H.R. 675: Part-Time Worker Bill of Rights Act of 2013

Feb 13, 2013
Referred to Committee
0% chance of being enacted
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Janice “Jan” Schakowsky
Representative for Illinois's 9th congressional district
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Feb 13, 2013
11 pages

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 13, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Feb 13, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 13, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...

1% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

To extend protections to part-time workers in the areas of employer-provided health insurance, family and medical leave, and pension plans.


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17 cosponsors (17D) (show)

House Education and the Workforce

Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions

Workforce Protections

House House Administration

House Oversight and Government Reform

House Ways and Means

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Library of Congress Summary

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Part-Time Worker Bill of Rights Act of 2013 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to extend the large employer health insurance coverage mandate to part-time employees (as well as full-time employees, currently covered).
Amends the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 to make an employee eligible for coverage under such Act if that employee has been employed for at least 12 months by a covered employer with respect to whom such leave is requested. (Eliminates the requirement, under current law, that the employee have served at least 1,250 hours during the 12-month period before the leave request.)
Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to require that certain employees working at less than full-time under participation, vesting, and accrual rules governing pension plans be treated as meeting full-time year-of-service criteria. Qualifies such workers for group health plans. Extends ERISA coverage to certain individuals whose services are leased or contracted for.

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