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 the Government Relations Chair at govt.relations@lincolnhr.org.

Nebraska Legislative Bills

The 105th session of the Nebraska Legislature is in full swing.  As usual, there are a variety of bills that have the potential to impact our work.  These include bills on Veterans Preference, requirements for a wage statement with each paycheck, a proposal for a Paid Family medical Leave Act, and the ubiquitous workers’ compensation bills.

The following bills are opposed by LHRMA and SHRM Nebraska State Council:

LB 955 Adopt the Paid Family Medical leave Act Status OPPOSE
LB 961 Change Exclusive Remedy Provisions of the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act Status OPPOSE
LB 1085 Require listing of employee salaries and job titles of certain private employers Status OPPOSE

Here are some other bills you may wish to monitor:

LB 560 Makes it unlawful to discriminate or retaliate against an employee who has opposed any practice made unlawful by the NE Wage Payment & Collection Act or an employee who has participated in investigation of same Status

Presented to Governor on 3/27/14

LB 570 Requires employers to give employees notice of electronic monitoring, unless done to investigate misconduct or a crime; imposes fines on employers for violations of the law Status
LB 765 Change the Nebraska Wage Payment & Collection Act Status
LB 903 Require a wage statement for employees under the Nebraska Wage Payment and Collection Act Status
LB 1090

LB 588

Adopt the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act

Change Veteran employment preference provisions

Status

Approved by Governor on 2/18/14


Summary of Bills Affecting Employment
Chris Hedican, SHRM Nebraska State Council Legislative Director, has developed a summary of legislative bills that impact employment.  The bill summaries include a section on employer impact, which is very helpful.

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

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