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House Bill 1580

House Bill 1580

ARCHIVE (2005)

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DIGEST OF HB1580 (Updated March 29, 2005 3:06 pm - DI 84)

Employment absence for volunteer firefighters. Prohibits a private employer from disciplining an employee who is a volunteer firefighter or a member of a volunteer emergency medical services association for being late to work when the employee is responding to a fire or an emergency call. 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 an 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. Provides that an employer may designate an employee as an essential employee and reject the employee's notification of expected absence. 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. Makes a conforming change regarding the statute of limitations for an action brought by a volunteer firefighter against a political subdivision employer disciplined for being absent from employment while responding to an emergency.
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