Legislative & Regulatory News

Ohio Ride Safety Bill Signed Into Law; Effective Immediately

On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed into law House Bill 189, revising the laws governing amusement ride operations in the state, sponsored by Representative John Patterson (D-99). Because of the emergency clause in the bill, the law...

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Department of Labor Releases Overtime Regulation Final Rule

On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the final Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations. It is expected to be in the Federal Register on Friday, September 27, 2019. The final rule includes nearly all of the recommendations...

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Predictive Scheduling Bills Become Law in Rhode Island

On Wednesday, July 19, two predictive scheduling bills became law in Rhode Island. House Bill 6117 Sub A and Senate Bill 1000 Sub A state that employers that allow employees to report to work shall pay the employee for not less than three hours wages....

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Minimum Wage Increase Threatens 1.3 million Jobs say CBO

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a new study that revealed 1.3 million Americans would lose their job if a $15 minimum wage is enacted at the federal level. Some commentators have even estimated that this projection is low and that more jobs could be...

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Louisiana Governor Signs Ride Safety Update Bill into Law

On Tuesday, June 11, Louisiana Governor, John Bel Edwards signed into law House Bill 464, a bill that amends Louisiana’s ride safety statute relating to inflatable amusement devices, amusement attractions and amusement rides. HB464 changes current law primarily in the...

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Ohio Ride Safety Bill Advances in the House

In Ohio, House Bill 189, a bill revising the laws governing amusement ride operations in the state, sponsored by Representative John Patterson (D-99) passed the House 87 to 6 on Wednesday, June 5. Highlights from the bill are: A registered professional engineer,...

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