House Bill No. 5157

Public Act No. 00-65

An Act Concerning Wage Payments To Certified Employees Of Local And Regional Boards Of Education.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 31-71b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(a) Except as otherwise provided in section 12-34b, each employer, by himself, his agent or representative, shall pay weekly all moneys due each employee on a regular pay day, designated in advance by the employer, in cash, by negotiable checks or, upon an employee's written request, by credit to such employee's account in any bank which has agreed with the employer to accept such wage deposits.

(b) The end of the pay period for which payment is made on a regular pay day shall be not more than eight days before such regular pay day, provided, if such regular pay day falls on a nonwork day, payment shall be made on the preceding work day.

(c) This section shall not be construed to prohibit a local or regional board of education and a recognized or certified exclusive bargaining representative of its certified employees from including within their collective bargaining agreement a schedule for the payment of wages to certified employees that differs from the requirements of subsections (a) and (b) of this section.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved May 16, 2000