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Employment Law-Related Bills Continue Springing Along in General Assembly

If April Showers bring May…Oh never mind. In Connecticut, April might as well mean that the General Assembly is getting serious about the bills under consideration.  All the proposals that make headlines in February mean nothing until committees start to vote on the bills and the bills start getting the spotlight on them. Usually by now, we start to see a significant fall off between aspirational goals and practical bills. Not this year. Right now, however, it feels like there is still so much i...
Tags: Voting, Law, Unions, Senate, Bills, Training, Connecticut, Bill, Sexual Harassment, Free Speech, General Assembly, Senate Bill, FMLA, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Wage & Hour, CHRO & EEOC


Universal Background Checks Become The Law In New Mexico

News from New Mexico: Extensive advocacy work by proponents of stronger gun regulations in New Mexico has led to a new law that will require federal background checks for most gun purchases, including online sales and at gun shows. Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who took office in January, signed Senate Bill 8 into law on Friday. It will take effect in July. “We all have a constitutional right to be safe in our homes and communities,” Lujan Grisham said, according to the Albuquerque Jo...
Tags: Military, Gun Control, Associated Press, New Mexico, Santa Fe, AG, Hector Balderas, Senate Bill, Albuquerque Journal, Michelle Lujan Grisham, Lujan Grisham, New Mexico Gun Laws


Busy General Assembly Session for 2019 Just Getting Started (Part 2)

Yesterday, I tackled the bills floating around the Senate-side of the Connecticut General Assembly,  In today’s post, let’s look at the House side to see what bills are under consideration there: House Bill 5003 is the mirror-image bill of Senate Bill 1 on Paid Family & Medical Leave.  Yesterday’s post gave the highlights, which apply equally to this bill too. Similarly, proposed House Bill 5004 would raise the minimum wage in the state. The details are still to be drafted, but the CBIA has bee...
Tags: Law, Senate, Training, Minimum Wage, House, Judiciary, Applications, Age Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Senate Bill, Janus, Connecticut General Assembly, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Wage & Hour, Discrimination & Harassment, Legislative Developments


Busy Legislative Session Has Lots of Employment Law Bills On Tap (Part 1)

The Connecticut General Assembly is already busy with a full compliment of employment law bills under consideration.  At this point, it seems likely that several will pass in one form or another and thus employers should be playing close attention to the developments. Here are a few of the Senate ones that I’m watching (I’ll tackle the House bills in tomorrow’s post): Senate Bill 1 – This is the Paid Family and Medical Leave bill that has been kicking around for a few years.  Late last week, th...
Tags: Law, Senate, Restaurants, Bills, Legislation, Service, House, Scheduling, Sexual Harassment, Equal Pay, Shift, Senate Bill, Confidentiality, Connecticut General Assembly, Paid Leave, Wage & Hour


“Texas’ fetal burial law to go on trial in federal court”

“Texas’ fetal burial law to go on trial in federal court”: Chuck Lindell has this front page article in today’s edition of The American-Statesman. In today’s edition of The Houston Chronicle, Andrea Zelinski has a front page article headlined “Fetal burial trial marks a new chapter in Texas abortion debate.” Jackie Wang of The Dallas Morning News has an article headlined “Should abortion clinics have to bury fetal remains? Suit over Texas law goes to trial.” And Marissa Evans of The Texas Tribun...
Tags: Texas, Law, Uncategorized, Dallas, Fifth Circuit, Senate Bill, Texas Tribune, The Houston Chronicle, Chuck Lindell, Andrea Zelinski, Jackie Wang, Marissa Evans


Senate Bill 5 Will Limit Consumer Rights

The Consumers Council is concerned that Senate Bill 5 proposal, if passed, would limit consumer rights. The post Senate Bill 5 Will Limit Consumer Rights appeared first on Legal Reader.
Tags: Business, Lawsuit, Legal, Law, Senate, Legislation, Gop, Missouri, Civil Rights, Sue, Rights, Jay Nixon, Bill, Democrat, Republican, Suit



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