CA - California Workplace Law News
The 2014 Session of the California Legislature
The interesting bills in private sector employment law include yet another proposal to increase the minimum wage and another that would establish employees’ right to paid sick leave if they work as little as seven days a year in California.
Other Recent State Law Developments
AZ - Arizona Workplace Law News
Tempe City Council Broadens Anti-Discrimination Ordinance
The Tempe City Council approved a proposal to expand the Tempe City Code’s anti-discrimination ordinance to prohibit discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodation on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
DE - Delaware Workplace Law News
State Approves Minimum Wage Increase
Delaware Gov. Jack Markell signed legislation to increase that state’s minimum wage to $8.25 an hour, one dollar more than the current rate of $7.25, effective June 1, 2015. An interim jump of fifty cents will occur on June 1 of this year, raising Delaware’s current wage to $7.75.
NE - Nebraska Workplace Law News
State Extends Veterans Preference to Spouses of Disabled Vets
Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman approved a new Nebraska law that extends veterans preference in hiring to the spouses of permanently disabled veterans.
NJ - New Jersey Workplace Law News
Newark Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Signed
Newark Mayor Luis Quintana signed Ordinance 13-2010, which requires all private employers to allow employees to start to accrue sick leave as soon as they are hired and begin to use it after 90 days on the job.
OR - Oregon Workplace Law News
2014 Legislative Session Wraps Up
The 2014 legislature has already closed up shop. While many expected the proponents of statewide mandatory sick leave to advance their cause in this abbreviated session, they chose to stand down, and the employment bills that made it to the governor’s desk are generally noncontroversial.
SHRM Reports on State Legislation
For the most recent information on the status of an HR issue SHRM is monitoring in state legislatures, see the SHRM Government Public Policy Status Reports under the blue "Public Policy" tab.