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New Jersey Signs AB 3896
NEW JERSEY Gov. Chris Christie (R) signs AB 3896 , which makes it illegal to sell unsafe used tires in the Garden State. Violators face a fine of $500 (NEW BRUNSWICK TODAY).
Oregon Signs SB 828
OREGON Gov. Kate Brown...
Oregon Approves SB 828
The OREGON House approves SB 828 , which would require employers in the retail, food service and hospitality industries and with at least 500 workers worldwide to provide workers with an estimated schedule seven days before the...
California Approves AB 168
The CALIFORNIA Assembly approves AB 168 , so-called “gender equity” legislation that would bar Golden State employers from asking job applicants about their salary history. It moves to the Senate (SACRAMENTO BEE...
West Virginia Approves HB 3093
The WEST VIRGINIA House gives final approval to HB 3093 , which would allow communities to form ”internet co-ops” that would work together with a service provider to become their community’s own provider...
Business In Indiana
The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals rules that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects gay and lesbian employees from workplace discrimination, the first time a federal appellate court has come to that conclusion. The ruling from the...
Business In NJ
The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules that a 2014 NEW JERSEY law allowing sports betting at casinos and racetracks violated the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, a 1992 federal law prohibiting the practice in all...
Business In CA
CALIFORNIA Gov. Jerry Brown(D) signs SB 3 , which will raise the Golden State minimum wage to $15 by 2022, with so-called “off ramps” for years in which the economy is struggling (LEXISNEXIS STATE NET).
Business in NY...
Business In VA
The VIRGINIA General Assembly endorses SB 646, which would make the Old Dominion the first state to legislatively adopt regulations on the fast growing daily fantasy sports industry. Under the measure, fantasy operators would have to...
Business In NJ
The NEW JERSEY Senate approves SB 992, which would bar employers from paying one gender less than the other for “substantially similar” work. The measure moves to the Assembly (NEWARK STAR-LEDGER).
Business In RI
States Allowed to Require Employee Retirement Savings
President Barack Obama announces the U.S. Department of Labor will develop new rules that allow states to require some employers to offer a retirement savings plan or automatically enroll workers...
The OREGON House approves SB 460, which allows the Beaver State to begin selling recreational marijuana by Oct. 1, a year earlier than originally allowed under the measure that voters approved to legalize recreational weed use. It is now with Gov. Kate...
CO Court Upholds Medical Marijuana Card Holder Ruling
The COLORADO Supreme Court upholds a lower court’s ruling that employers can fire workers for using medical marijuana even if they do it during off hours. The plaintiff, a quadriplegic medical...
OR Approves SB 454
The OREGON Senate approves SB 454, a bill that would require all Beaver State businesses with 10 or more employees to offer workers at least five days of paid sick leave each year. It moves to the House (PORTLAND OREGONIAN).
MN Rejects Amendment to Liquor Bill
The MINNESOTA House rejects a proposal to allow local municipalities to decide for themselves whether to allow Sunday liquor sales. The proposal was an amendment to an omnibus liquor bill that did garner House approval...