NY - New York Workplace Law News
New York City’s Unemployment Discrimination Law Goes into Effect
New York City has enacted the first law in the Unites States that defines a job applicant’s unemployed status as a protected class and provides rejected applicants with the right to pursue private civil claims.
OTHER RECENT STATE LAW DEVELOPMENTS
CA - California Workplace Law News
Lingering Concerns over Exclusion of Unemployed
Sometimes, trends still start in the East before heading out West. That was the case with concern over employers running job ads that were strikingly explicit: The unemployed would not be considered.
CO - Colorado Workplace Law News
Civil Rights Remedies Expanded for Small Business Employees
Gov. John Hickenlooper expanded the remedies available to employees of small businesses who are victims of job discrimination by signing the Job Protection and Civil Rights Enforcement Act of 2013.
MI - MIchigan Workplace Law News
Employer Justified in Ordering Employee’s Psychological Exam
A Michigan health care employer was justified in requiring an employee to undergo psychological counseling as a condition of keeping her job, a Michigan federal court ruled.
NV - Nevada Workplace Law News
State Restricts Use of Credit Reports for Employment Purposes
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a new law restricting employers’ use of credit reports and other credit history information for hiring and other employment-related purposes.
VA - Virginia Workplace Law News
No Comp Benefits for Employee who Violated Safety Rule
An employee who hurt his back at work wasn’t entitled to workers compensation benefits because he violated a workplace safety rule by failing to wear a back brace, the Virginia Court of Appeals decided.
WA - Washington Workplace Law News
Governor Signs Social Media Privacy Law
Gov. Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill 5211 into law, making it illegal for an employer to require an employee or job applicant to provide login information, defined as usernames and passwords, for a personal social media account.
SHRM Reports on State Legislation
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