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State and Local Resources 

NY - New York Workplace Law News
Appeals Court Upholds $1.6 Million Discrimination Award to Lesbian Chef
A New York City restaurateur who discriminated against a lesbian chef by requiring her to attend workplace prayer meetings and exposing her to homophobic rhetoric must pay $1.6 million in damages, a New York appeals court ruled

Other Recent State Law Developments

CA - California Workplace Law News
Should Your Business Apply for California’s New Tax-Incentive Program?
The California Competes Tax Credit program is open to businesses in any industry, and of any size. To receive a tax credit, employers must show specifically how they can benefit the state’s economy.

GA - Georgia Workplace Law News
State Limits Liability for Hiring Ex-offenders
Georgia employers that hire ex-offenders will be shielded from negligent hire claims under a bill passed by the state legislature and signed into law by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.

KY - Kentucky Workplace Law News
State Enacts Data Breach Notification Law
Kentucky has become the 47th state to enact a data breach notification law.  H.R. 232 requires companies to notify residents of the Bluegrass State of security breaches of information involving their personally identifiable information.

MN - Minnesota Workplace Law News
State Increases Minimum Wage
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed legislation that will increase the state's minimum wage to $9.50 by 2016.

MO - Missouri Workplace Law News
Employees’ Burden of Proof in Workers’ Compensation Retaliation Claims Lowered
The Missouri Supreme Court ruled that a discharged employee alleging retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim need only prove that the claim was a contributing factor, rather than the exclusive reason, for the discharge.

OK - Oklahoma Workplace Law News
State Bars Cities from Setting Minimum Wage, Sick Day Requirements
A new law in Oklahoma prohibits cities and towns from establishing mandatory minimum wage, sick-day or vacation requirements.

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 Status Reports under the blue "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.