Fair Labor Standards Act; employer liability, overtime required for certain employees, report. (SB631)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)


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 HB 1173. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/17/2022Presented and ordered printed 22103916D
01/17/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/28/2022Assigned C&L sub: Labor and Employment
02/03/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB631)
02/07/2022Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Committee substitute printed 22106279D-S1
02/07/2022Incorporates SB365 (Stuart)
02/07/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/10/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/10/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Floor substitute printed 22106595D-S2 (Barker)
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Committee substitute rejected 22106279D-S1
02/14/2022Committee amendment rejected
02/14/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/14/2022Passed by for the day
02/15/2022Read second time
02/15/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/15/2022Substitute by Senator Barker agreed to (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2022Title replaced 22106279D-S2
02/15/2022Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB631S2
02/15/2022Passed Senate (31-Y 8-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/15/2022Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2022Passed Senate (32-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2022Placed on Calendar
02/21/2022Read first time
02/21/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
02/21/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB631S2)
02/24/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/24/2022Reported from Commerce and Energy with substitute (18-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2022Committee substitute printed 22107064D-H1
02/28/2022Read second time
03/01/2022Read third time
03/01/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22107064D-H1
03/01/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB631H1
03/01/2022Passed House with substitute (58-Y 42-N)
03/01/2022VOTE: Passage (58-Y 42-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022House substitute agreed to by Senate (37-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022Title replaced 22107064D-H1
03/03/2022Reconsideration of House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022House substitute agreed to by Senate (35-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB631ER)
03/08/2022Signed by President
03/08/2022Signed by Speaker
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 (SB631ER)
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 462 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0462)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1173.


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