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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Employment absence for orders for protection. Provides that an individual may take unpaid leave from the individual's employment to file a petition for an order for protection or, after receiving notice of a hearing, to attend the hearing. Provides that an employer that dismisses an employee, deprives the employee of employment benefits, or threatens a dismissal or deprivation of benefits because the employee filed a petition for an order for protection, received notification of the hearing on the petition, or attended the hearing commits a Class B misdemeanor.