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States look to ‘salary history bans’ to increase pay equity

Using what’s known as “salary history bans,” governments at the state and local level are limiting employers’ ability to consider a candidate’s previous wages when making an employment decision. The breadth of these bans varies by jurisdiction, but the concept remains the same: under a salary history ban, an employer cannot explicitly ask a prospective employee what they earned in a previous job.

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Frost Brown Todd opens Houston office

The law firm of Frost Brown Todd, which has had a presence in Indianapolis for more than a decade, has added a 14th location to its roster, announcing this week the opening of its newest office in Houston. The Houston office is the firm’s second location in Texas, alongside Dallas.

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Sizing up Trump’s green-card halt: Is it just temporary?

President Donald Trump says a suspension of green cards is necessary at a time when unemployment has climbed to levels last seen during the Great Depression. But critics dismissed the move as the president’s veiled attempt to achieve cuts to legal immigration and to distract voters from his handling of the pandemic.

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Lacking US coordination, states including Indiana team up on when to reopen

President Donald Trump, in a roller-coaster week of reversals and contradictions, told governors to “call your own shots” on lifting stay-at-home orders once the coronavirus threat subsides. But then he took to Twitter to push some to reopen their economies quickly and tell them it was their job to ramp up testing.

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