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February 2012, Vol. 135, No. 2
State labor legislation enacted in 2011
John J. Fitzpatrick, Jr., and James L. Perine
John J. Fitzpatrick, Jr., is the State Standards Team Leader in the Division of Communications, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor; James L. Perine is a compliance specialist on the State Standards Team. Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laws concerning child labor, equal employment opportunity, human trafficking, immigration legislation, independent contractors, prevailing wage, and wages paid were among the most active areas in the state legislatures, with the enactment and implementation of new legislation during the year that amended and revised state statutes or regulations.
This year's report on state labor legislation has been modified from those of the past. First, the reporting timeframe for the enacted legislation covered in this report begins October 1, 2010, and ends December 31, 2011. Starting in 2012, the report will cover a calendar year timeframe from January 1 to December 31. Second, the narrative analysis of each piece of legislation has been replaced with an illustrative table, which comprises the majority of the report. The table lists the bill numbers of each piece of the enacted legislation, by labor legislation categories that are tracked by the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor. Each bill number is in the table cell that corresponds both to the state (row) where enacted and to the individual category of legislation (column). With bill numbers in a table format, readers more easily will be able to perform research on a particular piece of legislation, either by state or by category.
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State labor legislation enacted in 2010.—Jan. 2011.
State labor legislation enacted in 2009.—Jan. 2010.
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