Labor unions; privileged communications and information. (HB1997)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Labor organizations; privileged communications and information. Prohibits a labor organization or its agent from being compelled to disclose under specified circumstances a communication or information received or acquired in confidence while acting in a representative capacity concerning an employee grievance. The privilege applies to the extent that (i) a communication or information is germane to a grievance of the employee and (ii) the grievance is a subject matter of an investigation, a grievance proceeding, or other proceeding. The privilege does not protect the employee from being compelled to disclose facts underlying the communication or information. A labor organization or its agent is required to disclose a privileged communication or information to the employer if disclosure is necessary to prevent certain death or substantial bodily harm. The privilege does not apply in criminal proceedings. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102298D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/22/2013Tabled in Commerce and Labor