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January 1998, Vol. 121, No. 1
Richard R. Nelson
This article provides a summary of significant enactments in labor legislation. It does not, however, cover occupational safety and health, employment and training, labor relations, employee background clearance, and economic developoment legislation. Articles on unemployment insurance and workers' compensation appear elsewhere in this issue of Monthly Labor Review.
Wages. Minimum wage was the most active area of State labor legislation and activity again this year as it was last year. Minimum wage rates were increased under Federal law and in 31 States, the District of Columbia, and Guam.
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1 The Kentucky legislature met in special session only in 1997 and did not enact any labor legislation. The District of Columbia, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, and New Mexico did not enact significant legislation in the fields covered by this article. Information about the Virgin Islands was not received in time to be included in the article, which is based on information received by November 7, 1997.
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