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State Workplace Law News
More States Ban Social Media Snooping
New Hampshire recently became the 18th state in the country—the sixth this year—to bar employers from requesting access to the personal social media accounts of present or prospective employees.


Other Recent State Law Developments


CA - California Workplace Law News
Inside Sales Exemption May Be Lost Where Commissions Are Paid on a Monthly Basis
The California Supreme Court ruled that an employer may not attribute commission wages paid in one pay period to other pay periods in order to meet minimum wage requirements.

NJ - New Jersey Workplace Law News
Gov. Christie Signs ‘Ban-the-Box’ Law
The new law will bar employers of 15 or more from conducting criminal background checks at the start of the employment application process, beginning when the applicant first makes an inquiry to an employer and ending when the employer has interviewed the applicant and selected that person as its first choice to fill the position.

NY - New York Workplace Law News
State Enacts Anti-Discrimination Legislation Protecting Interns in the Workplace
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation amending the New York State Human Rights Law to protect unpaid interns against workplace discrimination and retaliation.

TN - Tennessee Workplace Law News
Arbitration Agreement Not Unconscionable Under State Law
Rejecting a former employee’s assertion that the “excessive” and “prohibitive” costs of arbitration made his employment agreement’s arbitration clause unconscionable, the Tennessee Court of Appeals affirmed an order directing arbitration in a wrongful termination action.

TX - Texas Workplace Law News
Twists and Turns for State’s Health Care Employers
One of the products of the Texas tort reform movement is the Texas Medical Liability Act, which requires claimants to file an expert report by a certain stage of any lawsuit where there is an alleged departure from accepted standards of medical care.

 

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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