Employment Law Optimism to start your week.

And we’re back with another installment of “Good Things for Employees!” There is still slim pickins in terms of positive news, but here are a few things that have happened in the last two weeks:

House Speaker Paul Ryan withdrew his Obamacare replacement bill Friday, March 24th! This is great new for everyone but especially employees with medical condition and/or disabilities.

Last week, the Colorado Senate approved a new bill that would make data on whether employers have committed wage theft available to the public. Previously, wage theft data was viewed as a trade secret, which could not be disclosed to the public. The governor still has to sign the bill to make this law. Let’s hope it gets signed!

Last Friday was International Transgender Day of Visibility and Washtenaw County, Michigan celebrated by flying the transgender pride flag on their county buildings. County Commissioner, Jason Morgan, put forth a resolution, asking the Board of Commissioners to fly this flag as a way to show support for the transgender community. This resolution specifically acknowledged the various forms of discrimination transgender individuals face in the areas of employment and housing, as well as noting the significant impact this discrimination has on the economy. Way to go Washtenaw County!

And that’s it for this week’s Good Things for Employees. Do you know of any Good Things or encouraging news for employees? If so, please comment or email us directly so it can be included in next week’s post!