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The Maine State Legislature has one month to go before the April 16th adjournment deadline. Let’s take a look back to see what has happened and see what still lies ahead.
January 13, 2014: The Maine State Legislature is Back in Session
LD 1194: An Act To Protect Social Media Privacy in School and the Workplace
- January 14, 2014: A Chilling Effect:
- Amended: Resolve, Directing a Study of Social Media Privacy in School and in the Workplace
LD1669: An Act To Standardize and Simplify the Process for Employers To Provide a Drug-free Workplace
- January 29, 2014: Maine Lawmakers Consider Workplace Drug-Testing Bill
- March 12, 2014: Worker Privacy Does Not Trump Workplace Safety
- This will be coming out of the LCRED committee as a divided, 7-6, report.
LD1802: An Act To Allocate a Portion of the Reed Act Distribution of 2002 To Use for the Administration of the Unemployment Insurance and Employment Services Programs
- February 28, 2014: State of Maine Unemployment Remains Flawed
- This has been voted on by the LCRED committee ~ Ought To Pass ~ but not yet reported out.
LD 1698: An Act To Streamline the Work Permitting Process for Minors and To Conform Allowable Places That Minors May Work to Federal Law
- No Wicked Good HR commentary ~ yet
- LCRED: Divided Report Out as Ought To Pass / Ought Not To Pass
- The Maine HR Council LinkedIN page
- To Find Your Representatives by Town
- This week’s Public Hearings and Work Sessions
Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development
Mar 20, 2014, 1:00p Cross Building, Room 208 LD 1650
An Act To Create a Program To Provide Training for Unemployed WorkersSen. Jackson of Aroostook
That’s all for now, as always, Stay Tuned.
All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justice must be keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon events in the political field. ~Albert Einstein