Legislation to allow a third party to sue employers on behalf of the state to enforce wage, hour, meal, rest break, anti-retaliation, discrimination, safety, and other workplace laws has been introduced in the past four sessions. The proposals, modeled after California’s Private Attorney General’s Act, also allow for the third party to receive up to 40% of any settlements or judgements. WR expects Qui-Tam to be reintroduced in the 2023 session.
WR will oppose this legislation and will be an active member of the employer and liability reform coalition formed to fight it. We will testify in opposition and do a call to action as well as meet with key legislators that will determine if this passes.