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Illinois Salary Ban Fails, But This May Not Be The Last We See Of It

by Fisher Phillips on

An Illinois proposal that would have prevented employers from requiring applicants to disclose their prior wages or salary during the hiring process unexpectedly failed during the Illinois General Assembly veto session on...more

Minnesota Legislative Update: Supreme Court Upholds Governor's Vetoes

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

In a decision issued yesterday, the Minnesota Supreme Court concluded that Governor Dayton’s line-item vetoes of the operating appropriations for the Minnesota Senate and House of Representatives did not violate a Governor’s...more

Illinois Senate Fails to Override Governor’s Veto of Salary History Ban

Bucking the nationwide trend, Illinois was unable to pass a law prohibiting employers from asking job applicants about their salary history. On November 9, 2017, the Illinois Senate failed to override Governor Rauner’s veto...more

Minnesota Supreme Court Upholds Governor’s Veto of Legislative Appropriations

by Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. on

The Minnesota Supreme Court has upheld Governor Mark Dayton’s line-item veto of appropriations for the Minnesota House and Senate for the 2018-2019 biennium. The Court acted with only a single dissent....more

Maine’s Governor Vetoes Bill to Regulate Commercial Sales of Marijuana

On November 3, 2017, Maine Governor Paul LePage announced that he had vetoed a bill sent to his desk with tepid support that would have taxed and regulated the commercial sale of recreational marijuana. The veto prolongs a...more

Minnesota Supreme Court Upholds Governor Dayton Line-Item Veto of Legislature Funding

by Stinson Leonard Street on

Yesterday, the Minnesota State Supreme Court again upheld Governor Dayton’s line-item veto of the legislature’s operating funds. While not definitively ruling on the constitutionality of the action, the court objected to...more

Under The Dome: Inside The Maine State House

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Legislature Sustains Governor's Veto of Marijuana Implementation Legislation - On Monday, November 6, the Legislature met for the second day of the Special Session to take up the Governor’s veto of the marijuana...more

Illinois lawmakers override governor’s veto of student loan servicing bill

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Illinois House of Representatives and Senate have voted to override the veto by the state’s Republican governor of Senate Bill 1351, known as the Illinois Student Loan Servicing Rights Act. ...more

Breaking News! Illinois Senate Refuses To Override Governor’s Veto

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

We previously reported that Governor Rauner’s August 25, 2017 veto of HB 2462 amending the Illinois Equal Pay Act related to applicant salary history inquiries was subject to be overridden by the General Assembly. On October...more

Governor’s Veto Of Recreational Marijuana Law Upheld By Maine House

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The Maine House of Representative upheld November 6, 2017 Governor Paul R. LePage’s veto of a bill to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana. The 74-62 vote fell 17 votes short of the two-thirds margin required to...more

“Naming And Shaming" - Could the UK's Approach To Bridging the Pay Equity Gap Be Coming To America?

by Fisher Phillips on

No one denies the pay gap between men and women exists. However, there is much debate as to how best to close that gap. In the United Kingdom (UK), legislators are employing a “naming and shaming” strategy to try to use to...more

WPI State of the States: Lawmakers Keep Their Focus on Equal Pay Measures

by Littler on

As the holiday season approaches, legislative activity at the state level is starting to slow down. The California General Assembly closed out its term, for example, giving employers a breather until January. Illinois’...more

CT Creates New Brownfields Program, Adopts Brownfields Tax Credit

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Buried in an 881-page budget bill passed Thursday by the Connecticut General Assembly was a new program to support remediation and reuse of brownfields – properties long contaminated and underutilized – as well as new job...more

Will Illinois Ban Salary History Inquiries? Hang on for a Bumpy Override!

by Littler on

As the 2017 legislative session closed in Illinois, Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed several measures relating to labor and employment issues. He rejected a statewide minimum wage increase, for example, as well as a ban on salary...more

California Legislative Round-Up: Which Bills Survived the Governor’s Desk

In the days leading up the October 15 deadline, Governor Brown signed and vetoed a number of California labor and employment law bills that had recently passed by the September legislative deadline. Here is an overview on the...more

North Carolina Legislative Update - October, 2017 #2

by Brooks Pierce on

North Carolina Legislators finished up what is expected to be the last in a series of 2017 "special sessions" this week. The General Assembly overrode Governor Cooper's veto of S656, a bill that will cancel North Carolina's...more

The Revival of North Carolina General Assembly Special Sessions and Why They Matter

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

Brief History of Special Sessions - In odd numbered years, after the North Carolina General Assembly adjourns its Long Session, the body typically abstains from lawmaking through the commencement of the Short Session the...more

Return of the Living Dead: Could Unsuccessful California Bills Haunt Employers in 2018?

by Littler on

As discussed in our prior article, Governor Jerry Brown recently signed several significant labor and employment measures into law in California, including a statewide ban-the-box provision and an expansion of parental leave...more

SB 649 Small Cell Bill Vetoed by California Governor - Victory for Local Governments

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Citing the value of local governments managing their own rights of way, Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed SB 649, the controversial small cell bill, on Sunday. The bill, which barely passed through the state Legislature, would have...more

California Governor Vetoes Two Bills Related to Public Report of Gender Wage Differentials and Discrimination Based on...

Late Sunday afternoon, Governor Brown vetoed a proposal to impose a controversial new mandate for large California employers to collect and publicly report data about the salaries of male and female employees and board...more

As Recent Title IX Legislative Efforts Meet Resistance, Litigation Will Likely Increase

• California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed the state legislature’s attempt to codify previously issued Title IX guidance. • A similar bill, introduced this month in the U.S. House of Representatives, has not yet received the...more

Legislation to Alter State Water Rights Enforcement Action Processes Fails

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed AB 313, which would have shifted the hearing process for certain water rights enforcement actions to a new Water Rights Division within the Office of Administrative Hearings. However, his...more

2017 Labor & Employment Legislative Update: It’s Finally Over! (For Now…)

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: New statutory obligations for California employers in 2018 will include prohibitions on inquiries into applicants’ salary and conviction histories, expanding CFRA to employees of smaller employers,...more

Does California Governor Jerry Brown Have Love for the “Innovation” Economy?

by Fisher Phillips on

It’s difficult to glean much from a veto message. However, in vetoing a recent California bill meant to regulate certain aspects of the “innovation” economy, Governor Jerry Brown used some pointed language that some in the...more

West Virginia Workplace Freedom Act: Free From Injunction

by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC on

During the 2016 Regular Session of the West Virginia Legislature, Senate Bill 1 – otherwise known as the “West Virginia Workplace Freedom Act” – became law after that Legislature overrode a gubernatorial veto on February 12,...more

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