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HB 658 - Prohibits Requiring Employees to Join or Pay Unions - New Hampshire Key Vote

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Title: Prohibits Requiring Employees to Join or Pay Unions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits employers from requiring employees to join or pay labor organizations, effective January 1, 2016.

Highlights:

  • Prohibits an employer from requiring an employee to do any of the following as a condition of employment (Sec. 1):
    • To join, refrain from joining, or resign from a labor organization;
    • To pay dues or other charges to a labor organization or a third party in place of a labor organization; and
    • To be recommended, approved, referred, or cleared by a labor organization.
  • Prohibits an employer from deducting any dues or other charges for a labor organization from an employee’s wages without the written authorization of the employee (Sec. 1).
  • Requires an employer to post a notice stating that the employer and a labor union are prohibited from requiring an employee to pay any kind of union dues as a condition of employment (Sec. 1).
  • Classifies a violation of the provisions of this bill as a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of no more than $1,000, imprisonment of no more than 90 days, or both (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the provisions of this bill affect only contracts which are created, renewed or extended on or after the effective date of this bill (Sec. 1).
  • Exempts certain individuals from the provisions of this bill, including, but not limited to, law enforcement officers and firefighters (Sec. 1).

Title: Prohibits Requiring Employees to Join or Pay Unions

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