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Allows employees to bring civil actions against an employer if the employee is required to attend a meeting they subjectively believe in discussing political matters, including legislation or regulations that impact business operations or employer involvement in civic or community events.
Although largely just technical changes to various labor statutes, the bill eliminates the unemployment experience rate calculations based on a single year for the years 2026 and 2027. This prevents the continuation of an unexpected problem that arose from a law enacted during the 2021 session that attempted to shield employers from a spike in their experience rates related to the surge in unemployment during the pandemic. The fix was to base the normal three year experience rate calculation off of a single year - 2019. While this helped the vast majority of businesses, a few were harmed because they had unexpectedly high layoffs in 2019 and no layoffs during the pandemic.
Would have required the Labor Commissioner to perform a study concerning the creation of a return to work program in the state.
Required the Labor Commissioner to adopt regulations regarding safe and equitable working conditions for all employees in the state.
Required employers or insurers acting on behalf of employers to provide notice and get approval before discontinuing coverage for prescription medications.