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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

CA - California Workplace Law News
San Diego Minimum Wage Ordinance Put On Ice
San Diego’s hotly contested minimum wage ordinance has been put on ice until at least 2016.

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.

LA -  Louisiana Workplace Law News
Employers Are Restricted in Consideration of Certain Criminal Records
Under a new Louisiana law, expunged records of arrests of convictions are now considered confidential and no longer part of the public record.

NY -  New York Workplace Law News
Final Rules Clarify Employers’ Obligations under NYC’s Earned Sick Time Act
Final rules clarifying employers’ obligations under New York City’s recently enacted Sick Time Act, which gave many New York City employees up to 40 hours of paid sick leave annually, were adopted by the Department of Consumer Affairs. 

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
Click on a state for a state law update. For a list of state-by-state charts on state laws, click here.
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