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New Jersey Enacts Paid Sick Leave Act

On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act (the “Act”). The Act, which goes into effect on October 29, 2018, preempts all existing New Jersey municipal earned sick leave laws … Continue reading

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Maine legislature final enacts framework for regulating marijuana sales 18 months after initiative vote for legalization

As reported in this local article, on Wednesday the Maine legislature "overturned a veto by Gov. Paul LePage that would have again stalled the legal sale of recreational marijuana, moving Maine a major step closer to launching a legal retail … Continue reading

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UPDATE: New York City Council Enacts Package of Legislation Aimed at Strengthening Anti-Sexual Harassment Policies

In case you missed our discussion in a March 20, 2018 post, the New York City Council introduced a series of bills last month targeting sexual harassment in the workplace — The Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act.  The City … Continue reading

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New York City Council Enacts Package of Bills to Combat Sexual Harassment

On Wednesday April 11, 2018, the New York City Council enacted a package of eleven bills, collectively titled the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act (the “Act”). The Act awaits final signature from the Mayor. Introduced to the New York … Continue reading

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Hawaii Enacts Our Care, Our Choice Act, Legalizing Medical Aid in Dying

This week, Hawaii joined California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Montana, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington. These eight U.S. jurisdictions have affirmatively legalized medical aid in dying. (See my legal history of MAID.) The Hawaii Legislature rightly observes that the "rigorous safeguards" … Continue reading

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