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Daylight Saving Time Debate Simmers

As we face the loss of an hour of time as we “spring forward” with our clocks this weekend, the angst surrounding this twice-annual ritual of clock-changing has resulted in a simmering debate in state legislatures as to the efficacy of daylight saving time.

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Working for the Working: 2015 Workforce Development Enactments

The 2015 legislative session saw more than 130 measures related to workforce development enacted. With workforce being a priority issue for many states to consider, it is no surprise that all states considered workforce related bills.

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SCOTUS in Limbo on Undecided Cases?

So the million dollar question—other than who will fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat—is what will happen to undecided U.S. Supreme Court cases heard or to be heard this term.

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Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Mandatory Union Fee Case

In Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether to overrule a nearly 40-year-old precedent requiring public sector employees who don’t join the union to pay their “fair share” of collective bargaining costs. More than 20 states have enacted statutes authorizing fair share.

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