CA - California Workplace Law News
New Employment Laws Effective in New Year
Employers with operations in California should ensure their policies and practices are in compliance with the state’s new employment laws going into effect on Jan. 1, 2014. The new laws will affect the day-to-day operations of many businesses.
Other Recent State Law Developments
MA - Massachusetts Workplace Law News
State Increases Cash Incentives for Hiring Veterans and Long-Term Unemployed
The Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development announced that it has more than doubled cash grants available to employers hiring Massachusetts residents who have been unemployed for six months or more or who are honorably discharged military veterans, regardless of the length of their unemployment.
NJ - New Jersey Workplace Law News
Social Media Privacy Law Takes Effect
A law that prevents employers from requiring job applicants and current employees to disclose their login information for their personal social media accounts or otherwise provide access to their accounts took effect Dec. 1.
OK - Oklahoma Workplace Law News
State Defines Misconduct for Employer Challenges of Unemployment Claims
Oklahoma employers who challenge an employee’s unemployment insurance claim after discharge for misconduct may take advantage of a new and broad legal definition of misconduct added to the state’s Employment Security Act.
NV - Nevada Workplace Law News
Tip Pooling Valid Where Employer Distributes All to Employees
Nevada law permits employers to establish mandatory tip pools, even when the tip pooling procedure requires gratuities to be shared among employees of different ranks, so long as the employer does not keep any of the tips for itself, the Nevada Supreme Court held. .
OR - Oregon Workplace Law News
Final Regulations Clarify and Expand Portland Sick Leave Law Requirements
The city attorney’s office has published administrative rules to help implement Portland’s new sick leave ordinance.
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.