H.R.1643 - Volunteer Firefighter and EMS Personnel Job Protection Act110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Andrews, Robert E. [D-NJ-1] (Introduced 03/22/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Education and Labor|
|Latest Action:||06/27/2007 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1643 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/22/2007)
Volunteer Firefighter and EMS Personnel Job Protection Act - Prohibits any employee from being terminated, demoted, or discriminated against in the terms or conditions of employment because the employee is absent or late as a result of serving as a volunteer firefighter or providing volunteer emergency medical services as part of a response to an emergency or major disaster. Excludes absences for which the employee: (1) is absent for more than 14 days per calendar year; (2) responds to an emergency or major disaster without being official deployed in accordance with a coordinator national deployment system; or (3) fails to provide written verification within a reasonable period of time.
Allows employers to: (1) reduce the employee's regular pay for such time as the employee is absent; and (2) require the employee to provide written verification from the supervising Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), state, or local official that such employee responded in an official capacity at a specified time and date.
Requires such an employee to make a reasonable effort to notify his or her employer that he or she may be absent or late.
Gives such an employee a private cause of action for discrimination which violates this Act.