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Gazette: Coalition of business, industry groups seek to stop ‘Fair Workweek’ bill

A coalition of business and industry groups is rallying behind efforts to stop a proposal to require businesses to pay employees for showing up — even when they did not do any work because there’s not enough work that day.

For workers, the situation could mean losing a day’s pay — and supporters say that puts an “an untenable burden on families.”

But business leaders argue that the legislative measure imposes punitive and “inflexible” requirements that fail to consider companies’ operational needs and the “nature of unpredictable industries.”

Under the House Bill 23-1118, companies must provide a worker an hour of “predictability pay” when they add time to a shift or changes the location, and two hours salary if they reduced the work time.

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