SB 0465 Remedies For Wrongful Discharge From Employment
Committee:LAIRLR Number:S1640.01I
Last Action:03/06/95 - Referred S Labor & Industrial Relations Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 1995
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Current Bill Summary

SB 465 - This act grants rights to employees who are terminated, replacing common law rights. It does not include contracts for limited periods of employment or agreements to waive this act and provide severance pay. Employees do not lose rights under state and federal laws.

No employee with a year of experience can be terminated without good cause. An employee's failure to meet business- related standards can be good cause if an express written agreement so provides. Additional agreements may be made between employers and employees.

A terminated employee may file a complaint and demand for arbitration with the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. It must be filed within 180 days after the termination or breach of agreement for severance pay. Procedures are provided for a response and statement of reasons for the termination.