Recent amendments to the Virginia Wage Payment Act give a plaintiff the right to sue for unpaid commissions in Virginia. Under the Wage Payment Act as amended in 2020, workers now have the right to sue in court for unpaid wages, including performance-based bonuses and commissions. A prevailing plaintiff can recover any unpaid commissions, as well as liquidated damages (double damages for most violations and treble damages for knowing violations), prejudgment interest, and reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs.
Virginia Law Prohibiting Pregnancy Discrimination Yes – employers in Virginia are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions, including lactation. … Continued
A Virginia employee alleging discrimination under the VA HRA must file a complaint with the Division of Human Rights(DHR) before filing in court. An employee must file with DHR within 300 days of when the discrimination occurred.
Under the Virginia Human Rights Act (VA HRA) as amended by the Virginia Values Act (SB 868), as of July 1, 2020 a prevailing employee in a discrimination case under state law may recover significant damages.