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Senate File 2337

SENATE FILE BY COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND BUSINESS RELATIONS (SUCCESSOR TO SSB 3176) A BILL FOR 1 An Act providing minimum paid sick and safe time for employees 2 and including applicability provisions. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: TLSB 5393SV (2) 83 ak/nh PAG LIN 1 1 Section 1. NEW SECTION. 91F.1 Title. 1 2 This chapter shall be known as the "Healthy and Safe Families 1 3 and Workplaces Act". 1 4 Sec. 2. NEW SECTION. 91F.2 Definitions. 1 5 1. "Commissioner" means the labor commissioner, appointed 1 6 pursuant to section 91.2. 1 7 2. "Domestic abuse assault" means as defined in section 1 8 708.2A. 1 9 3. "Employee" means as defined in the federal Fair Labor 1 10 Standards Act of 1938, as amended to January 1, 2007. 1 11 4. "Employer" means as defined in the federal Fair Labor 1 12 Standards Act of 1938, as amended to January 1, 2007. 1 13 5. "Family member" means any of the following: 1 14 a. An employee's spouse or domestic partner. 1 15 b. A child or foster child; stepchild; legal ward; a child 1 16 of a domestic partner; or a child to whom the employee stands 1 17 in loco parentis. 1 18 c. A parent or foster parent; stepparent; legal guardian; 1 19 or a person who stood in loco parentis to the employee when the 1 20 employee was a minor child. 1 21 d. A grandparent or spouse or domestic partner of a 1 22 grandparent. 1 23 e. A grandchild. 1 24 f. A sibling or foster sibling; stepsibling; or spouse or 1 25 domestic partner of a sibling, foster sibling, or stepsibling. 1 26 g. Any other individual related to the employee by blood 1 27 or affinity whose close association with the employee is the 1 28 equivalent of a familial relationship. 1 29 6. "Health care professional" means as defined in section 1 30 135.157. 1 31 7. "Paid sick and safe time" means time that is compensated 1 32 at the same hourly rate and with the same benefits, including 1 33 health care benefits, as the employee normally earns during 1 34 hours worked and is provided by an employer to an employee for 1 35 the purposes described in section 91F.4, but in no instance 2 1 shall the hourly wage be less than that provided in section 2 2 91D.1. 2 3 8. "Retaliatory personnel action" means the discharge, 2 4 suspension, or demotion of, or any other adverse action taken 2 5 by an employer against, an employee. 2 6 9. "Sexual abuse" means as defined in section 709.1. 2 7 10. "Stalking" means as defined in section 708.11. 2 8 Sec. 3. NEW SECTION. 91F.3 Accrual == paid sick and safe 2 9 time. 2 10 1. An employee who works for compensation for an employer 2 11 shall have the right to accrue and use paid sick and safe time 2 12 as provided in this chapter if the employee meets one of the 2 13 following criteria: 2 14 a. The employee works for one thousand forty hours or more 2 15 in a year. 2 16 b. The employee works for twenty hours or more in a week. 2 17 2. a. An employee shall accrue a minimum of five and 2 18 fifty=four hundredths hours of paid sick and safe time for 2 19 every forty hours worked. 2 20 b. An employee shall not accrue more than one hundred 2 21 forty=four hours of paid sick and safe time in a calendar year, 2 22 unless the employer selects a higher limit. 2 23 3. Employees who are exempt from overtime requirements 2 24 under 29 U.S.C. { 213(a)(1) of the federal Fair Labor Standards 2 25 Act of 1938 are deemed to work forty hours in each work week for 2 26 purposes of paid sick and safe time accrual unless their normal 2 27 work week is less than forty hours, in which case paid sick and 2 28 safe time accrues based upon that normal work week. 2 29 4. Paid sick and safe time as provided in this section shall 2 30 begin to accrue upon the commencement of employment for new 2 31 employees and for existing employees beginning July 1, 2010. 2 32 5. a. A new employee may use accrued paid sick and 2 33 safe time beginning on the sixtieth calendar day following 2 34 commencement of the employee's employment. On and after the 2 35 sixtieth calendar day of employment, an employee may use 3 1 accrued paid sick and safe time and accruing paid sick and safe 3 2 time as it accrues. 3 3 b. Existing employees may use paid sick and safe time as it 3 4 accrues pursuant to this chapter. 3 5 6. Accrued paid sick and safe time shall be carried over to 3 6 the following calendar year subject to the limit described in 3 7 subsection 2, paragraph "b". 3 8 7. An employer with a paid leave policy who makes available 3 9 an amount of paid leave sufficient to meet the accrual 3 10 requirements of this section that may be used for the same 3 11 purposes and under the same conditions as paid sick and safe 3 12 time under this chapter is not required to provide additional 3 13 paid sick and safe time. 3 14 8. Nothing in this section shall be construed as requiring 3 15 financial or other reimbursement to an employee from an 3 16 employer upon the employee's termination, resignation, 3 17 retirement, or other separation from employment for accrued 3 18 paid sick and safe time that has not been used. 3 19 9. a. If an employee is transferred to a separate division, 3 20 entity, or location, but remains employed by the same employer, 3 21 the employee is entitled to all paid sick and safe time 3 22 previously accrued; is entitled to immediately use all accrued 3 23 paid sick and safe time as provided in this chapter; and shall 3 24 continue to accrue paid sick and safe time at the same rate or 3 25 higher as before the transfer. 3 26 b. When there is a separation from employment and the 3 27 employee is rehired within three months of the separation 3 28 by the same employer, previously accrued paid sick and safe 3 29 time that had not been used prior to the separation shall be 3 30 reinstated. The employee may use such accrued paid sick and 3 31 safe time immediately upon rehire, and paid sick and safe time 3 32 shall begin to accrue immediately upon rehire. 3 33 10. At the employer's discretion, the employer may advance 3 34 paid sick and safe time to an employee ahead of accrual of such 3 35 time by the employee. 4 1 Sec. 4. NEW SECTION. 91F.4 Use == paid sick and safe time. 4 2 1. Paid sick and safe time shall be provided to an employee 4 3 by an employer for the following purposes: 4 4 a. An employee's mental or physical illness, injury, or 4 5 health condition; an employee's need for medical diagnosis, 4 6 care, or treatment of a mental or physical illness, injury, or 4 7 health condition; an employee's need for preventive medical 4 8 care. 4 9 b. An employee's need to care for a family member with a 4 10 mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition; an 4 11 employee's need to care for a family member who needs medical 4 12 diagnosis, care, or treatment of a mental or physical illness, 4 13 injury, or health condition; an employee's need to care for a 4 14 family member who needs preventive medical care. 4 15 c. (1) Closure of the employee's place of work by order of 4 16 a public official due to a public health emergency. 4 17 (2) An employee's need to care for a family member whose 4 18 school or place of care has been closed by order of a public 4 19 official due to a public health emergency. 4 20 (3) An employee's need to care for a family member when 4 21 public health authorities or a health care professional has 4 22 determined that the family member's presence in the community 4 23 jeopardizes the health of others because of the family member's 4 24 exposure to communicable disease, whether or not the family 4 25 member has actually contracted the communicable disease. 4 26 d. An employee's need to be absent from work due to domestic 4 27 abuse assault, sexual abuse, or stalking, provided the leave 4 28 from work is to do one or more of the following: 4 29 (1) Seek medical attention for the employee or family member 4 30 to recover from physical or psychological injury or disability 4 31 caused by domestic abuse assault or sexual abuse. 4 32 (2) Obtain services from a victim services organization. 4 33 (3) Obtain psychological or other counseling. 4 34 (4) Seek relocation due to the domestic abuse assault, 4 35 sexual abuse, or stalking. 5 1 (5) Take legal action, including preparing for or 5 2 participating in any civil or criminal legal proceeding related 5 3 to or resulting from the domestic abuse assault, sexual abuse, 5 4 or stalking. 5 5 2. Paid sick and safe time shall be allowed upon the oral 5 6 request of an employee. When possible, the employee shall 5 7 include the expected duration of the employee's absence. 5 8 3. When the use of paid sick and safe time is foreseeable, 5 9 the employee shall make a good faith effort to provide notice 5 10 of the need for such time to the employer in advance of the use 5 11 of the paid sick and safe time, and the employee shall make a 5 12 reasonable effort to schedule the use of paid sick and safe 5 13 time in a manner that does not unduly disrupt the operations of 5 14 the employer. 5 15 4. Accrued paid sick and safe time may be used in the 5 16 smaller of hourly increments or the smallest increment that the 5 17 employer's payroll system uses to account for absences or use 5 18 of other time. 5 19 5. a. For paid sick and safe time for more than three 5 20 consecutive days, an employer may require reasonable 5 21 documentation that the paid sick and safe time is for the 5 22 purposes described in subsection 1. 5 23 (1) Documentation signed by a health care professional 5 24 indicating that sick time is necessary shall be considered 5 25 reasonable documentation. 5 26 (2) A police report indicating that the employee was a 5 27 victim of domestic abuse assault, sexual abuse, or stalking; a 5 28 court order; or a signed statement from a victim and witness 5 29 advocate affirming that the employee is involved in legal 5 30 action related to domestic abuse assault, sexual abuse, or 5 31 stalking shall be considered reasonable documentation. 5 32 b. An employer may not require that the documentation 5 33 explain the nature of the medical reason or the details of the 5 34 domestic abuse, sexual abuse, or stalking. 5 35 c. (1) If an employer chooses to require documentation 6 1 for use of paid sick time and the employee does not have 6 2 health insurance, the employer is responsible for paying all 6 3 out=of=pocket expenses the employee incurs in obtaining the 6 4 documentation. 6 5 (2) If the employee does have health insurance, the 6 6 employer is responsible for paying any costs charged to the 6 7 employee by the health care provider for providing the specific 6 8 documentation required by the employer. 6 9 6. An employer shall not require as a condition of allowing 6 10 paid sick and safe time under this chapter that the employee 6 11 search for or find a replacement worker to cover the hours 6 12 during which the employee will be using paid sick and safe 6 13 time. 6 14 Sec. 5. NEW SECTION. 91F.5 Exercise of rights == 6 15 retaliation prohibited. 6 16 1. An employer or any other person shall not interfere with, 6 17 restrain, or deny the exercise of, or the attempt to exercise, 6 18 any right protected under this chapter. 6 19 2. An employer shall not take retaliatory personnel action 6 20 or discriminate against an employee because the employee has 6 21 exercised rights protected under this chapter. Such rights 6 22 include but are not limited to the following: 6 23 a. The right to use paid sick and safe time pursuant to this 6 24 chapter. 6 25 b. The right to file a complaint or inform any person about 6 26 any employer's alleged violation of this chapter. 6 27 c. The right to cooperate with the commissioner in any 6 28 investigation of alleged violations of this chapter. 6 29 d. The right to inform any person of the person's potential 6 30 rights under this chapter. 6 31 3. An employer's absence control policy shall not count paid 6 32 sick and safe time taken pursuant to this chapter as an absence 6 33 that may lead to or result in discipline, discharge, demotion, 6 34 suspension, or any other adverse action. 6 35 4. The protections of this section shall apply to any person 7 1 who mistakenly but in good faith alleges violations of this 7 2 section. 7 3 5. There is a rebuttable presumption of retaliation under 7 4 this section whenever an employer takes adverse action against 7 5 an employee within ninety days of when that employee has done 7 6 any of the following: 7 7 a. Filed a complaint with the commissioner or a court 7 8 alleging a violation of any provision of this chapter. 7 9 b. Informed any person about an employer's alleged violation 7 10 of this chapter. 7 11 c. Cooperated with the commissioner or others in an 7 12 investigation or prosecution of any alleged violation of this 7 13 chapter. 7 14 d. Opposed any policy, practice, or act that is unlawful 7 15 under this chapter. 7 16 e. Informed any person of the person's potential rights 7 17 under this chapter. 7 18 Sec. 6. NEW SECTION. 91F.6 Notice and posting. 7 19 1. An employer shall give notice to employees of the 7 20 following: 7 21 a. Employees are entitled to paid sick and safe time. 7 22 b. The accrual amounts of paid sick and safe time. 7 23 c. The terms of use of paid sick and safe time guaranteed 7 24 under this chapter. 7 25 d. The prohibition against retaliation against employees who 7 26 request or use paid sick and safe time. 7 27 e. Each employee has the right to file a complaint or 7 28 bring a civil action if paid sick and safe time as required 7 29 by this chapter is denied by the employer, or the employee is 7 30 retaliated against for requesting or taking paid sick and safe 7 31 time. 7 32 2. a. An employer may comply with this section by supplying 7 33 each employee with a notice in English, and in any language 7 34 that is the first language spoken by at least five percent 7 35 of the employer's workforce, that contains the information 8 1 described in subsection 1. 8 2 b. (1) An employer may comply with this section by 8 3 displaying a poster in a conspicuous and accessible place in 8 4 each establishment where such employees are employed which 8 5 contains in English, and in any language that is the first 8 6 language spoken by at least five percent of the employer's 8 7 workforce, all the information required in subsection 1. 8 8 (2) The commissioner shall create and make available to 8 9 employers posters that contain the information required in 8 10 subsection 1 in English and in any language that the employer 8 11 informs the commissioner that more than five percent of the 8 12 employer's workforce speaks as a first language. 8 13 3. An employer who willfully violates the notice and posting 8 14 requirements of this section shall be subject to a civil 8 15 fine in an amount not to exceed one hundred dollars for each 8 16 separate offense. 8 17 Sec. 7. NEW SECTION. 91F.7 Damages recoverable by an 8 18 employee. 8 19 In an action by an employee against the employee's employer 8 20 or former employer for an alleged violation of this chapter, 8 21 when it has been shown that the employer has intentionally 8 22 failed to provide paid sick and safe time to the employee 8 23 in violation of this chapter or failed to allow the employee 8 24 to use accrued paid sick and safe time as provided by this 8 25 chapter, the employer shall be liable to the employee for 8 26 the monetary value of the owed paid sick and safe time, plus 8 27 liquidated damages for failure to allow the employee to use 8 28 accrued paid sick and safe time, court costs, and any attorney 8 29 fees incurred in the civil action. 8 30 Sec. 8. NEW SECTION. 91F.8 Employer records. 8 31 1. An employer shall retain records documenting hours 8 32 worked by employees and paid sick and safe time taken by 8 33 employees, for a period of five years. 8 34 2. An employer shall allow the commissioner access to such 8 35 records, with notice and at a mutually agreeable time, to 9 1 monitor compliance with the requirements of this chapter. 9 2 3. If an issue arises as to an employee's entitlement to 9 3 paid sick and safe time under this chapter and the employer 9 4 does not maintain or retain adequate records according to this 9 5 section or does not allow the commissioner access to such 9 6 records, the commissioner or other investigating authority 9 7 shall presume that the employer has violated this chapter, 9 8 absent clear and convincing evidence otherwise. 9 9 Sec. 9. NEW SECTION. 91F.9 Enforcement. 9 10 1. Upon the written complaint of the employee involved, 9 11 the commissioner may determine whether to investigate if an 9 12 employer has violated any provision of this chapter. The 9 13 commissioner shall keep confidential, to the extent permitted 9 14 by applicable law, the name of and other indentifying 9 15 information about the employee reporting the alleged violation. 9 16 However, the commissioner, with the authorization of the 9 17 complaining employee, may disclose the employee's name and 9 18 other information as necessary to enforce this chapter or for 9 19 other appropriate purposes. 9 20 2. If for any reason the commissioner makes a determination 9 21 not to investigate, the commissioner shall notify the 9 22 complaining employee within fourteen days of receipt of 9 23 the complaint. The commissioner shall otherwise notify 9 24 the employee of the determination to investigate within 9 25 a reasonable time. If it is determined that there is an 9 26 enforceable claim, the commissioner, with the consent of the 9 27 complaining employee and with the assistance of the office 9 28 of the attorney general if the commissioner requests such 9 29 assistance, shall, unless a settlement is reached, commence 9 30 a civil action in any court of competent jurisdiction to 9 31 recover for the benefit of any employee any paid sick and safe 9 32 time claims that have been assigned to the commissioner for 9 33 recovery. The commissioner may also request reasonable and 9 34 necessary attorney fees. With the consent of the assigning 9 35 employee, the commissioner may also settle a claim on behalf of 10 1 the assigning employee. 10 2 3. Proceedings under this section that precede commencement 10 3 of a civil action shall be conducted informally without any 10 4 party having a right to be heard before the commissioner. The 10 5 commissioner may join various assignments in one claim for the 10 6 purpose of settling or litigating their claims. 10 7 4. The provisions of subsections 1 and 2 shall not be 10 8 construed to prevent an employee from settling or bringing an 10 9 action for damages under section 91F.7 if the employee has not 10 10 assigned the claim under subsection 1. 10 11 5. Any recovery of attorney fees, in the case of actions 10 12 brought under this section by the commissioner, shall be 10 13 remitted by the commissioner to the treasurer of state for 10 14 deposit in the general fund of the state. The commissioner 10 15 shall not be required to pay any filing fee or other court 10 16 costs. 10 17 Sec. 10. NEW SECTION. 91F.10 Confidentiality and 10 18 nondisclosure. 10 19 1. An employer may not require disclosure of details 10 20 relating to domestic abuse assault, sexual abuse, or stalking, 10 21 or the details of an employee's medical condition or that of 10 22 a family member as a condition of allowing paid sick and safe 10 23 time under this chapter. 10 24 2. If an employer possesses health information or 10 25 information pertaining to domestic abuse assault, sexual abuse, 10 26 or stalking about an employee or an employee's family member, 10 27 such information shall be treated as confidential and not 10 28 disclosed except to the affected employee or with the written 10 29 permission of the affected employee. 10 30 Sec. 11. NEW SECTION. 91F.11 Other sick and safe time 10 31 policies == legal requirements. 10 32 1. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to discourage 10 33 or prohibit an employer from the adoption or retention of a 10 34 paid sick and safe time policy that is more generous than that 10 35 provided in this chapter. 11 1 2. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as diminishing 11 2 the obligation of an employer to comply with any contract, 11 3 collective bargaining agreement, employment benefit plan, or 11 4 other agreement that provides more generous paid sick and safe 11 5 time to an employee than required in this chapter. 11 6 3. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as diminishing 11 7 the rights of public employees regarding paid sick and safe 11 8 time or the use of paid sick and safe time as provided by state 11 9 law. 11 10 4. This chapter provides minimum requirements pertaining to 11 11 paid sick and safe time and shall not be construed to preempt, 11 12 limit, or otherwise affect the applicability of any other law, 11 13 regulation, requirement, policy, or standard that provides for 11 14 greater accrual or use by employees of sick and safe time, 11 15 whether paid or unpaid, or that extends other protections to 11 16 employees. 11 17 Sec. 12. Section 91.4, subsection 5, Code 2009, is amended 11 18 to read as follows: 11 19 5. The director of the department of workforce development, 11 20 in consultation with the labor commissioner, shall, at the time 11 21 provided by law, make an annual report to the governor setting 11 22 forth in appropriate form the business and expense of the 11 23 division of labor services for the preceding year, the number 11 24 of disputes or violations processed by the division and the 11 25 disposition of the disputes or violations, and other matters 11 26 pertaining to the division which are of public interest, 11 27 together with recommendations for change or amendment of the 11 28 laws in this chapter and chapters 88, 88A, 88B, 89, 89A, 89B, 11 29 90A, 91A, 91C, 91D, 91E, 91F, 92, and 94A, and section 85.68, 11 30 and the recommendations, if any, shall be transmitted by the 11 31 governor to the first general assembly in session after the 11 32 report is filed. 11 33 Sec. 13. APPLICABILITY. Notwithstanding section 14 of 11 34 this Act relating to applicability of this Act on or after 11 35 the effective date of this Act, this Act does not apply to 12 1 employees under a contract or collective bargaining agreement 12 2 that was in effect on or before the effective date of this Act. 12 3 Sec. 14. APPLICABILITY. This Act applies to all existing 12 4 employees on and after the effective date of this Act and to 12 5 all new employees hired on or after that date. 12 6 EXPLANATION 12 7 This bill, entitled the "Healthy and Safe Families and 12 8 Workplace Act", provides minimum paid sick and safe time for 12 9 all employees working part=time and full=time in the state. 12 10 The bill defines several terms including "family member" and 12 11 "paid sick and safe time". 12 12 The bill provides that all employees who work 1,040 or more 12 13 hours a year, or 20 or more hours a week, shall have the right 12 14 to accrue and use paid sick and safe time. The formula for 12 15 accruing paid sick and safe time is contained in the bill, and 12 16 there are limits for the amount of paid sick and safe time an 12 17 employee may accrue per year, unless the employer sets a higher 12 18 limit. 12 19 The formula for accruing paid sick and safe time and the 12 20 limitations and exceptions are provided in new Code section 12 21 91F.3. Paid sick and safe time shall begin to accrue for new 12 22 employees on the first day of work and for existing employees 12 23 on July 1, 2010. New employees may use accrued paid sick 12 24 and safe time starting the 60th day of employment; existing 12 25 employees may use paid sick and safe time as it accrues. Paid 12 26 sick and safe time shall carry over each year, but an employee 12 27 may not use more than 144 hours of paid sick and safe time per 12 28 year. 12 29 An employer who provides a paid leave policy that meets the 12 30 minimum accrual requirements and the same minimum uses and 12 31 conditions is deemed to be in compliance with the bill. The 12 32 bill does not require employees to be reimbursed for unused 12 33 paid sick and safe time upon separation from employment. 12 34 However, if an employee is moved or transferred within the 12 35 company, the employee shall retain all accrued paid sick and 13 1 safe time and may use such time immediately. If there is 13 2 an employment separation, but an employee is rehired within 13 3 three months, all accrued paid sick and safe time shall be 13 4 reinstated upon rehire and be available for immediate use. An 13 5 employer has the discretion to advance sick and safe time to 13 6 an employee. 13 7 The bill provides specific reasons for which employees may 13 8 use the paid sick and safe time in new Code section 91F.4. 13 9 An employee shall give reasonable notice to an employer 13 10 when use of paid sick and safe time is foreseeable. When an 13 11 employee uses more than three consecutive days of paid sick and 13 12 safe time, an employer may require reasonable documentation 13 13 that the time used is covered by the reasons the time may 13 14 be taken as provided in the bill. An employer who requests 13 15 documentation for use of paid sick time by an employee without 13 16 health insurance is responsible for paying all expenses related 13 17 to acquiring the documentation; for an employee with health 13 18 insurance, the employer is responsible for paying any costs 13 19 charged to the employee to receive the documentation. An 13 20 employer shall not require an employee to find a replacement 13 21 worker in order to use paid sick and safe time. 13 22 An employee's rights under the bill, including the right to 13 23 use paid sick and safe time and to file a complaint against 13 24 an employer, and the prohibitions against an employer's 13 25 retaliating against an employee exercising those rights are 13 26 explained in new Code section 91F.5. 13 27 Employers are required to give employees notice of their 13 28 rights to paid sick and safe time as described in new Code 13 29 section 91F.6, either by supplying each employee with a notice 13 30 or by posting such notice in an accessible and obvious place 13 31 where employees work. The notices for either method must 13 32 be in English and in any other language that at least five 13 33 percent of the employer's workforce speaks as a first language. 13 34 The commissioner shall create and make available the posters 13 35 for the employers. Violations of the notice and posting 14 1 requirements may result in a civil fine of not more than $100 14 2 for each offense. 14 3 An employee may recover the monetary value of owed paid sick 14 4 and safe time plus liquidated damages for the wrongful denial 14 5 of use of accrued paid sick and safe time if an employer is 14 6 shown to have intentionally violated the bill pursuant to new 14 7 Code section 91F.7. 14 8 An employer must retain records documenting hours worked 14 9 by each employee and the amount of paid sick and safe time 14 10 taken by the employees for five years. The commissioner 14 11 shall have reasonable access to these records. If a question 14 12 arises about an employee's right to paid sick and safe time 14 13 and an employer does not have adequate records or does not 14 14 allow the commissioner to examine the employer's records, the 14 15 commissioner shall presume that the employer has violated the 14 16 bill. 14 17 Pursuant to new Code section 91F.9, an employee may submit 14 18 a written complaint to the commissioner, who will determine 14 19 whether to investigate the claim that an employer has violated 14 20 any provision of new Code chapter 91F. If the commissioner 14 21 decides to investigate, the commissioner shall commence a civil 14 22 action against the employer. 14 23 An employer may not require an employee to disclose details 14 24 relating to domestic abuse assault, sexual abuse, stalking, or 14 25 a medical condition as a condition of using paid sick and safe 14 26 time. An employer who has such information shall treat the 14 27 information as confidential and not disclose it without written 14 28 consent of the affected employee, according to new Code section 14 29 91F.10. 14 30 In new Code section 91F.11, the following considerations 14 31 are addressed: the Code chapter does not prohibit an employer 14 32 from providing a more generous paid sick and safe time policy; 14 33 it does not diminish an employer's previous contractual 14 34 obligations for more generous paid sick and safe time; and it 14 35 does not diminish public employees' rights to paid sick and 15 1 safe time as provided by law. 15 2 The bill applies to all existing employees on and after July 15 3 1, 2010, and to all new hires on or after that date, but does 15 4 not apply to employees under existing contracts or collective 15 5 bargaining agreements. LSB 5393SV (2) 83 ak/nh
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