Federal Issues

  1. Bipartisan Effort to Advance Gateway Continues

    A bipartisan group from Congress led by Rep. Tom Malinowski sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao calling for the DOT to finalize/publish the Hudson Tunnel Project Environmental Impact Statement, advancing the Gateway Project. Read on...
  2. Municipal Compliance with Federal Overtime Requirements

    The US Department of Labor Wage & Hour Division reports incomplete municipal compliance with FLSA section 7 overtime requirements. Municipalities can self-audit for compliance using the Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) program. Read on...
  3. SCOTUS Rules 8th Amendment Applies to State & Local Governments

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the 8th Amendment’s ban on excessive fines applies to state and local governments. The case was based on when an individual's $42,000 vehicle was seized even though the maximum penalty for the crime was $10,000. Read on...
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