Work & Family Policy Database
An act to establish employment leave and safety remedies
Subject: Domestic Violence and the Workplace, Job-protected Leave
Bill: S.B. 918
Sponsor: Creem (D)
carried over to 2012 session: 01/21/2011
Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: 01/21/2011
Reported favorably and sent to Senate Committee on Ways and Means: 12/22/2011
Reported favorably by Senate Committee on Ways and Means: 01/09/2012
Passed Senate: 01/12/2012
Referred to House Committee on Ways and Means: 01/17/2012
Summary: Requires employers with 50 or more employees to allow a worker who is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking to take up to 15 days of leave, with or without pay, to deal with medical, legal or other needs resulting from the abuse. The worker shall exhaust all other forms of accrued leave prior to requesting leave granted by this act, unless the employer waives this requirement. Advance notice of intent to take leave is required except in cases where there is a "threat of imminent danger."
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