Here’s a look at some of our recent victories in the Texas Legislature:
Adding Skilled Workers to the Workforce
NFIB has been part of a workforce coalition for several years that passed legislation over the last three legislative sessions that adds a career path option starting in junior high, into high school, that would allow students to take workforce trade skills classes, helping them to immediately enter the workforce with training upon graduation.
NFIB has been successful every legislative session in killing legislation that would mandate a higher minimum wage on employers.
Paid Leave and Employment Law Reform
NFIB has been successful in killing ALL legislation at the state level relating to: paid family medical leave and other paid leave mandates; wage claims against employers; and bills that expand the definition of unlawful employment practice that would open an employer up for a lawsuit.
Stopping Frivolous Lawsuits
Over the last three legislative sessions, NFIB has killed legislation that would add another court venue to sue a private employer for alleged wage discrimination based on sex. NFIB also helped pass legislation that would stop “drive-by lawsuits” on employers by lawyers claiming the employer has violated an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirement. If there truly is a violation, the employer now has the right to fix the issue within 60 days to avoid a fine or lawsuit.