Legislative Issues

Welcome to LHRMA’s Legislative Issues section of our website!  Here you will find information about bills and newly formed laws on the state and local level that effect the Human Resource profession.  Please use the different sections below for assistance in keeping update up on legislative issues.  Questions can be directed to the Government Relations Chair at govt.relations@lincolnhr.org.

The 2015 legislative bills have all been submitted and the committee hearings are underway. One of your membership benefits is having access to summaries of legislative bills that may impact you. Here are a few handpicked by your Legislative Committee:

  • LB 115 – Prohibits employers from requiring an individual to disclose his/her social security number unless consent is provided or it is expressly required by law, regulation, etc. or is used for a criminal history background check.
  • LB 251 – Provides subsidies to employers for initial compensation and on-the-job training to newly hired veterans during the first 180 days of employment.
  • LB 493 – Employers must allow employees to accrue a minimum of one hour of paid sick and safe time for every thirty hours worked.

Click below for full summaries of the 2015 employment-related bills:

Make Your Voice Heard!

There are a number of ways in which you can make your position on legislation known to a legislative committee (prior to the hearing) or to the senator in your legislative district. Don’t depend on “someone else” to do it. Make your voice heard! Take action on legislation that can directly impact your work. Click here for more.

Legislative Resources