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January 1997

State labor legislation enacted in 1996

Richard R. Nelson

State legislation, enacted in 1996, covered several different aspects of employment standards. While the subject of minimum wage rates received much of the attention, important laws also were enacted revising prevailing wage and family leave laws, protecting employers who provide job performance information, regulating the apparel and employee leasing industries, consolidating State labor departments into larger agencies, and protecting workers from various forms of employment discrimination.

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