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General Assembly



January Session, 2017

LCO No. 6333



Offered by:


SEN. KENNEDY, 12th Dist.


To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 747

File No. 271

Cal. No. 162


Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2017) (a) For the purposes of this section:

(1) "Employee" means any person employed or permitted to work in any occupation in the mercantile trade or restaurant occupations;

(2) "Employer" means any employer, as defined in section 31-58 of the general statutes, who employs not less than twenty-five employees in the state and not less than one hundred employees nationwide, including franchises; and

(3) "Shift" means the consecutive hours an employer requires an employee to work or to be on call to work, provided a break of one hour or less shall not be considered an interruption of consecutive hours.

(b) Any employer who provides less than twenty-four-hours' notice to an employee of such employee's shift, by telephonic or electronic means, shall be subject to the minimum daily earnings guaranteed to such employee, as established in sections 31-62-D1 and 31-62-E1 of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies, as applicable provided:

(1) No such employer shall be prohibited from adopting policies related to scheduling that are more beneficial to an employee than those required pursuant to this subsection;

(2) Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to diminish the obligation of an employer to comply with any contract, collective bargaining agreement, employment benefit plan or other agreement providing policies that are more beneficial to an employee than those required herein; and

(3) The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to any employee who agrees to work a shift of greater than four hours for which such employee received less than twenty-four-hours' notice from the employer. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2017

New section