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Sat Dec 21, 2019, 10:23 AM

Lawmakers Seek To Clarify Guidance For Restaurant Workers

by Jack Kramer

HARTFORD, CT—Legislation requiring the state to create new rules regarding how restaurants pay their workers passed the House and Senate Wednesday.

The House passed the bill 125-11 and the Senate passed it 27-3.

It now goes to Gov. Ned Lamont, who is expected to sign it into law.

Lamont, who initially vetoed similar legislation in July, applauded passage of the legislation Wednesday.

“This legislation is the result of collaborative discussions between our administration, lawmakers, and representatives of both sides, and it strikes the appropriate balance to protect the wages fairly earned by restaurant workers while providing relief to restaurant owners who may have complied with unclear or conflicting guidance from the prior administration’s Department of Labor,” Lamont said.

Read more: https://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/20191218_lawmakers_seek_to_clarify_guidance_for_restaurant_workers/

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