Philadelphia lawmakers call "preemption" on Stephens workplace violence bill

Philadelphia lawmakers call "preemption" on Stephens workplace violence bill

House Bill 2071, known as the Workplace Violence Prevention Act, aims to allow employers to implement safeguards that they deem necessary in their business by preventing local jurisdictions from enacting measures that would stop them from doing so. Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery), the bill’s prime sponsor, says employers have a right to protect themselves.

However opponents contend the bill is aimed squarely against Philadelphia’s efforts to ban bulletproof barriers in certain businesses – namely “stop-and-gos”.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: Philadelphia
Stephens bill to protect employees from workplace violence

Stephens bill to protect employees from workplace violence

During Thursday's House Labor and Industry meeting the topic was Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) bill, House Bill 2071, which implements a voluntary workplace violence policy to attempt to protect employees.

There were four amendments on the bill and all but one failed before the bill was passed out of committee with two Democrats voting with Republicans in an otherwise party-line vote. 

Rep. Stephens spoke with The PLS Reporter after the meeting on his bill and why it is important to him.
Thursday, June 21, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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