Maine LD 445: An Act Regarding the Sick Days of an Employee Who Is Terminated While on Sick Leave

LD 445 (subjects: EMPLOYEE BENEFITS , LEAVE POLICIES )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=445&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. David Woodsome of York: (R – District 33) — e-mail | Facebook

0 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/24/2015 Senate Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Volk of Cumberland REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
2/24/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/12/2015 Senate Reports READ
On motion by Senator VOLK of Cumberland the Minority Ought Not To Pass Report ACCEPTED
Motion by Senator THIBODEAU of Waldo The Senate RECONSIDERED its actions whereby the Minority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report was ACCEPTED
Motion by Senator VOLK of Cumberland to accept the Minority Ought Not To Pass Report FAILED
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 62 15 Yeas – 20 Nays- 0 Excused – 0 Absent
Subsequently, the Majority Ought to Pass As Amended Report ACCEPTED
READ ONCE
Committee Amendment “A” (S-78) READ and ADOPTED

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-78)
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
5/13/2015 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative HERBIG of Belfast, the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 75
(Yeas 79 – Nays 68 – Absent 4 – Excused 0)
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (S-78) was READ and ADOPTED.
Under suspension of the rules, the Bill was given its SECOND READING without REFERENCE to the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-78).
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/19/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/20/2015 Senate On motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford PLACED ON THE SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE pending ENACTMENT , in concurrence.
7/16/2015 Senate The Bill was in the possession of the Senate when the Legislature adjourned Sine Die and was placed in the Legislative Files. (DEAD)

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 445 as originally introduced. L.D. 445 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (S-78) .

An Act Regarding the Sick Days of an Employee Who Is Terminated While on Sick Leave

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 26 MRSA 626, first , as amended by PL 1991, c. 162, is further amended to read:

An employee leaving employment must be paid in full within a reasonable time after demand at the office of the employer where payrolls are kept and wages are paid, provided that any overcompensation may be withheld if authorized under section 635 and any loan or advance against future earnings or wages may be deducted if evidenced by a statement in writing signed by the employee. Whenever the terms of employment include provisions for paid vacations, vacation pay on cessation of employment has the same status as wages earned. When an employer terminates the employment of an employee while that employee is out on compensated sick leave, sick leave accrued on cessation of employment has the same status as wages earned.

summary

This bill requires an employer who terminates the employment of an employee while that employee is out on compensated sick leave to compensate that employee for all accrued sick leave.

Patterns of Support

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