Labor and Employment

P Passed

P HB2481

Labor and employment; remedies for discrimination. Extends the statute of limitations for filing a claim for discrimination based on reporting an employer's safety or health violations from 30 days to 60 days.
Patron - Moran

P SB1044

Industrial Hygiene and Safety Profession Title Protection Act. Prohibits a person from representing to the public that he is a Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Associate Industrial Hygienist, Industrial Hygienist in Training, Certified Safety Professional, Certified Associate Safety Professional, Construction Health and Safety Technologist, or Occupational Health and Safety Technologist unless the proper certification has been obtained. The bill further provides for injunctive relief to restrain a person from representing himself as possessing one of the titles without having first obtained the required certification. The bill exempts employees of the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry while they are engaged in the business of the Commonwealth. The measure does not bar an otherwise-qualified expert witness from testifying in court proceedings.
Patron - Williams

F Failed

F HB2723

Hobby and model boilers; inspection and testing. Permits a hobby or model boiler inspected and certified in the Commonwealth between 1995 and 2000 at a maximum allowable working pressure between 100 and 150 pounds per square inch to continue to be operated at its previously certified pressure until a reduction in pressure is required by the inspector. This bill contains an emergency clause.
Patron - Armstrong

F SB1317

Employee-employer cooperation act. Permits employees of the Commonwealth, its political subdivisions, or any governmental agency of any of them, to form associations for the purpose of discussing their interests with their employing agencies whenever such agencies agree to engage in such discussions. Current law permits these governmental employees to form such associations for the purpose of promoting their interests before their employing agencies.
Patron - Byrne


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