Dems: Labor & Business Relations Committee Report – Week 8, 2018

March 1, 2018
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SF 2353 – WIOA Federal Conformity
HF 2240 Electronic Wage Statements

 

FLOOR ACTION:

SF 2353 brings Iowa Code into conformity with the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA). The bill adds definitions; makes changes to the conflict of interest policy for State Workforce Board members; updates the political and gender balance of the State Board; and requires electronic posting of certain State Board information.

The bill makes changes to the membership of the local workforce boards; requires a majority of members representing business; makes the Chief Elected Officials responsible for appointees to the local boards, instead of the Governor; provides a list of functions to be carried out by local workforce boards; and makes changes to the political and gender balance of local boards.

The bill makes Iowa Workforce Development the lead agency for developing industry and sector partnerships. Currently, the Iowa Department of Education administers sector partnerships along with community colleges.
[2/28: 48-2 (No: Bisignano, Taylor)]

 

HF 2240 permits employers to provide wage statements by secure electronic transmission or other secure electronic means. This is in addition to the option to provide the statement by mail or in person, or allow the employee to view and print the statement for free. If the employee is unable to receive the statement by electronic means, they must notify the employer in writing at least one pay period in advance, and the employer will provide the statement by mail or in person, or allow the employee to view and print the statement for free. Iowa Code requires the wage statement to show the hours the employee worked, wages earned and deductions taken.
[2/26: 47-2 (No: Dotzler, Taylor; Excused: Chelgren)]

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