The following employment-related bills were enrolled for consideration in the Texas Legislature over the past two weeks.
HB 1178 (Flynn) (Relating to employment protection for members of the state military forces).
HB 1219 (Miles) (Relating to the right of an employee to time off from work if the employee and/or the employee’s child is the victim of family violence or a violent felony offense).
HB 1272 (Miller) (Relating to the requiring of employees to participate in the Federal Electronic Verification of Work Authorization Program or E-Verify; establishing an unlawful employment practice and providing criminal penalties).
HB 1275 (Harless) (Relating to the suspension of certain licenses held by employers for knowing employment of persons not lawfully present in the United States).
HB 1202 (Riddle) (Relating to the creation of the offense of an employing or contracting with an unauthorized alien).
HB 1166 (Zerwas) (Relating to the tobacco sensation program for certain public employees and their dependents and to the assessment of the fee on certain public employees who use tobacco).
SB 545 (Seliger) (Relating to employment records for law enforcement officers, including procedures to correct employment termination reports; providing an administrative penalty).
HB 1057 (Anchia) (Relating to business leave time for certain municipal fire fighters and police officers).
SB 439 (Van de Putte) (Relating to the exclusion from unemployment compensation charge back for certain employers of uniform service members).
HB 954 (Lozano) (Relating to an employee’s transportation of certain firearms or ammunition while on certain property owned or controlled by employee’s employer).
HB 884 (Howard) (Relating to a limited waiver of sovereign immunity for state and local governmental entities and certain employment lawsuits filed by nurses).
HB 878 (Howard) (Relating to the participation of governmental entities and other employers in a Federal Work Authorization Verification Program; establishing an unlawful employment practice).
HB 681 (Kleinschmidt) (Relating to an employee’s transportation of certain firearms or ammunition while on certain property owned or controlled by the employee’s employer).