32 Legislatures [30 States, 2 Territories] have introduced the HWB



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January 29th, 2019

Massachusetts re-enters the race

Senator Paul Feeney has taken up the reigns to sponsor the Healthy Workplace Bill this session. Commonly known as the “Anti-Bullying Bill,” this legislation would add a new chapter (c. 151G) to the general laws whose purpose would be to provide legal relief for employees who have been deliberately subjected to abusive work environments.

The main goal of this legislation is not to be punitive but to provide much need education, awareness and incentives for employers to prevent such abusive treatment of employees in the workplace, much like existing discrimination laws. Workplace bullying has a net negative effect on individuals morale and productivity and the time for Massachusetts to lead on this important issue is now.

Senator Feeney’s bill is Senate Docket 1355.

WBI sends its gratitude to NAGE, National Association of Government Employees, for promoting the HWB by repeatedly in successive MA legislative sessions lobbying elected officials. Maybe these are the Senate and House members who will finally enact the law. Thank you. Thank you.

Visit the Massachusetts State Page to read details.

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January 17th, 2019

WV leads off in 2019

The two-year legislative session kicks off with the first introduction of the Healthy Workplace Bill — HB 2062.

House Delgates Fleischauer and Caputo are to be thanked.

Of course, the bill still needs to be scheduled for a public hearing in the Industry and Labor Committee. If the Chair balks, the bill dies silently. See the details on the WV State page.

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