SB 306 permits the investigation of an employer by the Labor Commissioner — even if there has been no complaint by an employee, if the Labor Commissioner believes there has been occurrences of retaliation or discrimination against a worker during a wage claim or other investigation. Also, the Labor Commissioner may get a court order preventing an employer from dismissing or disciplining an employee, prior to finishing the investigation or deciding if retaliation has taken. Additionally, SB 306 provides for a new citation process for possible violations and penalties.
SB 258: Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017
This bill would require a manufacturer of a designated product, as defined, that is sold in the state to disclose on the product label and on the product’s Internet Web site information related to chemicals contained in the designated product, as specified. The bill would authorize a manufacturer to protect certain chemicals from disclosure by use of a generic name, as specified. The bill would prohibit the sale in the state of a designated product that does not satisfy these requirements.
Workers Compensation Related Bills
applies to injuries sustained by employees while on the job in an act of domestic terrorism during a state of emergency declared by the governor. In these situations, employers must provide a nurse case manager to represent injured employees. The Division of Workers’ Compensation will write the regulations defining the extent of the employer’s obligations and the information for required notices.
SB 189, effective July 1, 2018, states when owners, officers of businesses, members of boards of directors, general partners in a partnership and managing members of LLCs may be exempt from workers’ compensation laws.
extends the automatic stay on liens filed by medical providers who are charged with criminal fraud.
extends the billing deadline for providers of emergency treatment services from 30 days to 180 days.
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