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Hot List – What’s Happening in the California Legislature 4/3-4/7

by Fisher Phillips on

Our weekly California Legislature “hot list” provides you with a preview of the bills that are up (as well as other important legislative action) the following week...more

Iowa Governor Signs Labor Bill, Stops Polk County Minimum Wage Before it Starts

by Messner Reeves LLP on

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed a labor bill yesterday that preempts local minimum wage ordinances, including the one in Polk County that was scheduled to increase the local minimum wage on April 1, 2017. The bill (HF 295)...more

Arizona Supreme Court Upholds Prop 206: Sick Leave Policies Impacted

by Bryan Cave on

On March 14, 2017, the Arizona Supreme Court unanimously rejected a challenge by an employer-backed group to Proposition 206. Yes, this means there is no further question about the $10/hour minimum wage. Most companies have...more

Arizona’s Voter-Approved Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Leave Law Constitutional, State High Court Affirms

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

In a much-anticipated decision, the Arizona Supreme Court has unanimously ruled to uphold Proposition 206, the November 2016 ballot initiative that increases the Arizona minimum wage and requires employers in the state to...more

The Prop 206 Saga Continues: Arizona Supreme Court Unanimously Rejects Constitutional Challenge

Last December, I wrote about a lawsuit before the Arizona Supreme Court challenging Proposition 206, the minimum wage and paid sick time referendum that instantly raised the Arizona minimum wage to $10 per hour and created a...more

Alaska Legislative Round-Up: Employment-Related Bills Introduced in the 2017-2018 Session

by Stoel Rives LLP on

Although Alaska’s 30th Legislative Session is once again primarily focused on addressing our state’s current budget deficit, several bills have been proposed that, if enacted into law, would impact Alaska’s employers. Some of...more

WPI State of the States: Legislatures Saw a Flurry of Activity in February

by Littler on

Statehouses across the country continue to propose legislation at a frenzied pace. In February, as in January, more than 500 bills concerning labor and employment issues were either introduced or addressed in some fashion....more

2016 DC Metro Area Employment Law Year In Review

The District of Columbia, Maryland (including Montgomery County) witnessed an active 2016 with respect to new and amended workplace laws that impose additional responsibilities on employers, and expand employee rights and...more

Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: February 16th Public Hearing (Wage/Hour and Leave)

On Thursday, February 16, 2017, the General Assembly’s Labor and Public Employees Committee will conduct a public hearing on the following proposed bills, many of which concern “wage and hour” and leave issues (and some of...more

The Continued Uncertainty of Paid Sick Leave Laws

Just days after Cook County passed its Paid Sick Leave Ordinance on October 5, 2016, several Cook County suburbs began the process of opting out of the law. So far, four have successfully done so. On November 15, 2016,...more

Wage and Hour Update – Federal and Local Laws on the Chopping Block

During the Obama administration, federal agencies enacted wage and hour regulations that tended to favor employees, even while the federal minimum wage remained unchanged. State and local governments also played a role,...more

A Look Ahead At Wage And Paid Leave Issues In 2017

by Laner Muchin, Ltd. on

Passage of new sick leave laws, increases in the minimum wage, and even an attempt to increase the salary basis for exempt employees made 2016 an active year for wage issues. Despite the anticipation of a more...more

2017 Indiana Legislative Update: Employment Law Bills to Watch

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

The Indiana General Assembly returned for its 2017 session on January 3, 2017. While the budget is a central focus this year, there are many employment-related bills that have been introduced that could have a significant...more

Fenwick Employment Brief

by Fenwick & West LLP on

California Legislative Update - In the latter half of 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed numerous bills into law. Below is a summary of those laws that will affect California employers in 2017 and...more

Employment law changes will be coming with the Trump Administration: What should employers expect?

Today is Inauguration Day, and it is safe to assume that significant policy and enforcement changes will be made during the presidency of Donald J. Trump. Those changes will include new judges on the federal courts, new...more

"A to Z" of What California Employers Need to Know for 2017

by BakerHostetler on

With the new year come new laws that affect California employers. The following is the “A to Z” of changes in the law that may affect your business in 2017. All-Gender/Single-User Restrooms - Beginning March 1,...more

Workplace Policy Institute Insider Report - January 2017

by Littler on

Littler's Workplace Policy Institute Insider Report details notable labor, employment, and benefits news and events at the federal, state, local, and global levels. The January edition of the Insider Report reviews what...more

2016: They Say all Politics is Local: Now Employment Law is Too

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The end of 2016 is a good time to review and consider a subtle shift in employment law which appears to be gaining momentum. The shift, which may be imperceptible at first, could prove to have lasting impact on employers,...more

City of San Diego Enacts Paid Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance

by Payne & Fears on

Another city has added to the burdens of doing business in California by passing its own paid sick leave and minimum wage requirements not always consistent with state law. On June 7, 2016, voters approved an ordinance...more

You’re Hired: Labor Policy Under the Trump Administration and in the 115th Congress

by K&L Gates LLP on

If personnel reflect policy, President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Andrew Puzder as the next Secretary of Labor signals a turning point for labor and employment policy. The Chief Executive Officer of CKE Restaurants,...more

New California Labor and Employment Laws for 2017

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Continuing a trend from recent years, the California Legislature passed, and Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law, numerous labor and employment bills in 2016. Each becomes effective on Jan. 1, 2017, unless otherwise...more

Staying on Top of Washington’s Patchwork Minimum Wage Increases in 2017 (And Paid Sick Leave in 2018)

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

Washington’s statewide and local minimum wages will substantially increase in 2017. While most employers are aware that Initiative 1433 raises the state minimum wage to $11.00/hour on January 1, 2017, the Initiative’s...more

New “Frequently Asked Questions” Released for Proposition 206

by Snell & Wilmer on

Yesterday, the Industrial Commission of Arizona released informal guidance in the form of “Frequently Asked Questions,” which provides additional information to assist with understanding Proposition 206 in Arizona (the Fair...more

2017 Labor & Employment Laws: New Year, New Government, New Challenges

by Littler on

On January 1, 2017, employers across the nation will face a host of new or amended federal, state, and/or local labor and employment requirements. At the same time, there is uncertainty as to how the Trump Administration and...more

Workplace Policy Institute Insider Report - December 2016

by Littler on

Littler's WPI Insider Report details key labor, employment, and benefits news and events at the federal, state, local, and global levels. The December edition of the Insider Report discusses recent efforts to block...more

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