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January Session, 2011

LCO No. 7646



Offered by:


REP. RIGBY, 63rd Dist.

REP. MINER, 66th Dist.

REP. AMAN, 14th Dist.


To: Senate Bill No. 913

File No. 76

Cal. No. 555

Strike subsection (c) of section 5 and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"(c) Any employee aggrieved by a violation of the provisions of sections 2 to 6, inclusive, of this act may file a complaint with the Labor Commissioner. Upon receipt of any such complaint, said commissioner may hold a hearing. After the hearing, any employer who is found by the Labor Commissioner, by a preponderance of the evidence, to have violated the provisions of subsection (a) of this section shall be liable to the Labor Department for a civil penalty of five hundred dollars for each violation. The Labor Commissioner may award the employee all appropriate relief, including the payment for used paid sick leave, rehiring or reinstatement to the employee's previous job, payment of back wages and reestablishment of employee benefits to which the employee otherwise would have been eligible if the employee had not been subject to such retaliatory personnel action or discriminated against. Any party aggrieved by the decision of the commissioner may appeal the decision to the Superior Court in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes. "