Union Fees and Public Employee Free Speech – Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association in Context

Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that could significantly impact public sector unions and employees in many areas of the country.  The case, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, was brought...

MANY JURISDICTIONS INCREASE THEIR MINIMUM WAGE RATES IN 2016 AND BEYOND

STATE RATE EFFECTIVE FUTURE INCREASES Alaska $9.75 January 1, 2016   Arkansas $8.00 January 1, 2016 $8.50 in 2017 California $10.00 January 1, 2016   Colorado $8.31 January 1, 2016   Connecticut $9.60 January 1,...