SB422 (2018) Detail

Relative to advance notice of work schedules.


SB 422  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2946

04/08

 

SENATE BILL 422

 

AN ACT relative to advance notice of work schedules.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Sen. Cavanaugh, Dist 16; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Lasky, Dist 13; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Woodburn, Dist 1; Rep. Richardson, Coos 4; Rep. LeBrun, Hills. 32; Rep. Gile, Merr. 27; Rep. Guthrie, Rock. 13; Rep. Stone, Rock. 1

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires an employer to give 14 days' advance notice of work schedules to its employees.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2946

04/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to advance notice of work schedules.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Short Title.  This act shall be known as the Transparency in Work Schedules Act of 2018.

2  Findings.  The general court finds that transparency and advance notice of work schedules for workers, particularly those with either child care or caregiving responsibilities, is critically important to managing child care and caregiving schedules and to minimizing working family costs, including mandatory child care cancellation costs as well as medical and in-home appointment costs.

3  New Section; Protective Legislation; Advance Notice of Work Schedule.  Amend RSA 275 by inserting after section 37-b the following new section:

275:37-c  Advance Notice of Work Schedule.

I.  Employers shall provide hourly paid employees notice of the employees' work schedule at least 14 days in advance of any pay period.

II.  The requirements of this section shall not apply when regular operations of the employer are suspended due to circumstances beyond the employer's control.  If a work schedule must change due to unforeseen circumstances, the employer shall provide notice to the employee as soon as possible.

III.  No employer shall retaliate against any employee because the employee has exercised, or may exercise, his or her rights under this section.

IV.  In this section:

(a)  "Notice" means either posting the work schedule in a conspicuous place accessible to all employees or providing in-hand or by electronic mail an employee's work schedule.

(b)  "Work schedule" means the staffing plan by the employer defining the days and hours to be worked by the employee.

4  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 90 days after its passage.

Links

SB422 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 6, 2018 Senate Hearing
March 8, 2018 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB422 Revision: 2785 Date: Dec. 20, 2017, 12:01 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 To Be Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Commerce; SJ 1
Feb. 6, 2018 ===ROOM CHANGE=== Hearing: 02/06/2018, Room 102, LOB, 01:30 pm; SC 5
March 8, 2018 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 03/08/2018; SC 10A
March 8, 2018 Inexpedient to Legislate, RC 10Y-14N, MF; 03/08/2018; SJ 6
March 8, 2018 Sen. Bradley Moved Laid on Table, RC 10Y-14N, MF; 03/08/2018; SJ 6
March 8, 2018 Sen. French Moved Ought to Pass; 03/08/2018; SJ 6
March 8, 2018 Sen. French Offered Floor Amendment # 2018-1002s; 03/08/2018; SJ 6
March 8, 2018 Without Objection, Sen. Woodburn Moved the Question, MA; 03/08/2018; SJ 6
March 8, 2018 Sen. French Floor Amendment # 2018-1002s, RC 11Y-13N, AF; 03/08/2018; SJ 6
March 8, 2018 Sen. Bradley Moved Laid on Table, RC 14Y-10N, MA; 03/08/2018; SJ 6
March 8, 2018 Pending Motion Ought to Pass; 03/08/2018; SJ 6