PA licensed drivers who operate a commercial motor vehicle will have to report any tickets they receive (other than parking) to their employer within 30 days starting on January 24, 2020. Failure to do so results in a $100 fine, increasing to $300 for certain violations.
The particulars…Section 1604(a) of the PA Motor Vehicle Code has been amended. The key elements are as follows:
-driver of a commercial motor vehicle
-holding a driver’s license issued by the Commonwealth of PA
-who is cited, arrested, or charged
-with violating a Federal or State law or any local ordinance
-relating to motor vehicle control
-in this or any other state or Canada
-other than parking violations
-shall notify his employer
-within 30 days
-of the date of the date of being receiving the citation or being arrested or being officially charged.
Note–an employer who receives timely notice from the employee may not terminate the employee solely for providing the notice UNLESS the employee is convicted of the violation.
As you recall, there is an existing law that any such convictions must be reported to the employer. However, the amendment shortened the time for doing so to 15 days.
This is effective 60 days after becoming effective on November 25, 2020…January 24, 2021 if my math is correct. Then again, I became an attorney to avoid math–please double check me.