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Part-Time Worker Bill of Rights Act of 2020

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A bill to extend protections to part-time workers in the areas of family and medical leave and pension plans, and to ensure equitable treatment in the workplace.

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Date Actions Overview
02/27/2020Introduced in Senate

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02/27/2020Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
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Cosponsors (3)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ]* 02/27/2020
Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]* 02/27/2020
Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA]* 02/27/2020

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Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions02/27/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (02/27/2020)

Part-Time Worker Bill of Rights Act of 2020

This bill modifies various employment, leave, and pension rules with respect to part-time workers. Specifically, the bill removes the requirement that employees work a minimum number of hours during the preceding 12-month period before becoming eligible for family and medical leave.

The bill also sets the maximum length of service on which employers may condition the eligibility of part-time employees for a qualified pension plan (e.g., 401(k) retirement plan). Except as required by an applicable collective bargaining agreement, such service requirement may be no longer than two consecutive 12-month periods of at least 500 hours of service for part-time employees who have reached the age of 21 by the end of such period.

The bill further prohibits employers of more than 500 employees from setting disparate terms of employment or working conditions for part-time employees, including with respect to compensation, notice of work hours, and promotion opportunities, among others. Additionally, the bill requires such large employers to offer available, qualified part-time employees additional work hours before hiring new employees for such hours. Among other enforcement methods, large employers must maintain three years of records for offers of additional hours and employee responses to such offers. The bill also provides a private right of action for employees to enforce the nondiscrimination requirements of this bill.