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HB 609 - Prohibits Unpaid Wage Collection Ordinances - Key Vote

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (77-38) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Unpaid Wage Collection Ordinances

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits local governments from establishing unpaid wage collection ordinances.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits county and municipal governments from establishing any systems to retrieve unpaid wages (Sec. 1).
  • Requires an employee to file a claim of unpaid wages in civil court and to complete the following requirements (Sec 1):
    • The employer has been given written notification and has not paid the uncompensated wages within 15 days; and
    • The claim is filed within 1 year following the unpaid work.
  • Prohibits class action lawsuits to obtain unpaid wages (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes a claimant to receive the following damages in a court decision (Sec. 1):
    • Wages due plus interest; and
    • Court costs.
  • Exempts from the provisions of this bill employers with gross annual sales of more than $500,000 (Sec. 1).
  • Rep. Marti Coley voted “Yea” after the roll call.
  • Rep. Daphne Campbell voted “Nay” after the roll call.
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits Unpaid Wage Collection Ordinances

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