Rogue operation? Mattiello testifies mailer blindsided him, and his chief of staff and a State House lawyer say they can’t remember who OK’d it – News – providencejournal.com

WARWICK — House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello on Thursday recalled being incensed to learn that a mailer from a failed Republican candidate endorsing him was sent to voters just before Election Day during a tight race in 2016.

“I was angry at the mailer,” Mattiello testified. “I thought that it was

Virginia photographer voluntarily dismisses lawsuit challenging state law on same-sex wedding photos

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY ) — A Virginia photographer has voluntarily dismissed a lawsuit challenging Virginia’s newly enacted state law that “forces” photographers to promote same-sex weddings.

Photographer and blogger Chris Herring initially filed the lawsuit late June challenging Gov. Ralph Northam’s Virginia Values Act which protects LGBTQ Virginians against unfair

Afghan Leader Wants Taliban to Help Fight Against Islamic State

(Bloomberg) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani wants Taliban fighters to integrate into the country’s armed forces and join efforts to eliminate Islamic State militants, the first clear indication of the government’s vision for its defense and security apparatus if peace talks in Qatar progress.



a group of people posing for a picture: Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers marching during a training exercise of a graduation ceremony at a training center in Herat province.


© Photographer: HOSHANG HASHIMI/AFP
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New York State Paid Sick Leave Law Takes Effect

New York State’s Paid Sick Leave law took effect on September 30, 2020. The law, adopted at the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March, requires every employer with employees working in New York to provide paid or unpaid leave to those employees. The amount of leave and whether it

Q3 2020 State & Local Employment Law Developments

State and local governments are increasingly regulating the workplace. Although it is not possible to discuss all state and local laws, this update provides an overview of recent and upcoming legislative developments to help you and your organization stay in compliance. (Please note that developments specifically

Paid Sick Leave Arrives for New York State Employers

The New York State Paid Sick Leave Law’s accrual provisions go into effect today, September 30, 2020.  In April, Governor Cuomo signed into law new permanent paid sick leave requirements for all New York State employers (separate from COVID-19 leave which was passed in March and