The Connecticut General Assembly is in full swing which means the Labor & Public Employee committee is in hearing mode. Several bills have already gotten a hearing, and several more are scheduled for a hearing on February 24th. No bills have yet been voted out of the committee.
What’s on tap next week? Various "Miscellaneous" bills including:
- S.B. No. 363 AN ACT ALLOWING MINORS TO WORK IN FAMILY BUSINESSES
- S.B. No. 949 AN ACT CONCERNING PENSION OFFSETS UNDER THE WORKER’S COMPENSATION ACT
- S.B. No. 986 AN ACT CONCERNING ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR AN EMPLOYER’S NOTICE TO DISPUTE CERTAIN CARE DEEMED REASONABLE FOR AN EMPLOYEE UNDER THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ACT.
- H.B. No. 6406 AN ACT CONCERNING EMPLOYER’S RESPONSIBILITIES AND EMPLOYEE RIGHTS.
- H.B. No. 6407 AN ACT ALLOWING EMPLOYERS TO PAY WAGES USING PAYROLL CARDS.
- H.B. No. 6408 AN ACT CONCERNING POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER AND THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ACT.
Other bills that have received a hearing include the anti-bullying in state workplaces bill which has been brought up in past years.
What else? Well, a new bill would require employers to provide an employee who is going to work more than 8 hours of overtime in a pay period with "notice" of the mandatory overtime at least 24 hours before hand. Another bill would prohibit the use of credit reports in employment decisions.
Stay tuned to find out what makes it out of committee and which bills will have to wait until the next term.