Bill Text: FL S0862 | 2012 | Regular Session | Introduced

Bill Title: Wage Protection for Employees

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Failed) 2012-03-09 - Died in Judiciary [S0862 Detail]

Download: Florida-2012-S0862-Introduced.html
       Florida Senate - 2012                                     SB 862
       By Senator Simmons
       22-00451C-12                                           2012862__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to wage protection for employees;
    3         prohibiting a county, municipality, or political
    4         subdivision from adopting or maintaining in effect a
    5         law, ordinance, or rule that creates requirements,
    6         regulations, or processes for the purpose of
    7         addressing wage theft; preempting such activities to
    8         the state; defining the term “wage theft”; providing
    9         an effective date.
   11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   13         Section 1. (1) A county, municipality, or political
   14  subdivision of the state may not adopt or maintain in effect any
   15  law, ordinance, or rule that creates requirements, regulations,
   16  or processes for the purpose of addressing wage theft. The
   17  regulation of wage theft by counties, municipalities, or
   18  political subdivisions is expressly preempted to the state.
   19         (2) As used in this section, the term “wage theft” means an
   20  illegal or improper underpayment or nonpayment of an individual
   21  worker’s wages, salaries, commissions, or other similar form of
   22  compensation.
   23         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2012.