Bill

Senate Bill 577

Summary

Relates to criminal history background checks; relates to children’s residential facilities; provides that a person who is required to undergo a background check as a condition of employment at a children’s residential facility may work at such children’s residential facility pending the results of all background check components required by this section provided that the applicant has received qualifying results on the fingerprint-based criminal history background check and the person is supervised.

Enacted

04/27/2022

Effective Date

04/27/2022

Topics

Employer_Obligations: Background_checks; Industry: Child_advocacy_cent


Nonpayment of Wages

Bill

House Bill 889

Summary

Relates to nonpayment of wages; relates to defense of contractor; provides that a contractor, regardless of tier, has a valid defense to a claim for nonpayment of wages if he obtains a written certification from the subcontractor stating that the subcontractor and each of his sub-subcontractors has paid all employees all wages due for the period during which the wages are claimed for the work performed on the project and to the subcontractor’s knowledge.

Enacted

04/27/2022

Effective Date

07/01/2022

Topics

Claims_and_Penalties: Joint_liability, Wage_claims; Industry: General_contractor, Subcontractor


Fair Labor Standards Act

Bill

Senate Bill 631

Summary

Relates to Fair Labor Standards Act; relates to overtime; relates to employer liability; replaces the current provisions of the Virginia Overtime Wage Act with the provision that any employer that violates the overtime wage requirements of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, and any related laws and regulations, shall be liable to its employee for remedies or other relief available under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Enacted

04/11/2022

Effective Date

07/01/2022

Topics

Claims_and_Penalties: Wage_claims; Federal_Laws: FLSA; Wage_and_Hour: Overtime


Fair Labor Standards Act

Bill

House Bill 1173

Summary

Relates to Fair Labor Standards Act; relates to overtime; relates to employer liability; relates to overtime required for certain employees.

Enacted

04/11/2022

Effective Date

07/01/2022

Topics

Claims_and_Penalties: Wage_claims; Federal_Laws: FLSA; Wage_and_Hour: Overtime


Private Family Leave Insurance

Bill

House Bill 1156

Summary

Relates to insurance; relates to private family leave insurance.

Enacted

04/07/2022

Effective Date

07/01/2022

Topics

Family_members: Adopted, Biological, Child, Foster; Leave_laws: Bereavement, Family, Military


March

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


February

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


January

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.

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