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Senate Bill 0020

Senate Bill 0020

ARCHIVE (2005)

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DIGEST OF SB 20 (Updated February 28, 2005 4:42 pm - DI 102)

Wage payment issues. Provides a procedure for an employer to deduct amounts, not to exceed $100, for which a wage assignment may be made that are due to the employer from an employee from the employee's unpaid wages. Allows an employee whose average weekly wage is less than $1,000 to recover up to two times the amount of unpaid wages and reasonable attorney fees when an employer's failure to pay an employee's wages does not occur in good faith. Exempts employees who are classified as exempt under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act from the state provisions concerning wage payment. Permits a wage assignment for: (1) payment for uniforms; (2) payment for tools and equipment; or (3) tuition repayment. Establishes a fee for issuing a replacement payroll check in certain circumstances. Requires an employer to reimburse an employee for: (1) stop payment, insufficient funds, and other fees imposed by a financial institution; and (2) late payment charges imposed by a creditor; incurred when an employer's payroll payment is delayed or denied. Repeals and relocates language making it a Class C infraction for an employer to sell merchandise or supplies to an employee for a price higher than to the public. Repeals a chapter concerning the regulation of wage payments, which includes the following provisions: (1) A provision requiring an employer to pay employees in commercial paper. (2) A duplicate provision concerning frequency of wage payments. (3) A provision containing outdated language concerning liens of laborers.
    Current Status:
    Defeated - first House
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