LD 610 LR 965(04)
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Employer Recovery of Overcompensation Paid to an Employee
Fiscal Note for Bill as Engrossed with:
No Amendments
Committee: Labor and Housing
Fiscal Note
Potential current biennium cost increase - All funds
Fiscal Detail and Notes
Reducing the maximum amount an employer may withhold from an employee's pay to recover overcompensation from 10% to 5% and prohibiting an employer from recovering more than the amount of overcompensation paid to an employee due to an error by the employer in the 3 years preceding the discovery of the overcompensation may mean recovery in some cases is never accomplished, increasing costs to all employers.  It is not possible to estimate the amounts of future overcompensation that may never be recovered by state departments and agencies because of this bill.
Additional costs for the Regulation and Enforcement program within the Department of Labor associated with enforcing the limitation on the  recovery of overcompensation paid to an employee in error are assumed to be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.