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Work Matters: Framework for States on Workforce Development for People with Disabilities

A forthcoming report, "Work Matters: A Framework for States on Workforce Development for People with Disabilities" offers state legislators a number of policy options to consider in increasing employment access and opportunity for people with disabilities.

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NCSL Joins Comments on Accessibility of Government Websites

The U.S. Department of Justice's current regulations do not include specific requirements for web accessibility but DOJ has long held the position that public entities’ websites should be accessible under the Americans With Disabilities Act..

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States Sue Over New Overtime Rule

Twenty-one states are suing the U.S. Department of Labor over new overtime rules that make it more likely states will have to pay more employees overtime.

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Disability Employment Sessions at Legislative Summit

For people with disabilities, finding, securing and maintaining employment that leads to self-sufficiency and economic security is one of the pressing issues to be addressed at next week's Legislative Summit in Chicago.

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SCOTUS Victory for Employees in Employment Discrimination Deadline Case

Under federal employment discrimination laws, timelines are short and decisive. But if such timelines aren’t forgiving, the U.S. Supreme Court is.

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SCOTUS to Rule on EEOC's Failure to Meet Pre-lawsuit Obligations

Death and taxes are not the only things that are inevitable—so are employers looking bad in Supreme Court employment cases.

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'Fair Share' Laws Survive on 4-4 SCOTUS Vote

Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association could have turned public sector labor law upside down.

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NCSL Seeks Input on Workforce Development for People With Disabilities.

People with disabilities experience substantially different employment outcomes than the general population of the United States.

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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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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.