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Senate Bill 0561

Senate Bill 0561

ARCHIVE (2005)

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Employment absence for volunteer firefighters. Prohibits a private employer from disciplining an employee who is a volunteer firefighter for being late to work when the employee is responding to a fire or an emergency call, and allows a civil action against an employer who disciplines an employee for this reason. Authorizes a private employer to: (1) request proof that the employee was engaged in fire or emergency activity when absent; and (2) require the employee to notify the employer of the expected absence before the scheduled start time. Provides that a private or public employer other than the state is not required to pay salary or wages for volunteer firefighting time away from employment, although other accrued benefit remuneration may be paid. Specifies that the agent of a public employer other than the state who has authorized an absence for volunteer firefighting purposes has not committed ghost employment.
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    In Committee - first House
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