As we get further into the fall months, there tends to be fewer public hearings on new legislative proposals as lawmakers look to get back to their districts and wind down their formal work. That lull, such as it is, gives us valuable time to capture and summarize the broad array of state legislative changes that have been enacted and will become effective in the New Year, such as the California salary history ban above (January, 2018), the Ohio state minimum wage increasing to $8.30 an hour (also on January 1) or the New York Family Leave Law (you guessed it, effective January 1, 2018). We’ll place special emphasis minimum wage and paid sick or family leave laws as errors in those areas can be especially costly and painful for small business men and women.