Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Victims' Economic Security and Safety Act. Makes changes and additions concerning: legislative findings; the definitions of "domestic or sexual violence", "domestic violence", "electronic communications", "employer", "employment benefits", "family or household member", "prevailing employee", and "stalking"; the purposes of the Act; notice to an employer of an employee's intention to take leave; confidentiality and penalties; use of existing leave; prohibited acts; documentation of domestic or sexual violence at the workplace or in work-related settings; compensatory damages; establishment of a private right of action; notices to employees; and other matters. Effective immediately.
Deletes everything after the enacting clause and re-inserts similar provisions with these changes: Changes the definition of "family or household member" by deleting a reference to a family or household member who is perceived to be a victim of domestic or sexual violence. In provisions setting forth the purposes of the Act, changes "an actual or perceived victim of domestic or sexual violence" to "a victim of domestic or sexual violence". Adds language providing that: an employee working for an employer that employs at least 15 but not more than 49 employees is entitled to a total of 8 (rather than 12) workweeks of leave during any 12-month period; and the total number of workweeks to which an employee is entitled shall not decrease during the relevant 12-month period. Deletes language authorizing compensatory and liquidated damages and creating a private right of action. Effective immediately.
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Deletes the definition of "prevailing employee". In provisions requiring employers covered by the Act to post notices concerning the Act, deletes language requiring the notices to include information pertaining to the filing of a lawsuit.