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Updated data show sharp increase in laws limiting state and local authority in public health emergencies

Thursday, December 2, 2021

There are now 19 states with laws limiting governors’ or state health officials’ authority during the COVID-19 pandemic or other emergencies, according to newly updated data published today on LawAtlas.org. This is an increase from 11 states in June 2021.

Majority of US Hourly Workers Face Unpredictable Scheduling in Absence of Fair Workweek Law Protections

Thursday, October 28, 2021

The majority of US jurisdictions have not passed fair workweek laws that seek to protect workers from unpredictable scheduling practices, according to a new report by the Temple University Center for Public Health Law Research, funded by the TIME'S UP Foundation.

New State-Level Data Describe Varied and Limited Guidance on Regulatory Process for Determining New Health Care Facility Capacity

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

New legal data released today on LawAtlas.org capture details of state certificate of need laws, the regulatory process states use to determine whether new health care facility capacity should be permitted.

New Eviction Laws Data Reveal Striking Differences in Eviction Processes Around the Country

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) launched the LSC Eviction Laws Database today in partnership with the Center for Public Health Law Research. The database is a new online tool that will aid users in better understanding the significant variation in eviction laws across the country and the effect these differences have on eviction outcomes.

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