Tag: collective bargaining

Temporary Disability Insurance On July 10, 2018, Hawaii Governor David Ige signed legislation (H.B. 2375) allowing advanced practice, registered nurses to certify an employee’s disability and increasing an employer’s penalty for its failure to submit timely wage and employment information when an insurer has sent a request for such information. The law became effective July…

Public-Sector Employees No Longer Required to Subsidize a Union They Don’t Join On June 27, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) closed out its term with a decision altering a 40-year precedent (Abood v. Detroit Bd. of Ed., 431 U. S. 209 (1977)) and overturning more than 20 state’s laws. In Janus,…

Preemption Bill On April 16, 2018, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed legislation (A.B. 748) prohibiting both of the following: State or local governments from requiring any person to accept certain collective bargaining provisions or waive its rights under the National Labor Relations Act or state labor law. Local regulation of employee hours and overtime, employment…

Collective Bargaining and Payroll Deductions On April 24, 2018, Hawaii Governor David Ige signed legislation (H.B. 1725) requiring collective bargaining public employees to provide written notification to their exclusive representative to discontinue the payroll assignments 30 days prior to the anniversary of the representation agreement. The law also requires the employee’s exclusive representative to provide…