Fair Labor Standards Act; employer liability, overtime required for certain employees, report. (HB1173)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Fair Labor Standards Act; overtime; 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. The bill requires an employer to compensate employees of a derivative carrier, defined in the bill, 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 bill requires the Secretary of Labor to convene a work group that includes certain industry representatives and legislators to review overtime issues and the Virginia Overtime Wage Act and requires the work group to submit a report on its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Committees on Appropriations and Commerce and Energy and the Senate Committees on Finance and Appropriations and Commerce and Labor by November 1, 2022. This bill is identical to SB 631. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/16/2022Presented and ordered printed 22103494D
01/16/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
01/25/2022Reported from Commerce and Energy (17-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2022Read first time
01/28/2022Passed by for the day
01/31/2022Passed by for the day
02/01/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/02/2022Read third time and passed House (59-Y 40-N)
02/02/2022VOTE: Passage (59-Y 40-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1173)
02/03/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/21/2022Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (13-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/21/2022Committee substitute printed 22106794D-S1
02/21/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/28/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1173S1)
03/01/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
03/01/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (13-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2022Committee substitute printed 22106795D-S2
03/02/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022Read third time
03/03/2022Committee substitute rejected 22106794D-S1
03/03/2022Reading of substitute waived
03/03/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106795D-S2
03/03/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1173S2
03/03/2022Passed Senate with substitute (33-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2022Senate substitute agreed to by House 22106795D-S2 (55-Y 42-N)
03/07/2022VOTE: Adoption (55-Y 42-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1173ER)
03/10/2022Signed by Speaker
03/10/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
03/28/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1173ER)
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 461 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0461)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB631.


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A minefield for employers