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Change to Overtime Wage Act applied retroactively (access required)

Where the Virginia General Assembly amended the Virginia Overtime Wage Act on July 1, 2022, to eliminate the availability of treble damages, that change was procedural and thus applies retroactively. Background On April 29, 2022, Gwendolyn Meharg sued Harmony on the Peninsula, alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA, and the Virginia Overtime Wage ...