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2022 House Bill 1795: Prohibiting nondisclosure and nondisparagement provisions from employers regarding illegal acts of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour violations, and sexual assault
Introduced by Rep. Liz Berry (Seattle) (D) on January 10, 2022
Referred to the House Labor & Workplace Standards Committee on January 10, 2022
Substitute offered in the House on January 26, 2022
Makes void and unenforceable provisions in agreements between an employer and employee that prohibit the disclosure of conduct that is illegal discrimination, harassment, retaliation, a wage and hour violation, or sexual assault, or that is against a clear mandate of public policy, occurring in the workplace.
Amendment offered by Rep. Liz Berry (Seattle) (D) on February 9, 2022
Separates two concepts into two separate sentences for clarity.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 9, 2022
Amendment offered by Rep. Gina Mosbrucker (Clark) (R) on February 9, 2022
Strikes the underlying bill and instead adds harassment and discrimination to the existing statute on nondisclosure of sexual harassment and sexual assault.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 9, 2022
Received in the Senate on February 10, 2022
Referred to the Senate Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs Committee on February 10, 2022
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 24, 2022
Amendment offered by Sen. Curtis King (Yakima) (R) on March 3, 2022
Removes provisions related to wage and hour violations..
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 3, 2022
Amendment offered by Sen. Shelly Short (Addy) (R) on March 3, 2022
Removes provisions allowing for liability in a civil cause of action for actual or statutory damages.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 3, 2022
Amendment offered by Sen. Judy Warnick (Grant) (R) on March 3, 2022
Excludes employers with fewer than eight employees from the provisions of the bill.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 3, 2022
Amendment offered by Sen. Curtis King (Yakima) (R) on March 3, 2022
Strikes the underlying bill and instead adds harassment and discrimination to the existing statute on nondisclosure of sexual harassment and sexual assault.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 3, 2022
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on March 24, 2022

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