7 notable bills that passed on Memorial Day, briefly explained

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Right to ReturnSenate Bill 386, known as right-to-return legislation, requires employers in casino, hospitality and travel-related industries to offer workers who were laid off because of the pandemic a job they are qualified for. The bill, which was supported by unions, doesn’t apply to employers with less than 30 employees.

If an employer declines to offer a worker their job back, they have 30 days to send a written explanation about the decision. 

“Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the Culinary Union has been fighting everyday to protect hospitality workers and their families during this crisis,”Geoconda Argüello-Kline, Secretary-Treasurer for the Culinary Union, said in a statement Monday. “At the height of the pandemic, 98% of Culinary Union members were laid off and currently only 50% are back to work. While a majority of unionized workers already have extended recall protections in their contracts, a majority of workers protected by this new SB386 law are not unionized.”

The bill passed on party line votes in both chambers: 26-16 in the Assembly and 12-9 in the Senate. 

“Behind every worker in this state there is a family and the Culinary Union is proud to have won the Right to Return for over 350,000 hospitality workers in Nevada,” Argüello-Kline said. “The Culinary Union is deeply disappointed that Republicans shamefully refused to stand with their constituents who are front-line essential hospitality workers.”

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