Notwithstanding some major improvements in the regulatory and legal environments as evidenced above, we still must remain diligent on other issues that can and will directly impact our businesses. Toward that end, and with the New Year just over a week away, we can’t be too hesitant in reminding our subscribers about the upcoming changes to state minimum wages, paid leave mandates and such. In that vein, we thought that a link to this round-up of minimum wage increases for 2018 authored by Ogletree Deakins and published in the National Law Review might be helpful and save some of our readers some angst, trouble and possibly legal problems. We would also remind you that many local cities and towns might also have their own minimum wage mandate as well as a growing number of state and local paid sick leave and family leave mandates with which you should be familiar.