Enhance Enforcement of Employment Laws

Last updated: May 5, 2019

Details about this bill
Category: Wage and Labor
Status: In Committee
Sponsor: Senator Troy Jackson, Senate 35 - York County
Session: 129
Bill #: LD 1693

Position:

Monitoring.

Summary:

This bill authorizes private persons, acting in the public interest, to enforce the laws governing employment practices and prohibiting unfair discrimination in the workplace.

Under this bill:

1. Private persons or whistleblowers, acting as relators, may bring public enforcement actions of employment laws on behalf of the State;

2. Civic organizations may assist aggrieved persons in reporting violations of employment laws; and

3. Persons who are injured by violations of employment laws are protected from retaliation.