Bills of Interest
Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA-8) introduced a bill to provide employees with a minimum of two consecutive hours of paid leave in order to vote in federal elections.
Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-SD-At Large) introduced a bill to propose amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. They allow employees between the ages of 14 and 16 to work expanded hours during school sessions, provided they work 24 hours or less per week and adhere to specified work hours.
In The States
Governor Gavin Newsom (D) has signed an executive order to create a master plan for career education within the next thirteen months in California. The plan aims to establish cohesion between various career education programs, breaking down barriers between institutions and connecting education with employers, providing students with well-paying career pathways.
Missouri Governor Mike Parson (R) signed the SHOW MO Act, also known as the Entertainment Industry Jobs Act. The legislation aims to boost media production and entertainment tours in the state, creating opportunities for high-paying jobs and promoting economic growth.
At the Agencies
The U.S. Small Business Administration launched a webinar series titled “Investing in America: Small Business Tools and Resources”.
Acting U.S. Secretary of Labor Julie Su released a statement regarding the August 2023 Employment Situation report.