ACTING NEW YORK GOVERNOR SIGNS 1790

Acting NEW JERSEY Gov. Sheila Oliver (D) signs SB 1790, a bill that imposes fines and possible jail time on employers found guilty of failing to pay workers the full wages owed to them. Employers who are found to owe a worker $5000 or more will also now be subject to a state audit. The law went into immediate effect (NJ.COM).

NEW YORK GOVERNOR SIGNS SB 4202

NEW YORK Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signs SB 4202, a bill that bars the manufacture, transport, shipment, and possession of knives and such weapons that are undetectable by a metal detector. Violators could face up to a year in jail (NEW YORK GOVERNOR’S OFFICE).

OREGON GOVERNOR SIGNS HB 2005

OREGON Gov. Kate Brown (D) signs HB 2005, a bill that requires employers to provide workers with up to 12 weeks of paid family leave per year. The measure further provides paid time off for victims of domestic violence and guarantees 100 percent of wages to low-income workers (OREGON GOVERNOR’S OFFICE).