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State Workplace Law News
Paid Leave, Minimum Wage, Marijuana Legalization on State Ballots
In Massachusetts, voters will be asked to decide whether employers should be required to provide paid sick leave to employees. Minimum-wage measures have been certified to appear on the ballots in five states, and four states will have marijuana-related initiatives on their ballots.

Other Recent State Law Developments

CO - Colorado Workplace Law News
Wage Protection Act Makes Significant Changes to Colorado Wage and Hour Law
Significant changes to Colorado’s wage and hour law are set to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015, with the implementation of the Wage Protection Act of 2014. 

DE - Delaware Workplace Law News
Law Requires Destruction of Employee Personal Identifying Data
Delaware employers disposing of records containing employees' unencrypted personal identifying information must take reasonable steps to destroy the identifying data prior to disposing of the electronic or paper records under a law signed by Gov. Jack A. Markell

DC - District of Columbia Workplace Law News
Sick and Safe Leave Act Amendments Take Effect
Revisions to the District of Columbia's Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act have become fully effective following the district's adoption of a 2015 budget.

IL -  Illinois Workplace Law News
Worker Need Not Notify Employer Before Seeking Medical Treatment
he Illinois Workers Compensation Act does not require an employee to first notify his employer before getting medical treatment for a workplace injury

NJ - New Jersey Workplace Law News
Municipalities Require Paid Sick Leave
Effective January 2015, East Orange, Paterson, Irvington and Passaic will join Newark and Jersey City in requiring paid sick time for employees.

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 State Affairs under the "Public Policy" tab.


States by U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal
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