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State Updates

 

South Carolina Handbook Update

7/24/14

Under South Carolina law employers with handbooks wishing to preserve the "at-will" employment relationship and limit the possibility of an employee handbook being deemed an employment contract should have on the first page of the handbook (e.g. the cover page) a conspicuous disclaimer stating the employment relationship is at-will.

/Author: Shirley Johnson/Number of views (10630)/Comments (0)/
Categories: South Carolina

Notice to South Carolina Worksite Employees

7/24/14

Many states require employers to provide newly-hired employees with mandatory notices and/or forms.  Effective immediately, employers who hire employees to work in South Carolina must provide that new-hire with the Notice to South Carolina Worksite Employee which provides employees with information on who to contact in the event of a work-related injury, as well as information on payment of wages.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014/Author: Shirley Johnson/Number of views (10254)/Comments (0)/
Categories: South Carolina

Rhode Island Handbook Update

07/24/14

Handbook Update: We have updated the Rhode Island Handbook to include a new provision: Paid Temporary Caregiver Insurance Benefits and Leave. 
/Author: Shirley Johnson/Number of views (9964)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Rhode Island

California Handbook Update - Paid Family Leave Benefits

7/24/14

We have revised the Paid Family Leave Benefits provisions in the California Employee Handbook to reflect that, as of July 1, 2014, California employees may be eligible to receive Paid Family Leave benefits when taking time off work to care for a seriously ill parent-in-law, grandparent, grandchild or sibling, in addition to a child, spouse, parent or registered domestic partner. 

/Author: Shirley Johnson/Number of views (8206)/Comments (0)/
Categories: California

New York Approves Use of Medical Marijuana

Executive Summary

Coverage:  Employers with employees working in New York.

Effective Date:
 The new law is effective immediately.  However the New York State Department of Health must promulgate regulations and has been given up to 18 months to issue or make effective registry identification cards for certified patients and designated caregivers, which will be necessary for obtaining medical marijuana.

Overview: Governor Cuomo has signed New York’s Compassionate Care Act, which will permit limited use of medical marijuana by individuals suffering from covered medical conditions, making New York the 23rd state to legalize the use of medical marijuana.

Action Required:  None at this time. Consult your Human Resources Business Partner as needed.

Monday, July 21, 2014/Author: Shirley Johnson/Number of views (8921)/Comments (0)/
Categories: New York

New Mexico Poster Update

7/24/14

Human Trafficking:  New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez approved a law requiring employers to post a notice for both the public and employees containing information about the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline. The new law, H.B. 181, unanimously passed by both legislative chambers, becomes effective July 1, 2014. 


Employers may obtain copies of the poster directly from the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions Website.

/Author: Shirley Johnson/Number of views (9923)/Comments (0)/
Categories: New Mexico

Minnesota Handbook Updates

7/10/14

As we previously reported, Minnesota has passed the Women’s Economic Security Act (“Act”).  The Act is a major piece of legislation aimed at improving working conditions for women that will have a significant impact on Minnesota businesses. A combination of at least nine different bills, the Act is intended to reduce the gender pay gap and to provide greater workplace protections for pregnant women and nursing mothers, among other things. 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014/Author: Shirley Johnson/Number of views (7419)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Minnesota
Wednesday, July 9, 2014/Author: Shirley Johnson/Number of views (5332)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Michigan
Wednesday, July 9, 2014/Author: Shirley Johnson/Number of views (9097)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Massachusetts
Wednesday, July 9, 2014/Author: Shirley Johnson/Number of views (11652)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Maine
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