On Thursday, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law an increase in the state minimum wage to $11 per hour by 2017, the highest state minimum wage in the country. Specifically, Massachusetts’ current $8.00 per hour minimum...more
Nearly two years ago, on May 9, 2012, Tennessee's Unemployment Insurance Accountability Act (the Act) was signed into law by Governor Bill Haslam. Before 2012, claimants who were terminated for "misconduct" were disqualified...more
On March 13, 2013, the New York City Council expanded the scope of the New York City Human Rights Law’s already-broad anti-discrimination provisions to prohibit discrimination based upon a prospective employee’s employment...more
The New York City Council recently enacted a law, over Mayor Bloomberg's veto, that prohibits discrimination against the unemployed in New York City. Other jurisdictions - such as the District of Columbia, New Jersey and...more
The "unemployed" are now a protected class in New York City, with the rights and protections associated with that classification.
On April 10th, the Department of Labor released its fiscal year 2014 budget request. As reported in a press release describing the budget request, the DOL has asked for $12.1 billion in discretionary funding to support...more
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