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2017 Regular Session
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At the request of: (at the request of Representative Jennifer Williamson)
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Regular Sponsors: Rules
Bill Title: Relating to work time limits; and declaring an emergency.
Catchline/Summary: Directs employer in specified industries to pay greater of daily or weekly overtime when employee is eligible for both in same workweek.
Defines "workweek" for purposes of calculating weekly hours worked. Declares that employer satisfies certain overtime laws by paying greater of applicable daily or weekly overtime. Prohibits certain employers from requiring certain employees to work more than 60 hours in one workweek. Provides undue hardship period exemption to certain employers that process perishable products. Allows employer to permit certain employees to work up to 84 hours per workweek for four workweeks during under hardship period and up to 80 hours per workweek during remainder of undue hardship period. Limits combined total duration of undue hardship period to 21 workweeks in calendar year. Requires 10-hour rest period between certain work shifts for certain employees. Creates private cause of action to enforce certain overtime laws. Authorizes court to award costs, disbursements and reasonable attorney fees to prevailing plaintiff for violations of certain overtime laws. Imposes civil penalties against employer that coerces employee to consent to work certain additional hours. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
Chapter Number: Chapter 685
Fiscal Impact: Has Minimal Fiscal Impact
Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact
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