1. Hike in the minimum wage for federal contractors

The minimum wage of federal contractors from January 1, 2016 has been increased to $10.15 per hour. In January 2015, the minimum wage was increased to $10.10. Again in September 2015, the US Department of Labor declared that federal contractors’ minimum wage would be raised by $0.05 per hour from January 1, 2016. Hence, the hike in the minimum wage.

Read the entire story - 5 Employment Law Changes Which US Employers Should Expect In 2016

2. More online privacy for CA students

As per the Student Online Personal Information Protection Act, online educational services can’t sell student details to third parties anymore. Companies are prohibited from utilizing information to target advertising to students. This would surely increase the confidence of both parents and students in California.

Read the complete story - K-12 Students Have More Online Privacy Protections in 2016

3. Job protections for kids’ daycare

As per the new law that came into effect in California, workers won’t lose their jobs for taking time off from work to engage in child care or school selection. They can easily take time off to select a daycare for their children. This law is applicable to companies with 25 or more employees at the same place.

Read the full story - New California Law Boosts Worker Protections For School Leave

4. Privacy for traveling moms

New and revamped airports would have lactation rooms for traveling new moms. They can nurse and pump in private. This is a big relief for moms traveling with a baby.

Read the full story - New Laws 2016: Illinois laws that take effect January 1

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