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Business - September 7 2015 | 09-04-2015

NJ Upholds Sports Gambling Law A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upholds a lower-court ruling that voided a NEW JERSEY law legalizing sports gambling. The panel ruled that allowing casinos and racetracks...

Business - August 24 2015 | 08-21-2015

NY Signs SB 1757 NEW YORK Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signs SB 1757, legislation that bans the sale of powdered or crystalline alcohol in the Empire State. New York becomes the 25 th state to ban the product, which has yet to actually reach consumers in...

Business - August 17 2015 | 08-14-2015

NC Signs HB 607 NORTH CAROLINA Gov. Pat McCrory signs HB 607, which requires a credit card reporting agency to place a security freeze on a protected consumer’s credit report upon request of the protected consumer’s authorized representative...

Business - August 3 2015 | 07-31-2015

MI Right To Work The MICHIGAN Supreme Court rules that the Wolverine State’s so-called “right-to-work” law applies to both the public and private sectors. The court also upholds a 2011 law that requires state employees in a defined...

Business - July 20 2015 | 07-17-2015

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...

Business - July 13 2015 | 07-10-2015

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...

Business - July 6 2015 | 07-02-2015

WA Approves HB 2136 The WASHINGTON House and Senate each approve HB 2136, which among several things directs the state to share marijuana sales revenue with local governments that allow sales in their jurisdictions, and allows them to adopt more flexible...

Business - June 22 2015 | 06-19-2015

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...

Business - June 15 2015 | 06-12-2015

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). VT...

Business - June 1 2015 | 05-29-2015

CA Approves SB 358 The CALIFORNIA Senate approves SB 358, which would bar employers from paying female workers less than men for performing “substantially similar” job duties unless they can show evidence of reasonable differences in training...

Business - May 4 2015 | 05-01-2015

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...

Business - April 13 2015 | 04-10-2015

IA Says NO Min Wage Hike The IOWA House kills legislation that would have raised the Hawkeye State minimum wage to $8.75 by 2016 (IOWASTATEDAILY.COM). ME Vetoes SB 55 MAINE Gov. Paul LePage (R) vetoes SB 55, which would have required pints of...

Business - March 9 2015 | 03-06-2015

Wisconsin Approves Right-to-Work (SB44) The WISCONSIN Senate approves SB 44, so-called right-to-work legislation that would prohibit workers from being required to join a union or pay union dues as a condition of employment. The measure will now be...

Business - Volume XXIII No. 6 - March 2 2015 | 02-27-2015

The ARKANSAS House approves HB 1087, legislation that would among several things allow employers to “friend” or connect to their employees on social media. The bill, which would also exempt summer camps and other organizations responsible...

Business - Volume XXIII No. 5 - February 16 2015 | 02-13-2015

The SOUTH DAKOTA Senate Commerce and Energy Committee rejects SB 156 legislation that would have required business owners to offer workers one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours they work. The measure’s author said she will consider reintroducing...

Business - Volume XXIII No. 4 - February 9 2015 | 02-06-2015

NEW JERSEY Gov. Chris Christie (R) signs SB 1870, a bill that will require Garden State pet stores to display the names and addresses of the breeders of each dog and cat for sale, to post U.S. Department of Agriculture inspection reports for the prior...