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Sen. Matt Hansen

Sen. Matt Hansen

District 26

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January 9, 2018

Senator Hansen introduces bill to protect workers from retaliation due to wage complaints

Statement from Senator Hansen

LINCOLN, NE – Today, Senator Matt Hansen introduced LB 916, which would
prevent workers from retaliation or discrimination after they file or are otherwise
involved in a complaint under the Nebraska Wage and Hour Act and the
Nebraska Wage Payment and Collection Act. Provisions of these acts ensure
compliance with the state’s minimum wage laws as well as compliance with
paying wages on regular pay periods and payment of wages owed after
employment ends.

“Today I introduced LB 916 so that workers feel able to come forward when their
employers fail to pay them wages they earned,” said Sen. Hansen. “While we
made important progress by recently increasing the state’s minimum wage, this
legislation will be serve as an effective enforcement tool to ensure all employees
actually receive their pay.”

“Protecting workers from retaliation and ensuring they do not face threats or
intimidation for exercising their rights is and should be an important priority
against discrimination,” added Susan Martin, President of the Nebraska State
AFL-CIO. “Effective laws aid in the prevention of inappropriate manipulation by
parties who seek to prevent workers from exercising their rights or retaliating
against them when they do.”

Sen. Matt Hansen

District 26
Room #2010
P.O. Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2610
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