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April 7, 2017

WPI Insider Briefing: What Happened to Health Care Reform and Where is the Department of Labor Headed?

Republicans hoped to mark the 7th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act's enactment by passing legislation to dismantle it. Instead, the ACA remains the law of the land.

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April 5, 2017

North Carolina Enacts Law Repealing "Bathroom" Bill But Limiting Local Anti-Discrimination Laws

Last week, North Carolina lawmakers repealed the state’s controversial House Bill 2 (“HB 2”), which had required individuals to use the public bathroom that corresponds with the sex on their birth certificate, along with several other provisions.

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March 30, 2017

WPI Wage Watch: Minimum Wage & Overtime Updates (March Edition)

This month has seen numerous minimum wage proposals introduced and considered at the local and state levels.

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March 27, 2017

President Signs Resolution to Undo "Blacklisting" Rule

On March 27, 2017, President Trump signed a joint resolution of disapproval (H.J. Res. 37) to block the rule implementing Executive Order 13,673, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, otherwise known as the "blacklisting" rule.

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March 17, 2017

Maine Delays Effective Date of Anti-Discrimination Provisions of Recreational Marijuana Law

Last November, Maine voters approved An Act To Legalize Marijuana. Emergency legislation since enacted provides employers with operations in Maine a temporary reprieve from complying with the anti-discrimination provisions of the law until Feb. 1, 2018.

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March 12, 2017

California Lawmakers Introduce Statewide Ban-the-Box Law

California assembly members recently introduced a bill containing new state-wide restrictions on an employer’s ability to make pre-hire and other employment decisions based on an applicant or employee’s criminal records, including a ban-the-box component.

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March 9, 2017

Puerto Rico Adopts Local Equal Pay Act

On March 8, 2017, Puerto Rico enacted Act 16, creating the Puerto Rico Equal Pay Act.

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March 8, 2017

WPI Insider Briefing: Spotlight on Health Care and Regulatory Reform Under the Trump Administration

On February 28, 2017, President Trump delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress, outlining a broad vision of his agenda. The Trump administration is widely expected to chart a dramatically different course on workplace policy.

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March 7, 2017

New Privacy Training Requirement for Certain Federal Government Contractor Employees

Federal government contractors are now required to provide annual privacy training for employees who have access to a system of records, handle personally identifiable information, or design, develop, maintain or operate a system of records.

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March 1, 2017

WPI State of the States: Legislatures Saw a Flurry of Activity in February

Statehouses across the country continue to propose legislation at a frenzied pace. In February, as in January, more than 500 bills concerning labor and employment issues were either introduced or addressed in some fashion.

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