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Lawmakers will try again top itch OT pay for those who work Thanksgiving

Rep. Matt Lesser (Hugh McQuaid photo)
Rep. Matt Lesser (Hugh McQuaid photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. – A group of Democrats in the House will try again in the coming months to pass a labor-backed bill designed to discourage retailers from opening stores on Thanksgiving by requiring them to pay their workers holiday overtime.

The bill would require any retailer that opened for business on Thanksgiving to pay their employees at two-and-a-half times their normal rate.

“It’s a day that’s special for Americans to take a day of thanks, of rest, to spend with their families, and for more and more Americans that is no longer possible,” Rep. Matt Lesser, D-Middletown, said at a Monday morning press conference in Hartford.

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