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SB 1838: Employee Protections


Employee Protections; Providing that individuals who voluntarily leave work for specified reasons are not disqualified from reemployment benefits; prohibiting the employment record of an employer from being charged for benefits paid to individuals who voluntarily leave work as a result of specified circumstances related to a homicide or individuals who are a witness, or have an immediate family member who is a witness, to certain crimes; increasing the amount of leave an employer must allow an employee to take if the employee or a family or household member of the employee is the victim of domestic violence or sexual violence; revising the specified reasons for which an employee may take such leave, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/30/2021 Senate - Died in Commerce and Tourism
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Commerce and Tourism (CM)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    2/26/2021 Senate • Filed
    3/4/2021 Senate • Referred to Commerce and Tourism; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 205
    3/10/2021 Senate • Introduced -SJ 205
    4/30/2021 Senate • Died in Commerce and Tourism

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  • SB 1838, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 2/26/2021 at 1:32 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 1467 Employment Benefits and Accommodations for Crime Victims and Witnesses Robinson Similar Last Action: 4/30/2021 H Died in Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee

    Citations - Statutes (4)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    443.101 Disqualification for benefits. Page 2 (pdf)
    443.131 Contributions. Page 6 (pdf)
    741.313 Unlawful action against employees seeking protection. Page 9 (pdf)
    741.314 Page 10 (pdf)

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