Question of the Month

May 2019

Question
In your state/province, are there any current administration deregulations having a serious labor law affect, or anticipated affect?
Answer from Alabama

No in Alabama.

For more information please contact Michael Thompson at mthompson@lehrmiddlebrooks.com

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Answer from California

Not particularly, given that California generally provides for broader anti-discrimination protections and stricter wage-and-hour requirements than federal law.

For more information please contact David Wimmer at dwimmer@swerdlowlaw.com

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Answer from Florida

No in Florida.

For more information please contact Wayne Helsby at whelsby@anblaw.com

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Answer from Georgia

No in Georgia.

For more information please contact Doug Duerr at duerr@elarbeethompson.com

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Answer from Hawaii

No; however, in the wake of Janus v. AFSCME, there is a pending lawsuit challenging Hawaii’s mandatory dues deduction law for government workers (Haw. Rev. Stat. § 89-4). The lawsuit is Grossman v. Hawaii Government Employees Association/AFSCME Local 152, et al., Case 1:18-cv-00493 (D. Haw. Dec. 20, 2018).

For more information please contact Megumi Sakae at MSakae@marrjones.com

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Answer from Maryland

There has been little or no deregulation in Maryland.

For more information please contact Fiona Ong at fwo@shawe.com

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Answer from Massachusetts

Up until this year, Massachusetts law currently required most non-exempt employees who work in retail establishments to receive 1 ½ their regular rate for work performed on Sundays and certain holidays.  On June 28, 2018, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker executed legislation that makes sweeping changes to Massachusetts law.  Among other things, the new law gradually eliminates the Sunday premium pay requirement.  Retailers saw the premium rate decrease from 1.5 times the regular rate to 1.4 times the regular rate on January 1, 2019.  It will continue to incrementally decrease until when the mandatory premium pay requirement will be eliminated altogether.

For more information please contact Marylou Fabbo at mfabbo@skoler-abbott.com

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Answer from Minnesota

No in Minnesota.

For more information please contact Tom Revnew at trevnew@seatonlaw.com

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Answer from Nevada

No.  Nevada is experiencing the opposite - an increase in regulations.

For more information please contact Gregg Kamer at gkamer@kzalaw.com

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Answer from North Carolina

No in North Carolina.

For more information please contact Bryan Adams at bryan.adams@vradlaw.com

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Answer from Ohio

Other than the expanding definitions of “sex” under local laws that are including LGBTQ traits, nothing in Ohio.

For more information please contact Lynn Schonberg at lynns@rbslaw.com

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Answer from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is not a right to work state.  There are currently no deregulations in Pennsylvania that impact labor law.

For more information please contact John Ellis at jellis@ufberglaw.com

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Answer from Texas

No in Texas.

For more information please contact John Freeman at jfreeman@keyharrington.com

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Answer from Virginia

No in Virginia.

For more information please contact Susan Carnell at scarnell@lorengercarnell.com

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Answer from Washington

No in Washington.

For more information please contact Ken Diamond at ken@winterbauerdiamond.com

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Answer from Wisconsin

No in Wisconsin.

For more information please contact Laurie Petersen at LPetersen@linder-marsack.com

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