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February 2013, Vol. 135, No. 2
State labor legislation enacted in 2012
John J. Fitzpatrick, Jr. and James L. Perine
John J. Fitzpatrick, Jr., is the State Standards Team Leader and the anti-human trafficking coordinator 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, and prevailing wages were among the most active areas for state lawmakers in 2012
The most active areas of state legislation in 2012 were child labor, equal employment opportunity, human trafficking, immigration legislation, independent contractors, wages paid, time off, unfair labor practices, and worker privacy. State legislative activity in these and more than 20 additional areas resulted in enactment of new legislation and amendments or revisions to existing statutes or regulations.
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