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Illinois Moves Toward $15 Minimum Wage

After a flurry of activity last year, the state is the first in 2017 to consider a $15 minimum wage.


USCIS Prepares for E-Verify Expansion

With growing support in Washington, mandatory E-Verify looks likely.

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DOL Moves Ahead With ‘Fiduciary Rule’

In a surprise move, Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta has opted to preserve the Obama-era rule—for now.


PA Court Voids Pittsburgh Sick Leave

The Steel City's sick leave program is just the latest to be voided by state preemption rules.


President Trump Signals Support for Paid Leave

The remarks represent the president’s most definitive statement on paid leave since Inauguration Day.


Indiana Curbs Local ‘Ban the Box’ Rules

The law’s recent signing effectively voids Indianapolis’ ban the box ordinance.

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State Preemption: HR's Latest Curveball

State legislators are increasingly looking to limit or void local labor laws.  

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Getting the Overtime Duties Test Right

Overtime classifications are based on wages and job duties—here's your guide to the latter category.


CT Seeks Benefits Protections for Pregnancy

A new healthcare proposal enjoys bipartisan support in Hartford.

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How to Navigate Contradictory HR Laws

This one tip is the closest thing to a "golden rule" you'll find in HR compliance.


Minneapolis, Saint Paul Clarify Sick Leave Laws

The Twin Cities are just weeks away from enacting their new paid sick leave programs.


Alex Acosta Confirmed as Secretary of Labor

President Trump's appointment will head the DOL and decide the future of overtime, labor enforcement, and more.


DOL Response to Overtime Injunction Delayed

The agency's next course of action could take legal observers by surprise.


Washington DC Enacts Paid Leave, Questions Remain

The District now has the country's most generous law on the books, but will it ever be implemented? 


Is 'Comp Time' the New Overtime Alternative?

If given the option, would you trade in your overtime pay for more PTO?


Salary History Bans Face Legal Test

The Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce has claimed that their city's salary history ban is unconstitutional.


White House Considers Significant Payroll Tax Changes

The proposal would require lawmakers to find a new way to pay for Social Security.


California Proposes New Overtime Rules

The change would raise the state's overtime threshold to a familiar number.


What Gorsuch's Supreme Court Confirmation Means for HR

The justice's opposition to a longstanding legal precedent could drastically change how new regulations are issued.


National ‘Ban the Box’ Law Introduced

With state and local activity at an all-time high, conditions may be ripe for a federal law.