Bill Summaries: H816 (2015-2016 Session)

  • Summary date: Apr 29 2015 - View summary

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Deletes all contents of the previous edition and replaces it with the following.

    Directs the Legislative Research Commission (LRC) to study the needs of working caregivers that may include 12 specified issues, including the needs of working caregivers, family responsibility discrimination encountered by working caregivers, leave policies for working caregivers, and employer responses to the needs of working caregivers. Requires the LRC to report any findings and recommendations to the 2016 Regular Session of the 2015 General Assembly.

  • Summary date: Apr 16 2015 - View summary

    Amends GS 95-28.3 to add the requirement that employers grant, within a 12-month period, four hours of unpaid leave for short term caregiving responsibilities for immediate family members. Makes the leave subject to specified conditions, including that it be taken at a mutually agreed upon time between the employer and employee and that it be taken for the purpose of accompanying the employee's immediate family member to routine medical appointments or other professional services related to the immediate family member's care and wellbeing; caring for an immediate family member due to illness, injury, or a medical condition; or responding to a medical emergency involving the employee's immediate family member. 

    Amends GS 95-241 to prohibit discriminating or retaliating against an employee for taking any action, including filing a complaint, with respect to GS 95-28.3

    Effective January 1, 2016.