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Utah Distracted Driver Bill Now In Force

The Utah Legislature recently passed a bill that prohibits several functions of handheld devices while operating motor vehicles. The prohibited functions include writing, sending, or reading a written communication such as a text message, instant message, email, dialing a phone number, accessing the internet, watching videos, or entering in data into the device while driving. Penalties and convictions may be…

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Seattle Passes $15/hour Minimum Wage Law

The Seattle City Council recently passed a significant minimum wage increase to $15/hour that will be phased in over the next several years. This increase will phase in more rapidly for businesses with more than 500 employees (including franchise owners) and will take into consideration whether or not benefits are provided to employees. This is the most aggressive minimum wage…

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