SB 605 – Restriction on Employee Wage Assignments

Sen. Schneider has introduced SB 605 which prohibits an employer from honoring an employee wage assignment for the purpose of paying union dues. The employee can still have taken out of his or her wages contributions to non-profits, purchase of employer stock, repayment of employer loans, repayment of judgments, purchase of insurance, and a bunch of other stuff, but not union dues.

The bill also prohibits a state employee from having his or her wages assigned for the purpose of making a contribution or payment to be used for political activities.

Pretty arbitrary and political.

Fortunately, if someone wants to make a recurring payment to an organization, it’s not too tough these days to get the bank to do it automatically. So, the practical consequences of this legislation might be questionable.

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