Maurice A. West, II
- District 67
Creates the Employee Background Fairness Act. Provides that an employer may not refuse to hire an individual and may not discharge an individual because of the individual's criminal history unless the individual has one or more convictions and there is a direct relationship between one of more of an individual's convictions and the specific employment sought. Prohibits retaliation for exercising rights under the Act. Provides that an individual denied or discharged from employment because of his or her criminal history in violation of the Act may recover from the employer in a civil action: (1) damages in the amount of $2,000 or actual damages, whichever is greater; (2) costs and reasonable attorney's fees as allowed by the court; and (3) any other appropriate relief, including punitive damages. Defines terms. Effective immediately.
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Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Lakesia Collins
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
Rule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark L. Walker
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K. Smith
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan "Yoni" Pizer
Assigned to Labor & Commerce Committee
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
Referred to Rules Committee
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
Chief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Maurice A. West, II
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