OLR Bill Analysis

sSB 180

AN ACT INCREASING PENALTIES ON EMPLOYERS FOR REFUNDS OF WAGES IN EXCHANGE FOR FURNISHING EMPLOYMENT.

SUMMARY:

The law prohibits an employer or its agent from demanding or receiving a portion of an employee's wages (“kickback”) in order for the employee to obtain or continue in employment with the employer. This bill increases the maximum financial penalties for violations of the law, from $ 100 to $ 1,000 for a first offense and from $ 500 to $ 2,500 for each subsequent offense.

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1, 2013

COMMITTEE ACTION

Labor and Public Employees Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute Change of Reference

Yea

11

Nay

0

(03/15/2012)

Judiciary Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

44

Nay

0

(04/02/2012)