31 Legislatures [29 States, 2 Territories] have introduced the HWB

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HWB News

April 27, 2015

Pennsylvania anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill makes 11 bills in 10 states in 2015

Pennsylvania state Rep. Mark Cohen, along with seven co-sponsors, introduced HB 1041 on April 21, 2015. PA joins other states — Texas, New York, Massachusetts, and Minnesota — with versions of the WBI anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill (HWB) that include employer liability for enabling a health-harming abusive work environment. In 20

April 23, 2015

Minnesota adds House bill, companion to Senate bill

Minnesota State Rep. Debra Hilstrom introduced the Healthy Workplace Bill — HF 2228 — on April 16. Co-sponsors soon joined her: Reps. Nelson, Slocum, Fischer, Shultz and Carlson. Both bills, SF 1932 and HF 2228, were referred to committees in their respective chambers. Read the details on the Minnesota State Page.

April 12, 2015

Vermont enters the race to pass first complete anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill

For some reason, Vermont lawmakers sponsoring a paid sick leave bill appropriated our the WBI bill name – Healthy Workplace Bill – in 2015. We support paid sick leave, but care most about ending health-harming abuse in the workplace. Now comes Vermont Senate bill S 143 –An act relating to protecting employees from abuse at work. W

April 1, 2015

Utah mandates Abusive Conduct training for state workplaces!

Utah HB 216, sponsored by Rep. Keven Stratton, sailed through the House and Senate and was signed into law by Gov. Gary Herbert. The training mandate law drew its definition of abusive conduct from the WBI Healthy Workplace Bill: “Abusive conduct means verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of an employee to another employee that, based on

March 31, 2015

Comstock’s: Calif mag scrutinizes new workplace bullying law

This Time, It’s Personal Will legislation to protect employees from workplace bullying stifle demanding managers? By Steven Yoder, Comstock’s, March 31, 2015 Carrie Clark, 63, says bullies aren’t confined to playgrounds. Sometimes, they run the whole school.  In 1995, Clark directed an English as a Second Language program in West Sacrame

March 23, 2015

Minnesota is 8th state in 2015 to introduce Healthy Workplace Bill

Sen. Ron Latz a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) party introduced SF 1932. Its first reading was today, March 23. SF 1932 is the complete version of the WBI anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill. Minnesota tried the HWB back in 2011, but the bill went nowhere. This 2015 bill was referred to the Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development Comm

March 19, 2015

Times-Argus: Make workplaces safe from bullies

By Sherill Gilbert, Times-Argus, March 3, 2015 Since 2007, the healthy workplace bill has remained on the committee’s wall. Each new biennium this bill has been re-introduced. In January, Sen. Anthony Pollina has once again sponsored the bill. In the midst of budget issues, the talk of cutting jobs and programs only furthers the need to pass

March 14, 2015

Utah poised to pass law educating state employees about workplace abusive conduct

On March 12, the Utah Senate unanimously passed HB 216 on a vote 24 ayes -0 nays -5 not voting. The bill introduced by House Rep. Keven Stratton and sponsored in the Senate by Todd Weiler, sailed through both House and Senate committees and floor votes in both chambers. The bill becomes law with Gov. Gary Herbert’s signature. Though the HB 21

March 12, 2015

Texas has its first anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill !!!!

Texas state House Rep. Garnet F. Coleman on March 11, 2015 introduced the full version of the WBI anti-abuse Healthy Workplace Bill (HWB). HB 3226, the first-ever introduction in Texas. Texas is the 29th state since 2003 to introduce the HWB. Texas joins Massachusetts and New York with proposed laws that make employers liable for exposing workers t

March 11, 2015

Massachusetts joins 2015-16 legislative fight to enact the anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill

Mass. State Rep. Ellen Story, a staunch ally of the anti-abuse campaign for the workplace, has introduced the Healthy Workplace Bill (HWB) for the 2015-16 legislative session. Rep. Story has been involved since 2004! Her latest contribution is House bill H 1771. This is the full version of the bill that carries employer liability for enabling and m

About the Campaign

An Appeal to U.S. State Legislators


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This is the official home of the national grassroots legislative movement to enact the anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill. The HWB is the boldest proposed change to U.S. employment law in 40 years. We are a volunteer network of citizen activists working since 2002 in many states to pass the bill into law.

Current discrimination and harassment laws rarely address bullying concerns. Bullying is four times more prevalent than illegal discrimination, but is still legal in the U.S. People deserve more protection against arbitrary cruelty that has nothing to do with work.







"Sometimes I wonder if we shall ever grow up in our politics and say definite things which mean something, or whether we shall always go on using generalities to which everyone can subscribe, and which mean very little." -- Eleanor Roosevelt