HB1596 (CH0738)

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2018 Regular Session



Disclosing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Act of 2018

Sponsored by:

Delegate Valderrama


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 738

Synopsis:Providing that, except as prohibited by federal law, a provision in certain employment contracts, policies, or agreements that waive certain rights or remedies to a claim of sexual harassment or certain retaliation is null and void as being against the public policy of the State; requiring employers with 50 or more employees to submit a certain survey to the Commission on Civil Rights; requiring the Commission to make the survey responses accessible to the public by posting certain information on the Commission's website; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegates Valderrama, Anderson, Angel, Atterbeary, Barkley, B. Barnes, D. Barnes, Barron, Barve, Beidle, Branch, Brooks, Carr, Chang, Clippinger, Cullison, Davis, Dumais, Fennell, Flanagan, Fraser-Hidalgo, Frick, Frush, Gaines, Gibson, Gilchrist, Glass, Glenn, Gutierrez, Healey, Hettleman, Hill, Hixson, C. Howard, Jackson, Jones, Kaiser, Kelly, Korman, Kramer, Lafferty, J. Lewis, R. Lewis, Lierman, Lisanti, McIntosh, McMillan, A. Miller, Moon, Morales, Mosby, Pena-Melnyk, Pendergrass, Proctor, Queen, Reznik, Rosenberg, Sample-Hughes, Sanchez, Simonaire, Stein, Tarlau, Turner, Valentino-Smith, Waldstreicher, Walker, A. Washington, M. Washington, Wilkins, K. Young, Jameson, Luedtke, and Wilson
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB1010
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2018
Economic Matters  View Committee HearingFinance  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Private Sector Labor and Industry
Narrow Subject(s):Attorneys' Fees
Civil Rights Commission
Committees and Commissions -see also- Political Committees
Contracts -see also- Land Installment Contracts; Procurement
Data -see also- Census; Demographics
Electronic Government -see also- Electronic Communication
Federal Government
Harassment -see also- Threats
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Public Information
Sexual Offenses
Work, Labor and Employment -see also- Col Barg; Holiday; etc
Statutes:Article - Labor and Employment

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May 21, 2018 10:37 A.M.