House Bill 1025
Limits on Job Applicant Criminal History Inquiries
Sponsor: Rep. Jovan Melton (D)
Status: Assigned to House Judiciary Committee
Summary: The bill would prohibit employers from advertising that a person with a criminal history may not apply for a position; placing a statement in an employment application that a person with a criminal history may not apply for a position; or inquiring about an applicant’s criminal history on an initial application. An employer may obtain a job applicant’s criminal history at any time.
Senate Bill 085
Equal Pay for Equal Work Act
Sponsors: Sens. Jessie Danielson (D) and Brittany Pettersen (D)
Status: Assigned to Senate Judiciary Committee
Summary: The bill removes the authority of the director of the Division of Labor Standards and Statistics in the Department of Labor and Employment to enforce wage discrimination complaints based on an employee’s sex and instead permits an aggrieved person to bring a civil action in district court.