H.R.1099 - Disaster Assistance Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 2007110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Schwartz, Allyson Y. [D-PA-13] (Introduced 02/15/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Latest Action:||02/16/2007 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1099 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/15/2007)
Disaster Assistance Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 2007 - Amends the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to prohibit the termination or demotion of, or other discrimination in the terms and conditions of employment against, an employee who, when activated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as a disaster assistance employee reservist, is absent from or late to work for up to 90 days (or longer if the Secretary of Homeland Security publishes a determination that an extension is appropriate due to a national emergency).
Allows an employer to: (1) charge against the employee's regular pay any time that an employee loses from employment because of such activation; and (2) request the employee to provide written verification from FEMA of the time and dates of such activation.
Requires any such employee to make a reasonable effort to notify his or her employer of such absences or lateness.
Authorizes a person who has been terminated, demoted, or otherwise discriminated against in violation of this Act to bring a civil action in U.S. district court if the action is commenced within one year after the violation.