SB60 (2020) Detail

Relative to advance notice to hourly employees of work schedules.


SB 60  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0978

04/01

 

SENATE BILL 60

 

AN ACT relative to advance notice to hourly employees of work schedules.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Rep. McBeath, Rock. 26

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires employers with 15 or more employees in this state to provide employees with advance notice of the work schedule.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0978

04/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to advance notice to hourly employees of work schedules.

 

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

 

1  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.

2  New Section; Labor; Advance Notice of Work Schedule.  Amend RSA 275 by inserting after section 30-a the following new section:

275:30-b  Advance Notice of Work Schedule.

I.  An employer shall provide hourly paid employees notice of the employee's 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 changes 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.

V.  This section shall not apply to employers with fewer than 15 employees.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

SB60 at GenCourtMobile
SB60 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 12, 2019 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

SB60 Revision: 7556 Date: Jan. 17, 2019, 5:43 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and Referred to Commerce; SJ 4
Feb. 12, 2019 Hearing: 02/12/2019, Room 100, SH, 01:45 pm; SC 10
March 27, 2019 Rereferred to Committee, MA, VV; 03/27/2019; SJ 10
Jan. 8, 2020 Committee Report: Referred to Interim Study, 01/08/2020; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 47
Jan. 8, 2020 Refer to Interim Study, MA, VV; 01/08/2020; SJ 1