State Of The States: New Employment Laws So Far In 2019

By Vin Gurrieri (March 29, 2019, 9:29 PM EDT) -- Three states adopted laws in the first quarter of 2019 to incrementally boost their minimum wages to $15 an hour — including Maryland, which became the sixth state overall to move toward a $15 wage floor when legislators overrode a gubernatorial veto.

Besides the minimum wage increases, other state employment laws passed in the early months of 2019 touched on areas like retirement savings, confidentiality of bias claims and pregnancy discrimination.

"As state and local employment law continues to diverge from federal law, employers are increasingly having to adopt a piecemeal approach to compliance with diverse and ever-changing state and local...

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