Bill Summary for H 741 (2015-2016)

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Apr 15 2015

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 741 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 14, 2015
AN ACT TO ENACT THE SHIFT WORKERS' BILL OF RIGHTS TO ENSURE THE FAIR SCHEDULING AND TREATMENT OF SHIFT WORKERS AND PART-TIME EMPLOYEES.
Intro. by Baskerville, Harrison, Fisher.

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Enacts new Article 2B of GS Chapter 95, which establishes requirements applicable to employers of shift workers, defined to include employees who work day and evening shifts on a regular, rotating, or intermittent basis.

GS 95-25.33 requires employers to provide employees with advance notice of work schedules and schedule changes, compensation when schedule changes are made without advance notice, and pay for on-call shifts when the employee is not called in to work. Outlines exceptions that apply to the compensation requirements.

GS 95-25.34 requires employers to provide part-time employees with the same starting hourly wage provided to comparable full-time employees (subject to some exceptions), access to comparable paid and unpaid time off, and comparable eligibility for promotions.

GS 95-25.35 requires the Commissioner of Labor to publish notices for employers to post in the workplace. GS 95-25.36 requires employers to retain certain records and provide the Department of Labor with access to those records.

GS 95-25.37 prohibits interference with an employee's attempt to exercise any of the rights in this law and prohibits an employer for retaliating against an employee for doing so. GS 95-25.38 authorizes the Commissioner of Labor to investigate violations and enforce the law and authorizes appeals from enforcement actions.

GS 95-25.39 includes a severability clause and provides that the law does not limit other rights and remedies available to employees.

Effective January 1, 2016.

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