On March 20, 2009 I posted an entry about several leave of absence bills pending in the Texas Legislature.  Today I want to highlight a few other bills that will effect Texas employers if passed.

  • HB 32  Prohibiting discrimination against employees of workers’ compensation nonsubscribers who sustain an injury in the course and scope of their employment.
  • HB 183  A bill to link the Texas minimum wage to the federal minimum wage.
  • HB 226 Prohibits an employer from discriminating against an employee that has refused to participate in an employer’s charitable deduction campaign.  
  • HB 978  To amend, and greatly expand, prohibited disability discrimination under the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act.
  • SB 730 prohibits an employer from implementing policies prohibiting employees from keeping legal firearms and ammunition in locked vehicles on the employer’s parking lot.
  • SB 986 To extend the statute of limitations for discrimination claims alleging discrimination in the payment of compensation.  State law equivalent of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

There are also a number of immigration bills pending this session.  Michael Fox has detailed those bills on his blog.