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Virginia Governor Signs Wage-Payment, Misclassification Bills

March 30, 2020, 5:01 PM

Bills involving wage-payment statements, worker-classification, and wage theft recently were signed by Gov. Ralph Northam (D) while other measures, including minimum wage, await consideration.

Employers can be investigated for possible refusal or failure to pay wages, under a measure (S.B. 49) that was signed March 10 by Northam and is effective July 1, 2020. The commissioner can order an investigation without a written complaint or signed consent from an employee.

The number of hours worked must appear on employee wage-payment statements only if the employee is paid by the hour and not paid on a salary basis, under...

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