Increase Accountability for Wage Violations

Last updated: Feb 17, 2019

Details about this bill
Category: Wage and Labor
Status: In Committee
Sponsor: Representative Benjamin Collings, House 42
Session: 129
Bill #: LD 857

Position:

Monitoring.

Summary:

This bill amends the law regarding employment practices by increasing the fine for a violation of certain state wage and benefits laws to $500 for the first violation and $2,500 for each subsequent violation and by providing a private right of action for a person aggrieved of such a violation. It amends the law regarding employees' remedies to provide that in a judgment for an employee an additional amount of 3 times the unpaid wages must be awarded the employee. It also provides ongoing funds for 10 labor and safety inspector positions within the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Standards, wage and hour division beginning October 1, 2019.