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S.B. 120

This document includes Senate 3rd Reading Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Wed, Feb 12, 2003 at 11:50 AM by rday. -->             

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Senate 3rd Reading Amendments 2-12-2003 rd/po



Sponsor: Scott K. Jenkins

             5      This act modifies provisions in the Labor in General Title related to prohibited
             6      retaliation. This act makes technical changes.
             7      This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
             8      AMENDS:
             9          34-28-19, as last amended by Chapter 52, Laws of Utah 1999
             10      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             11          Section 1. Section 34-28-19 is amended to read:
             12           34-28-19. Retaliation prohibited -- Administrative process -- Enforcement --
             13      Rulemaking.
             14          (1) (a) An employer violates this chapter if the employer [discharges an employee, or
             15      threatens to discharge an employee] takes an action described in Subsection (1)(b) against an
             16      employee because:
             17          [(a)] (i) the employee [has filed] files a complaint or [testified] testifies in a proceeding
             18      relative to the enforcement of this chapter;
             19          [(b)] (ii) the employee is [about] going to file a complaint or testify in a proceeding
             20      relative to the enforcement of this chapter; or
             21          [(c)] (iii) the employer believes that the employee may file a complaint or testify in any
             22      proceeding relative to the enforcement of this chapter.
             23          (b) Subsection (1)(a) applies to the following actions of an employer:
             24          (i) the discharge of an employee;
             25          (ii) the demotion of an employee;
             26           S [ (iii) the refusal to promote an employee; ] s or
             27           S [ (iv) ] (iii) s any other form of retaliation against an employee in the terms, privileges, or

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     conditions of employment.
             29          (2) (a) An employee claiming to be aggrieved by an action of the employer in violation
             30      of Subsection (1) may file with the division a request for agency action.
             31          (b) On receipt of a request for agency action under Subsection (2)(a), the division:
             32          (i) shall conduct an adjudicative proceeding pursuant to Title 63, Chapter 46b,
             33      Administrative Procedures Act; and
             34          (ii) may attempt to reach a settlement between the parties through a settlement
             35      conference.
             36          (3) If the division determines that a violation has occurred, the division may require the
             37      employer to:
             38          (a) cease and desist any retaliatory action;
             39          (b) compensate the employee, which compensation may not exceed reimbursement for,
             40      and payment of, lost wages and benefits to the employee; or
             41          (c) do both (3)(a) and (b).
             42          (4) The division may enforce this section in accordance with Subsections 34-28-9 (3)
             43      and (4).
             44          (5) [The] In accordance with Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking
             45      Act, the commission shall adopt rules, as required, to implement this section.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 1-17-03 4:49 PM

A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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