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Right-to-Work to Expand in 2017

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Advocates for right-to-work laws will have a chance to add to recent victories after voters in three states removed roadblocks to the passage of right-to-work laws in Kentucky, Missouri, and New Hampshire....

Minimum Wage Increases Sweep State Ballots

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Not unexpectedly, voters in Arizona, Colorado, Maine, and Washington all approved the minimum wage increases on statewide ballots Tuesday night. The single attempt to roll back a minimum wage in South Dakota came up...

A Big Night for Right-to-Work Advocates

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Employee Classification Laws Still an Issue for Ride-Sharing Companies

Last July, the MultiState Insider published an article about the increasing attention devoted to employee misclassification. In particular, the article touched on how lawsuits involving ride-sharing companies had pushed the issue of employee misclassification to the...

Predictive Scheduling Legislation Continues to Spread

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As we reported in the past, laws regulating employee schedules have been spreading at the state and local level ever since San Francisco passed its first-in-the-nation “Retail Workers Bill of Rights”...

Unintended Consequences of 'Ban the Box' Legislation Emerge

Several states and many localities have enacted legislation recently 'banning the box'— on job applications, the question asking if a candidate has ever been convicted of a felony — and prohibiting employers from running background checks on candidates until the employer...

States Expand Protections for Pregnant Workers

Workplace pregnancy accommodation bills that provide protections beyond federal law have been trending in state capitols across the country. So far this year, Colorado and Utah have enacted such legislation. In total, we have identified and tracked 34 pregnancy...

Localities Challenging State Preemption Laws

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The dispute between localities and state legislatures regarding the scope of local authority has been simmering over the past few years — especially concerning issues such as which wages and benefits employers must...

State Minimum Wage Laws: Mid-Year Update

Early this year, we reported on recent state activity relating to the minimum wage. Since that time, there has been a flurry of developments: Oregon, New York, California, and the District of Columbia all raised their minimum wages substantially; Washington state...

Paid Sick Leave Legislation Taking States, Municipalities by Storm

Estimates compiled by the National Partnership for Women & Families (NPWF) indicate that approximately 40 percent of private sector workers — and 80 percent of "low-wage" workers — are not provided paid sick days. The NPWF-sponsored “Support Paid Sick Days” campaign...

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