Laura V. Sturgeon
- District 4
This Act 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, 29 U.S.C. §§ 201, et seq. 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. This Act applies to claims when the date of the accruing of the cause of action on which the action is based is on or after the effective date of this Act. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.
Signed by Governor
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
Reported Out of Committee (Labor) in House with 9 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
Reported Out of Committee (Labor) in Senate with 4 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
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