Updates from the current legislative cycle
ONE DAY REST IN SEVEN ACT – THIS IS IN EFFECT NOW
Please Note: the minimum wage increase schedule is within the presentation
THE PAID LEAVE CHANGE – THIS GOES INTO EFFECT IN 2024
Please Note: This allows for rollover – some companies did not have rollover provisions for PTO/leave previously.
HB1122 – Requires written contract between hiring entity and independent contractor for work over $500 in value. Excludes construction workers. Passed house, on to the Senate.
SB2034 – New leave benefit for employees who have lost a child to suicide or homicide – Up to 12 weeks unpaid leave for businesses with at least 250 workers. Up to six weeks unpaid leave for smaller businesses. This is not “in addition to” any existing federal or state leave (like FMLA). Passed the Senate and headed to the House.
HB2547 – Warehouse Worker Protection Act – For warehouses of 100 employees or more at a single location or 1,000 or more at several locations statewide, whether owned or “controlled” by an entity. Must provide each employee a written description of any quota regarding tasks or production numbers impacting the employee, upon hiring or within 30 days. Also must include a description of what could happen to employee if quotas not met. Must provide a written update every time quotas change with a couple of days. Employer must maintain three years of records regarding employee quota information. NOTE: This covers third-party warehousing, independent and temporary workers as well. Passed House and going to the Senate.
HB2376 – Ban on retail-type businesses selling or using a disposable food service container made of polystyrene foam. Passed House going to the Senate.
HB2502 – Regulates display of alcoholic pop beverages. Passed House and going to the Senate.