Introduced House Bill (H)

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DIGEST

Protections for community emergency response teams. Provides immunity from civil liability for community emergency response team (CERT) members performing CERT functions. Prohibits a public or private employer from disciplining an employee who is a CERT member for being absent from or leaving work when the employee is performing CERT functions, and allows a civil action against an employer who disciplines an employee for this reason. Authorizes a public or private employer to: (1) request proof that the employee was performing CERT functions when absent from work; and (2) require the employee to notify the employer of the expected absence before Protections for community emergency response teams. Provides immunity from civil liability for community emergency response team (CERT) members performing CERT functions. Prohibits a public or private employer from disciplining an employee who is a CERT member for being absent from or leaving work when the employee is performing CERT functions, and allows a civil action against an employer who disciplines an employee for this reason. Authorizes a public or private employer to: (1) request proof that the employee was performing CERT functions when absent from work; and (2) require the employee to notify the employer of the expected absence before the employee's scheduled start time. Provides that a private or public employer other than the state is not required to pay salary or wages for time away from employment spent performing CERT functions. Specifies that the agent of a public employer other than the state who has authorized an absence for CERT purposes has not committed ghost employment. ... View more