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Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Delegate Comstock's "Secret
Ballot Protection Act" and "KEEP Secure Act" To Protect Employee Rights And
Privacy Signed By Governor
VA- Governor McDonnell has signed Delegate Comstock's
House Bill 1385, the "Secret Ballot Protection Act," and House Bill 1931, "KEEP
Secure Act: Keep Employees Emails and Phones Secure Act."
Delegate Barbara Comstock released the
following statement on the signing by the Governor of
"The signing of
the Governor of these bills is a victory for the rights of
workers and for protecting employees in the workplace.
Virginia continues to lead the way with
strong right to work
laws that will protect the secret
ballot, protect employee information and protect our strong pro-jobs climate in
"'The Secret Ballot Protection Act will
strengthen workers' rights and freedoms and puts us on the side of Virginia
workers and their right to a secret ballot. Democratic Presidential candidate
George McGovern called efforts to eliminate the secret ballot 'a disturbing and
undemocratic overreach.' With the signing
of this legislation, workers will be protected from
intimidation, harassment and potential threats to vote in a certain way."
"Passage of 'The KEEP Secure Act' will
keep employees' emails, cell phones and phone information, and work schedules
out of the hands of third parties unless there is a legal obligation to provide
the information. Now, employees privacy will be secured and employers will be
protected against demands from third parties trying to get information beyond
what is legally required in workplace elections."
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