News About the Law
On November 22, a U.S. District Court in Texas enjoined rules set to go into effect on December 1, 2016. But On December 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor filed a notice of appeal in this case.
On July 7, 2016, the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a bill to the floor of the House to address ADA lawsuit abuse. If passed by both the House and Senate and signed by the President, the bill will become known as the ADA Education and Reform Act.
Common-law marriage ends on January 1, 2017. Changes made to Alabama Competitive Bid Law. Alabama children can enter first grade at a younger age.
This is the fourth is a series of updates about the legislatures most recent session.
The legislature has passed new laws about hearing aids, seeds, tax assessments, ethics, foster care, distilleries, wineries, service dogs, credit unions, education, unborn infants, vulnerable individuals, and state parks.
So far this year, the current legislative session has renewed quite a number of governmental agencies. But other substantive acts have also been passed.
New law prevents any city or county government from raising the minimum wage above that set by the federal government.
These provisions apply to applicable large employers (ALEs)—employers with 50 or more full-time employees.
The new rules became effective September 17, 2015.
The new rule is likely to affect 22% of America's workforce, beginning on January 1, 2015.
The Obama administration has taken a number of steps that affect employment practices of federal government contractors.
Changes could increase the number of employees who get paid overtime.
Firm attorneys draft law to reduce unemployment compensation taxes paid by employer-client that supports schools.
These new laws address charter schools and virtual schools; amend the Alabama Accountability Act, the Open Meetings Act, the Flexible School Calendar Act, and the law against nepotism in state hiring; and create a new Alabama Community College System. The Tim Tebow bill did not pass the legislature.