CA - California Workplace Law News
New Employment Laws Effective in New Year
Employers with operations in California should ensure their policies and practices are in compliance with the state’s new employment laws going into effect on Jan. 1, 2014. The new laws will affect the day-to-day operations of many businesses.
Other Recent State Law Developments
CO - Colorado Workplace Law News
State Announces 2014 Minimum Wage Rates
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment announced that it has adopted Minimum Wage Order 30, which will govern minimum wages in 2014. Effective Jan. 1, 2014, the state’s minimum wage will increase from $7.78 to $8 per hour.
CT - Connecticut Workplace Law News
Global Release Not Binding with Respect to Workers’ Compensation Claims
A global release entered into by a company and its former employee, paying the employee in exchange for his release of all claims—including a workers’ compensation claim stemming from a five-year old back injury—was not binding because it had not been approved by the workers’ compensation commissioner.
NJ - New Jersey Workplace Law News
Social Media Privacy Law Takes Effect
A law that prevents employers from requiring job applicants and current employees to disclose their login information for their personal social media accounts or otherwise provide access to their accounts took effect Dec. 1.
NV - Nevada Workplace Law News
Tip Pooling Valid Where Employer Distributes All to Employees
Nevada law permits employers to establish mandatory tip pools, even when the tip pooling procedure requires gratuities to be shared among employees of different ranks, so long as the employer does not keep any of the tips for itself, the Nevada Supreme Court held. .
TN - Tennessee Workplace Law News
Noncompete Agreements Enforceable Against Two Former Executives
Noncompete agreements are enforceable against former employees as long as the agreements are reasonable and necessary to protect the employer’s legitimate interests, the Court of Appeals of Tennessee ruled.
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.