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Bill seeks advance layoff warning

Bill seeks advance layoff warning

December 29th, 2010 in News

When the state lays off 50 or more employees, it would give them 60 days notice, under a bill being filed by an incoming state representative from Jefferson City.

Rep.-elect Jay Barnes, R-Jefferson City, plans to file the bill at the start of session.

"If you're going to lose your job and it's not your fault, you deserve a heads up," Barnes said in an interview on Tuesday.

Barnes, who campaigned on a platform of fighting for state employees, says the bill is about basic human decency.