CA - California Workplace Law News
Legislative Forecast for 2014
A number of bills that, if enacted, will affect private-sector employers are pending in the California legislature, including proposals to increase the minimum wage and require paid sick leave.
Other Recent State Law Developments
MD - Maryland Workplace Law News
State Minimum Wage Will Increase to $10.10
Maryland will become the second state—after Connecticut—to raise its minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. The increase will be gradual. The first rise, to $8 per hour, will occur on Jan. 1, 2015. By July 2016, the rate will be $8.75 per hour, and by July 2017, it will be $9.25 per hour. The last increase, to $10.10, will come by July 2018.
MA - Massachusetts Workplace Law News
To Rely on Tip Credit, Employer Must Notify Employee
The Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers of tipped employees to notify the employees that it intends to credit their tips against their hourly wages, a Massachusetts federal court held.
NJ - New Jersey Workplace Law News
Employee Justified in Refusing to Sign Illegal Contract
A New Jersey employee was reasonable in refusing to sign an employment contract that she believed contained illegal language, a state court decided.
WI - Wisconsin Workplace Law News
State Adopts Password Protection Law
Wisconsin has become the 13th state to enact a law limiting the circumstances under which employers may request or require access to the personal internet accounts of applicants and employees.
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.