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Nonpayment of wages; investigations.


Latest Action: Feb. 25, 2020
Senate: Enrolled

Chief Patron:
Lionell Spruill, Sr (D)

2020 Regular Session


As introduced. Nonpayment of wages; investigations.

Authorizes the Commissioner of Labor and Industry, if he acquires information during an investigation of a complaint of an employer's failure or refusal to pay wages and that information creates a reasonable belief that other employees of the same employer may not have been paid wages, to investigate whether the employer has failed or refused to make a required payment of wages to other employees. The measure also provides that if the Commissioner finds in the course of such investigation that the employer has committed a violation, the Commissioner may institute proceedings on behalf of any employee against his employer. In such proceedings, the Commissioner is not required to have obtained a written complaint of the violation or the written and signed consent of any employee. (Less)
  • Bill History

  • 11/18/2019 - Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100694D
  • 11/18/2019 - Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
  • 01/14/2020 - Senate: Impact statement from DPB (SB49)
  • 02/03/2020 - Senate: Reported from Commerce and Labor (14-Y 0-N)
  • 02/05/2020 - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
  • 02/06/2020 - Senate: Read second time and engrossed
  • 02/06/2020 - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
  • 02/06/2020 - Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
  • 02/13/2020 - House: Placed on Calendar
  • 02/13/2020 - House: Read first time
  • 02/13/2020 - House: Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
  • 02/18/2020 - House: Reported from Labor and Commerce (14-Y 6-N)
  • 02/20/2020 - House: Read second time
  • 02/21/2020 - House: Read third time
  • 02/21/2020 - House: Passed House (55-Y 42-N)
  • 02/21/2020 - House: VOTE: Passage (55-Y 42-N)   Close Floor Vote
  • 02/25/2020 - Senate: Enrolled
  • 02/25/2020 - Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB49ER)
  • 02/25/2020 - Senate: Impact statement from DPB (SB49ER)

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