Retail Advocate - January 25, 2022
January 25, 2022

Retail Advocate - January 25, 2022

We wrapped up week two of the 2022 General Assembly Session and several issues important to the Retail Industry have started to make their way through the legislative process. Below is a summary of key legislation that has had action in the last week. To view our complete tracking list, please click here. Minimum Wage | Sales Tax| Mandatory Opt-Out for Automatic Renewal | Workers Compensation | Other Tax Issues | Limited Liability Companies | Permit Issues | Employer Mandates | COVID-19 | ABC | Small Business     Minimum Wage Of the four bills introduced that relate to freezing the minimum wage increase, only two remain. Senator Peake’s legislation was defeated in the first Senate Commerce and Labor Committee meeting and Delegate Marshall’s legislation was amended to apply only to certain planning districts, and did not pass either. Now both Delegate Freitas and Delegate McNamara’s legislation will be heard in the Full Commerce and Energy Committee, and then on the House floor if they pass out of Committee. Delegate Freitas’ legislation freezes the increase at $11 an hour, and Delegate McNamara’s was amended to allow employers to include health benefits when calculating wage for any increase scheduled increase above the current $11 an hour. HB 171- Marshall- Minimum wage;…
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PRO-BUSINESS LEGISLATION

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VRF’s legislative policy guides our positions on issues at the General Assembly and is centered around a pro-business approach. You will see that the majority of the bills in this report are opposed by the VRF, which is typical for every year at the General Assembly. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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