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Weekly Update from the NC State House - July 2014: The Senate was busy this week with the Rules committee meeting Tuesday,...

This Week - The Senate was busy this week with the Rules committee meeting Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings to push last minute legislative priorities through the chamber as lawmakers continue to creep towards...more

The Aftermath: Developments From The 2014 Session of The Connecticut General Assembly Affecting The Workplace

The 2014 session of the Connecticut General Assembly has just concluded. The following is a cursory description of bills that were passed by the General Assembly that may be of interest. A more detailed summary of these...more

Workers’ Compensation “Zombies” Invade West Virginia Legislature

In a move akin to the zombie apocalypse, a West Virginia legislator attempts to resurrect dead provisions in legislation filed on February 10, 2014. State Senator Jack Yost, a Democrat from Brooke County, introduced eight...more

Legislative Matters – Labor and Employment

The Maryland legislative session is in full swing. While there remains the possibility of additional bills being introduced which impact Maryland employers and employees (as well as other topics/citizens), the historical...more

Colorado Construction Legislation Update

The 2013 Colorado Legislative Session ended on May 8, 2013. Although construction issues were not at the forefront, a few bills pertinent to the construction industry did appear and pass this Session. This advisory provides...more

Capitol Report: Bill Revising Florida’s 2012 Captive Insurance Law Passed By 2013 Florida Legislature

Committee Substitute for House Bill 1191 (CS/HB 1191) makes several changes to Florida’s captive insurance law to remedy unintended consequences that may have resulted from the 2012 enactment of Committee Substitute for...more

Nonsubscriber Legislative Update

As we near the end of the regular session of the Texas legislature (May 27), we wanted to give you a quick update on the status of various proposed nonsubscriber-related bills. Similar measures to these have been proposed...more

California Chamber of Commerce Releases Its 2013 List of “Job Killer” Bills

The California Chamber of Commerce has just released its annual list of “job killer” bills that have been proposed in the California Legislature. This year’s list identifies 32 proposed laws, including six new “Costly...more

Recently Enacted Legislation of Interest to California Employers

September 30 was the last day for California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. to sign or veto bills passed by the State Legislature during its 2011-2012 Regular Session. Governor Brown signed several bills of interest to...more

New Written Notice Required To New Employees In 2012

The California Legislature was very active this year, as it has regularly been in the past. While California Governor Brown vetoed many proposed new laws, several important employment-related legislative bills were signed...more

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Legislation/Reform

It is May 22, 2011 and the Illinois Legislature has until May 31st to deform Work Comp. Word is that they will stay in session every day until the end. It is clear that there is a strong desire by the Democrats in the House...more

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Reform, May 18, 2011

Yes, Workers’ Compensation “reform” is still on the minds of the Illinois legislators. This morning the following email alert from the Illinois Trial Lawyers was in my mailbox: Strong rumor that Democratic leadership may...more

Decline in Trade Union Membership in the UK and some very interesting statistics

Philip Henson, Partner, and head of employment law, in the City of London law firm Bargate Murray discusses the key findings of new Government report showing the decline of Trade Union membership in the UK....more

Industrial Relations (Voting Procedures) Bill rejected in UK Parliament

A motion for leave to introduce a Private Members’ Bill which would have made some strikes illegal if they were not supported by a majority of union members at that workplace has been rejected. The discussion about the Bill,...more

Proposed Illinois Legislation Would Decimate Workers’ Compensation

Last week, Illinois Representative John Bradley introduced House Bill 1032. This proposed legislation would effectively repeal the Workers’ Compensation Act, leaving injured workers to fend for themselves in Illinois...more

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Reform, Abolish the Commission

I am sure you have read the Illinois Statehouse News. State Representative John Bradley, Democrat, filed an amendment to House Bill 1032 calling for the end of the Workers’ Compensation system in Illinois. He is quoted in the...more

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Reform Spring 2011

Well, if you thought the fight was over when the fall veto session concluded, you were wrong. Two Senate bills by passed the Committee process and could very well make their way to a vote on the Senate floor as early as...more

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