Bill Text: TX SB57 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the period during which an employee may file a claim for unpaid wages with the Texas Workforce Commission.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-03-03 - Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development [SB57 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-SB57-Introduced.html
  87R1728 KSD-D
 
  By: Zaffirini S.B. No. 57
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the period during which an employee may file a claim for
  unpaid wages with the Texas Workforce Commission.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 61.051(c), Labor Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (c)  A wage claim must be filed not later than the first
  anniversary of [180th day after] the date the wages claimed became
  due for payment. The filing [180-day] deadline is a matter of
  jurisdiction.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act to Section
  61.051, Labor Code, applies to a wage claim filed under Subchapter
  D, Chapter 61, Labor Code, for wages that become due for payment on
  or after March 5, 2021. A wage claim for wages that became due for
  payment before that date is governed by the law in effect
  immediately before the effective date of this Act, and the former
  law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
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