Assembly OKs bill blocking local employment regs

Published: Mar. 22, 2018 at 1:52 PM CDT
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The state Assembly has passed a Republican bill that would prohibit local governments from enacting a wide variety of employment regulations.

The chamber passed the bill on a voice vote Thursday, sending it on to Gov. Scott Walker.

The measure would block local officials from setting requirements for overtime or benefits, minimum wages for local government employees, employment discrimination ordinances and requirements for labor peace agreements. Those are deals in which employers agree to allow a union to attempt to organize.

The Assembly passed the bill in February. The Senate passed it this week but removed a provision exempting communities around the Foxconn Technology Group plant project in Mount Pleasant and sent it back to the Assembly.