2022 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB30 (Introduced)

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Secretary of Labor

Item 363

Item 363

First Year - FY2023Second Year - FY2024
Administrative and Support Services (79900)$599,192$599,192
General Management and Direction (79901)FY2023 $599,192FY2024 $599,192
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2023 $599,192FY2024 $599,192

Authority: Title 2.2, Chapter 2, Article 6.1; § 2.2-214.2, Code of Virginia.

A. The Secretary of Commerce and Trade and the Chief Workforce Development Advisor/Secretary of Labor, will identify, or develop its own, national and state labor laws training program for the Commonwealth's capital project managers. The Department of General Services, and institutions of higher education with capital outlay autonomy, shall include in their construction of administration procedures a requirement that project managers that oversee capital projects complete the training by July 1, 2023.

B.1. The Secretary of Commerce and Trade, Secretary of Administration, the Secretary of Finance and the Chief Workforce Development Advisor/Secretary of Labor shall convene an interagency taskforce to meet regularly to share data on any recent substantiated findings of worker misclassification and wage theft issues in the Commonwealth including any on state capital projects. For any such findings identified that pertain to public bodies the taskforce will provide its findings to the State Inspector General for further investigation. The taskforce shall include representatives from the Department of Labor and Industry, the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, the Virginia Employment Commission, and the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission. The taskforce may consider signing a data sharing agreement or Memorandum of Understanding to share information on employers who are currently being investigated or found guilty of unlawful business practices, such as wage theft and worker misclassification.

2. The taskforce shall recommend measures to improve transparency for construction contractors on public works projects, which may include requiring all contractors for public works to submit on a monthly or biweekly basis certified payrolls for employees, certified payrolls for independent contractors, and the number of employees and independent contractors present on the worksite.