Maine Salary History Prohibition In Effect

Our friends at the Bennett Law Firm in Portland Maine reminded us that a new law banning employers from inquiring about a prospective employee’s salary history took effect this week. The prohibition, which formally took effect on September 18, exists until such time as the employer extends a job offer to the applicant that includes…

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Approaching Deadlines: An Eye on the Calendar

As we’ve done periodically over the past year, we want to advise you of some changes in various state laws that may impact your businesses so you’ll be better prepared when the calendar turns to October. Those of you with business interests in Arkansas, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Illinois, Vermont and Oregon may want to…

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TSA Launches REAL ID Awareness Campaign

The debate happening in a number of states over the question of illegal immigrants being given drivers licenses, prompts me to speak to the imposition of the new Real ID requirements. We all still have another 12 months before enforcement will begin, but you may want to start planning to comply with these new requirements…

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NLRB Restricts Non-Employee Leafleting

NLRB also gave another win to an employer last week in the Bexar County Performing Arts Center Foundation decision. In that case, the NLRB Board overruled an administrative law judge’s finding that the employer could not prohibit workers in the employ of a subcontractor of the employer from distributing protest leaflets to patrons attending the…

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Government That Governs Least – Not!

In the catalogue of government overreach, or nanny-state actions of late, we’d hasten to submit Oregon at the state level and old favorite San Francisco in the local community category. Just a few weeks ago, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law Senate bill 1019, which provides that beginning in the year 2024, all eggs…

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RFDC and CFA Registrations

Take a look at the full agenda for the Restaurant Finance and Development Conference and you will notice that Dunkin’ CFO Kate Jaspon will be one of the presenters on the The CFO Forum panel; Nicole Miller Regan, of Piper Jaffrey and a panelist at the DDIFO National Conference in New Orleans last year, will…

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More State Law Changes Coming

It seems timely for us again to advise of a number of new laws and changes to existing laws that will be taking effect within the next few weeks. In that vein, we advise owners with interests in the following states read on: Alabama, Maine, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas. As to the changes, The Oklahoma…

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Wage Theft Law Now Much Tougher in NJ

With Governor Phil Murphy still on vacation last week, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver signed legislation into law that significantly strengthens the penalties for wage theft in New Jersey. S.1790, which Oliver signed last Friday with much fanfare, updates the New Jersey Wage Payment and Wage Hour laws by increasing penalties and enforcement activities. Under the…

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Paid Leave Fights in Court

Liberal local communities continue their push to win and enforce their own paid leave mandates and the fights continue in courts in blue and red states. In Texas, state Attorney General Ken Paxton, who last year convinced the 3rd District Court of Appeals to strike down an Austin paid sick leave ordinance, prevailed again –…

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New Wage Theft Law in Minnesota

Calling it one of the strongest sets of wage theft protections for workers in the country, Minnesota legislators hailed the passage of bipartisan legislation significantly increasing the penalties for and severity of wage theft in the North Star State. In addition making wage theft a felony, the legislation provides sufficient funding to double the number…

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