Wage payment issue receives additional debate

May 7, 2015

Although the wage payment collection legislation (Senate File 270) did not make the legislative funnel earlier this year, Rep. Bruce Hunter (D-Des Moines) offered an amendment to the economic development appropriations bill that would change the burden of proof in wage payment claims to the employer and establish a rebuttable presumption. The amendment failed, but there may be other opportunities for senators and representatives to try to bring this language forward yet this year.