Legislative & Regulatory News

California Theme Park Recycling Bill on The Move

California Assembly Bill 1506, sponsored by Assembly member Kevin McCarty (D-7), exempts the non-eating areas at theme parks and other similar venues from recently passed requirements in AB 827 for the placement of organic waste recycling bins. This measure...

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New York Governor Signs Trampoline Park Safety Bill into Law

On December 20, 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law Senate Bill 6600/House Bill 7250. This set of bills create safety procedures for trampoline parks, including definitions, permit requirements, compliance with industry standards, employee training,...

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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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