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January 1981

State labor legislation enacted in 1980

Richard R. Nelson

There were new matters of interest including bans on awarding of State contracts to employers that violate the National Labor Relations Act, on lie detector tests for jobs, and on sexual harassment; less attention was paid to traditional concerns such as wages and labor relations than in previous years.

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