Tennessee Enacts Law to Prevent Workplace Bullying – But…

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Tennessee becomes the first state to pass the Healthy Workplace Act. It’s a bittersweet victory. Policies alone are not as effective in preventing abusive conduct as those that carry threat of litigation.

Kansas Joins Push For New Ways To Address Workplace Bullying

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…It is the purpose of this act to insure that every state agency has a policy in place to address and correct workplace bullying… Kansas has joined the growing number of States seeking out new legislative solutions to ensure dignity in our workplaces. The Kansas Organization of State Employees (KOSE) is pushing to get House Bill 2720, through their State Legislature to protect public workers from psychological abuse.  Click on this link to watch the Fox News report featuring KOSE speaker, John Bates.  Excerpts from the bill featured below  call on the state to… Read More

ON THE MOVE: New Templates For Workplace Bullying Legislation

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[New Hampshire] SEIU’s member-driven workplace bullying legislation to protect public employees, HB 591, passed last month’s Senate vote. Rather than a “stand alone bill” it’s smartly tagged as part of the Whistle Blower’s Protection Act.   Included in the welcome changes to the bill’s language that the Senate approved are: 

Using Union Contracts To Protect Teachers From Bullying

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Unions are using their contracts to help curb workplace bullying

SEIU’s Workplace Bullying Legislation Stalled

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New Hampshire’s 2013 version of the Healthy Workplace Bill HB 591 has been tabled for this year and a rewrite is in the works. Fingers crossed that legislators have recognized the need to remove “malice” from the text because it creates a virtually impossible hurdle for targets of abuse to overcome in order to actually use this law to protect themselves.

Why Raising Walmart Wages Helps The Economy

Walmart CEO Michael Duke’s $35 million annual salary constitutes an hourly wage equal to the annual salary of the average Walmart employee. — Jonathon Turley Walmart tops the “leading retailer by employment chart” with over 2 million employees — next on the list is Target with only 365,000.  Today Walmart workers will go on strike to demand fair wages among other issues. A study by Demos reports that “Retail jobs are a crucial source of income for the families of workers in the sector, yet currently more than 1 million retail workers and their… Read More

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