Enhance Enforcement of Employment Laws
|Category:||Wage and Labor|
|Sponsor:||Senator Troy Jackson, Senate 35 - York County|
|Bill #:||LD 1693|
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.