Kristin Lam USA TODAY Published 11:06 PM EST Dec 31, 2018 New year, new state laws. A slew of new state laws take effect with the turn of the calendar — ranging from minimum wage changes to pink hunting gear to a mandatory cursive writing curriculum. One state will even begin paying people to relocate for remote work. A few of the more notable changes: Minimum wages will increase At the start of the new year, 19 states and 21 cities will increase their minimum wage, according to the National Employment Law Project. About 17 million people from New York to California will have received pay bumps, the project estimates, once additional minimum wage increases are phased in throughout the year. Illinois hunters can wear bright pink Hunting enthusiasts in Illinois have a new wardrobe choice. In addition to bright orange, hunters can wear bright pink in 2019 to meet safety requirements during gun deer … [Read more...] about 2019 new laws: Illinois OKs pink hunting vests, Ohio requires cursive
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Last week, the German cabinet agreed the key points for a “skilled workers immigration law” from third countries. But what are its aims and what will change? EURACTIV Germany’s media partner Der Tagesspiegel reports. The German government is giving hope to migrants that they may be allowed to work in Germany. How far does the new “skilled workers immigration law” go? The new “skilled workers immigration law”, by definition, aims to maintain Germany as an economic centre and to secure its social systems. In addition to applying to graduates, the law should now also apply to people with professional qualifications – and not only in professions where there is a shortage of workers. Immigrants with professional training, who can make a living for themselves in Germany will be allowed to come and look for a job for six months. In occupations where there is an acute shortage of skilled labour, such as in IT or care services, if a job has … [Read more...] about What’s in the new German immigration law?
Cara Kelly and Aaron Hegarty USA TODAY Published 12:18 PM EDT Oct 4, 2018 One year ago, allegations against Harvey Weinstein prompted a worldwide witnessing of sexual harassment and assault stories on social media, and the #MeToo movement sparked a cultural reckoning. Bill Cosby is in jail. Accused men, from Les Moonves to Al Franken, have been ousted from their positions of power. Allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have left an unprecedented number of Americans opposing his confirmation. But in this year, activists' full-throated efforts haven't been matched by the elected officials who could pass laws to protect people from sexual misconduct in the workplace and beyond. USA TODAY examined more than 2,000 bills passed in the past 24 months by Congress and by legislatures in all 50 states that contained the word "sexual" and buzz terms such as "me too," "rape kits" and "nondisclosure" using the legislative … [Read more...] about #MeToo movement was a culture shock. But have laws actually changed?
Tyler J Davis and Mike Trautmann Des Moines Register Published 5:58 p.m. UTC Aug 25, 2018 DES MOINES, Iowa – The immigration status of the man accused of killing a 20-year-old University of Iowa student has become the subject of intense dispute across the internet. Reports from law enforcement and immigration officials, information from court records, and anecdotes from Cristhian Bahena Rivera's employers have helped reporters sculpt the image of the 24-year-old, who is facing a first-degree murder charge after the discovery of a body believed to be Mollie Tibbetts. The college student was reported missing after going for a run July 18 in Brooklyn, an Iowa town of 1,500. Back-and-forth claims caused public confusion around Rivera's legal status starting Tuesday, when law enforcement said he is was in the country illegally from Mexico and subject to a federal immigration detainer. Rivera's defense attorney pushed back Wednesday, citing Yarrabee … [Read more...] about Is he here legally? What we know about immigration status of Mollie Tibbetts’ accused killer
US Ambassador to New Zealand Scott Brown says the new visa law signed by US President Donald Trump will "make bilateral commerce even easier". Mr Trump has signed a new law allowing Kiwis better business access to the United States, which was welcomed on Thursday by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. The signing of the Knowledge Innovators and Worthy Investors Act (which just happens to spell KIWI when abbreviated) gives New Zealanders access to E1 and E2 visas, the latter which allows an individual to enter and work inside of the US based on an investment. Donald Trump signs new visa law for New Zealanders Jacinda Ardern and Donald Trump exchange friendly fire Revealed: The two letters Donald Trump has sent to Jacinda Ardern "The KIWI Act allows eligible New Zealanders to take advantage of a special visa class that is designed to facilitate business and innovation in the United States. This is called the E1/E2 Treaty Trader Investment visa," Mr Brown told … [Read more...] about What does Donald Trump’s new visa law mean for Kiwis?