Bill Summaries: H805 (2019-2020 Session)

  • Summary date: Apr 16 2019 - View summary

    Enacts new GS 95-25.6A to require employees working more than six continuous hours during a 24-hour period to be provided a paid meal period of 60 minutes and at least one paid 15 minute break. Employees working six continuous hours or less during a 24-hour period are to be provided at least one paid 15 minute break. 

    Amends GS 95-25.3 by prohibiting tips from being counted as wages. Makes conforming deletions.

    The above provisions are effective January 1, 2022. 

    Enacts new GS 95-25.6B prohibiting employers from (1) requiring, as a condition of employment, that an employee refrain from disclosing the amount of the employee's wages; (2) requiring an employee to sign a document that denies the employee the right to disclose the amount of the employee's wages; or (3) discharging, disciplining, or discriminating against an employee for inquiring about, disclosing, comparing, or otherwise discussing the employee's wages or any other employee's wages.

    Amends GS 95-241 by prohibiting taking retaliatory action against an employee because the employee exercises rights under new GS 95-25.6B or threatens to do so.