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S 0361 - Earned Paid Sick Leave Act

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Marlon Kimpson
Last Action: 2/7/2017 - Senate - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
Senate Committee: LCI
Assigned To:
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Week of 02.06.2017Next Bill
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

03.21.2018 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Labor and Employment subcommittee carried this bill over.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires employees to accrue earned paid and earned unpaid sick leave.

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S 0361 General Bill, By Kimpson
Summary: Earned Paid Sick Leave Act
    A BILL TO AMEND TITLE 41 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT, TO ENACT THE EARNED PAID SICK LEAVE ACT, TO PROVIDE THAT EMPLOYEES SHALL ACCRUE EARNED PAID AND EARNED UNPAID SICK LEAVE; TO PROVIDE FOR THE METHOD OF AND LIMITS OF ACCRUAL; TO PROVIDE FOR THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH AN EMPLOYEE MAY USE EARNED PAID OR EARNED UNPAID SICK LEAVE; TO PROVIDE FOR CERTIFICATION OF THE REASONS FOR WHICH EARNED PAID OR EARNED UNPAID SICK LEAVE IS USED; TO PROVIDE THAT AN EMPLOYER CANNOT HINDER AN EMPLOYEE'S USE OF EARNED PAID OR EARNED UNPAID SICK LEAVE; TO PROVIDE THAT EMPLOYERS MAY NOT PENALIZE A PERSON FOR PROPERLY USING EARNED PAID OR EARNED UNPAID SICK LEAVE; TO PROVIDE THAT EMPLOYERS WHO ALREADY HAVE POLICIES THAT EXCEED THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER DO NOT HAVE TO CHANGE THOSE POLICIES; TO PROVIDE THAT EMPLOYEES MUST PROVIDE REASONABLE NOTICE TO EMPLOYERS BEFORE USING EARNED PAID OR EARNED UNPAID SICK LEAVE IF POSSIBLE; TO PROVIDE FOR NOTICE OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER TO EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES; AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS.
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02/07/17Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 4)
02/07/17Senate Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (Senate Journal-page 4)



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