Senate votes to allow employers to require English at work - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Senate votes to allow employers to require English at work

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Senate has passed a bill that would allow employers to require English be spoken in the workplace.

The bill sponsored by Sen. Jack Johnson, a Brentwood Republican, would continue to permit workers to speak other languages while on break or off the clock.

Johnson also emphasized that that it would up to the employer to decide whether to make English language requirements.

The bill the passed Senate unanimously on Monday. The companion bill has been assigned to a House subcommittee.

 

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