Senate Bill 27 increases the statute of limitations for filing an action for recovery upon a claim for unpaid wages from 1 year to 2 years, making it consistent with the statute of limitations under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. The statute of limitations is a law that limits the time a person has from the date of the transgression giving rise to a claim to file a claim in the appropriate court or other forum.
Many employees who are terminated spend the first period of unemployment attempting to secure other employment. After this focus on finding employment ends, 1 year may have passed or be about to pass, preventing employees who are owed wages from a previous employer from seeking legal redress.
|Senate Bill 27 – Increasing the time allowed to file a claim for unpaid wages||Currrent Status – Senate Labor 1/10/23|
|House Sponsors – Osienski, Heffernan, Morrison, Williams, Griffith, Lambert||Senate Sponsors – Sturgeon, Walsh, Hansen, Lockman, McBride, Paradee, Townsend|
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