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Public Employees' Workplace Protections

Concerning modifications to the protections for public workers, and, in connection therewith, clarifying certain definitions and standards related to public employee rights and the authority of a public employer to limit such rights consistent with the "Protections for Public Workers Act".
2024 Regular Session
Labor & Employment
State Government
Bill Summary

Section 1 of the bill clarifies existing definitions in the "Protections for Public Workers Act" (Act), including the definitions of "employee organization" and "public employee". Section 2 applies the clarified definition of "public employee" in the context of "protected, concerted activity for the purpose of mutual aid or protection" and also adds guidance for interpretation of that particular right guaranteed to public employees by the Act. Section 2 also modifies the scope and applicability of a public employer's authority to limit the rights of public employees in certain circumstances.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    06/07/2024 Signed Act PDF
    05/13/2024 Final Act PDF
    05/08/2024 Rerevised PDF
    05/07/2024 Revised PDF
    05/06/2024 Reengrossed PDF
    05/04/2024 Engrossed PDF
    05/03/2024 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details