CO - Colorado Workplace Law News
No Employment Protection for Marijuana Use
The state-licensed use of medical marijuana off duty and off of the employer’s premises during non-working hours can be a cause for firing, a Colorado appeals court held.
OTHER RECENT STATE LAW DEVELOPMENTS
AZ - Arizona Workplace Law News
State Pre-empts Regulation of Employee Pay
A new law pre-empts cities and towns from regulating employee pay, paid and unpaid leaves and absences, meal breaks and rest periods.
MD - Maryland Workplace Law News
State Enacts Three New Workplace Laws
In May 2013, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed three noteworthy statutes that will affect virtually every Maryland employer.
MN - Minnesota Workplace Law NewsA new “ban the box” law, referring to the criminal history check-off box found on many employment applications, will prohibit private employers from asking about or considering an applicant’s criminal record or criminal history until after selecting the applicant for an interview or, if there is no interview, making a conditional offer of employment.
Employers Must Review Employment Applications and Hiring Practices
TX - Texas Workplace Law NewsEmployers Gain Statutory Protection for Trade Secret Information
Texas has joined 47 other states and the District of Columbia in adopting the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. The new law, Texas Senate Bill 953, which will go into effect on Sept. 1, 2014, provides a number of protections for trade secrets in Texas.
WA - Washington Workplace Law News
Paid Family Leave Put on Hold, Maybe Permanently
The paid parental leave law adopted by the state legislature in 2007 was postponed again and will be repealed unless a way can be found to fund it by Dec. 31, 2015.
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.