Employment Conditions (Oppose – Preemption)

Employment Conditions (Oppose – Preemption)

SB 432 (Gruters) prohibits a political subdivision, including a municipality, from establishing, mandating or otherwise requiring an employer to offer conditions of employment not otherwise required by state or federal law. An “employer” is defined as any person who is engaged in any activity, enterprise or business in this state and employs at least one employee. The bill expressly preempts the regulation of minimum wage and other conditions of employment to the state. The bill does not limit the authority of a political subdivision to regulate minimum wage or to require conditions of employment for employees of the political subdivision, employees of a contractor or subcontractor that provides goods or services to the political subdivision, and employees of an employer receiving a direct tax abatement or subsidy from the political subdivision, as a condition of the direct tax abatement or subsidy. Any ordinance, regulation or policy of a political subdivision that is preempted by this bill and which existed before or on the effective date of this act is void. (Hughes)