Protect Worker Wages and Benefits

Last updated: Jun 24, 2017

Details about this bill
Category: Wage and Labor
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Senator David Miramant, Senate 12 - Knox County
Session: 128
Bill #: LD 86



UPDATE: This bill was indefinitely postponed. It is dead.

UPDATE: The bill has a divided report and is awaiting action in the Senate.


Current law provides that an employee whose employment has ceased is entitled to earned wages from the employer, including unused vacation time when paid vacation was included in the terms of employment, upon a reasonable time after that employee makes a demand for such payment from the employer, and that the employee may bring a civil action against an employer that does not comply with this requirement.

This bill eliminates the requirement that the employee make a demand for the earned compensation with the employer. Instead, earned wages must be paid by the employer within a reasonable amount of time after the cessation of employment, regardless of whether the employee has made a demand for the wages.