State Of The States: Wage, Leave Laws Gaining Steam

Law360 (May 31, 2019, 8:22 PM EDT) -- As 2019 nears its halfway point, states are picking up the pace in enacting new employment laws with Colorado allowing local governments to set their own minimum wage rates and Maine adopting a paid leave policy for workers. Here, Law360 looks at six state employment policies lawyers should have on their radar.

Colorado Opens Door for Local Wage Hikes

As more municipalities in recent years have taken the initiative to implement employment-related ordinances that fit their policy preferences, some states have enacted so-called preemption laws to strip localities of their ability to pass laws that exceed state-level mandates.

But on May...

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