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Virginia Democrats Set Sights on Minimum Wage, LGBT Bias Actions

Dec. 16, 2019, 11:55 AM

Virginia is poised to consider a $15 minimum wage proposal and a ban on LGBT bias—just two parts of a larger labor and employment agenda for the new Democratic majority in the state legislature.

Wider Agenda: State lawmakers have begun filing bills for the 2020 session starting Jan. 8. Beyond minimum wage and LGBT bias, the proposals cover prevailing wages for state-funded projects, investigating wage non-payment claims, and hairstyle discrimination. Legislative leaders are also considering lifting the ban on public sector collective bargaining and making Virginia the final state needed to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.

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