SB 824 Sick leave for employees; private employers to give to each full-time employee paid sick days, etc.
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Summary as introduced:

Paid sick days for employees; civil penalties. Requires private employers to give to each full-time employee paid sick days. Paid sick days would accrue at a rate of no less than one hour for every 50 hours worked in 2018 or, if an employer commences operations in 2018 or thereafter, in the employer's first year of operations. In subsequent years, paid sick days would accrue at a rate of no less than one hour for every 30 hours worked. An employee would be entitled to use accrued sick days beginning on the ninetieth calendar day of employment. The bill would require an employer to provide paid sick days, upon the request of the employee, for diagnosis, care, or treatment of health conditions of the employee or the employee's family member. The bill would prohibit an employer from discriminating or retaliating against an employee who requests paid sick days. The bill would require employers to satisfy specified posting and notice and recordkeeping requirements and would require the Commissioner of Labor and Industry (the Commissioner) to administer and enforce these requirements and to investigate alleged violations of these requirements. The bill would authorize the Commissioner to impose specified civil penalties for violations. The Commissioner would be authorized to bring an action to recover specified civil penalties against an offender. The Commissioner would also be able to recover attorney fees of one-third of the amount set forth in the final order or judgment. The measure would not apply to employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement that provides for paid sick days, nor would it lessen any other obligations of the employer to employees.

Full text:
11/09/16  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100224D  pdf | impact statement
02/03/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed to LIS only 17105057D-S1  pdf

Status:
11/09/16  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100224D
11/09/16  Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/03/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed to LIS only 17105057D-S1
02/03/17  Senate: Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (11-Y 4-N)