US Legal News

The US House of Representatives on Thursday voted 231-199 to approve a bill that could increase the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. HR 582 (or the “Raise the Wage Act”) is set-up to gradually increase the minimum wage until 2025, when the $15 minimum would be achieved. Tipped workers, new hires younger than [...]

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The US House of Representatives passed three joint resolutions on Wednesday disapproving of the Trump administration’s planned transfer of precision-guided bombs, other bombs and munitions, and support services to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and other members of the Saudi-led coalition. Joint resolutions 36 and 37 passed the House with 238 votes in their favor [...]

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In a 4-3 decision on Wednesday, Tthe Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld a 2015 City of Pittsburgh ordinance that requires employers to provide paid sick leave to workers. The ordinance was challenged by the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association and several Pittsburgh businesses that argued that the city lacked the authority to require employers to provide [...]

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo publicly designated four members of Myanmar’s military on Tuesday. The public designation, made under Section 7031(c) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2018, means the four individuals and their immediate family members may not enter the US. Pompeo cited gross human rights violations, including [...]

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Retired US Supreme Court Justice Justice John Paul Stevens died on Tuesday at 99 years old. Stevens was appointed by President Gerald Ford in 1975 and retired in 2010 after serving more than 34 years on the bench. He was known for his evolution into a liberal-leaning judge who authored a number of precedential opinions, [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday reversed a district court decision that had declared certain aspects of three of President Donald Trump’s executive orders on federal employees unlawful. The executive orders at issue regarded “relations between the federal government and its employees.” The first executive order is referred [...]

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