The phrase has its roots in New York City, but now so-called “fair workplace” bills are under serious consideration in the state of Connecticut as well as the city of Philadelphia. Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy announced his support for a slate of “fair workplace” bills that includes expanding the state’s paid family and medical leave requirements, mandating anti-harassment training at private companies, increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour, and banning salary history inquiries of job applicants by prospective employers before a job offer. In addition, Senate Bill 321, which would prohibit so-called on-call scheduling was heard last week in the Connecticut Committee on Children. In a similar vein, albeit on a narrower basis, the city of Philadelphia took testimony last week on developing legislation that would mandate citywide scheduling practices. Although nothing has yet to be introduced, it is expected that legislation will be filed soon that will mirror scheduling laws on the books in San Francisco and Seattle. On the other side of that coin, a bill was introduced in the South Carolina senate this week that would preempt local communities from adopting local mandates on scheduling, minimum wage and paid leave.