Paid sick leave, overtime bills advance in Virginia Senate

Legislation that would put additional mandates on some businesses to provide paid sick leave for workers and overtime pay for salaried positions passed the Virginia Senate on Thursday.

Both pieces of legislation have already passed the House, but the Senate amended the bills, which will mean they’ll have to head back to the House for consideration. If Senate and House lawmakers fail to agree on the specifics of the bills, then they will both have to go to a joint conference committee in which lawmakers from both chambers will hash out compromise legislation.

House Bill 2137, sponsored by Del. Elizabeth Guzman, D-Dale City would require businesses that employ essential workers
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