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State and Local Resources

CA - California Workplace Law News
California Revises Regulations on Family and Medical Leave
On July 1, 2015, updates to the California Family Rights Act will take effect. The changes will better align California’s rules with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act regulations.

Other Recent State Law Developments

AR - Arkansas Workplace Law News
New Law Boldly Embraces Noncompetition Provisions
Arkansas has enacted a new law that greatly expands the enforceability of noncompete agreements in the state.

GA - Georgia Workplace Law News
Georgia Becomes 26th Jurisdiction to Legalize Medical Marijuana
Georgia has become the 26th jurisdiction to legalize medical marijuana use. The new law permits use in connection with nine specified medical conditions, including end-stage cancer, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, mitochondrial disease, Parkinson’s and sickle cell disease. 

KY - Kentucky Workplace Law News
Supreme Court Denies Total Disability Benefits for PTSD
A former truck driver may receive partial benefits for psychological injuries stemming from a horrific accident, the Kentucky Supreme Court decided, turning down her claim for total disability benefits.
 
NJ - New Jersey Workplace Law News
Gas Stations Pay for Wage, Hour Violations
Over 1100 employees of Shell, Exxon BP and other gasoline outlets in New Jersey will receive a total of $5.5 million in back wages and damages as a result of a multiyear enforcement action by the U.S. Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division.

NY - New York Workplace Law News
Use of On-Call Shifts in Retail Industry Questioned in N.Y
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman launched a preliminary investigation into the staffing practices of 13 national retailers including Target, Gap and Abercrombie & Fitch to determine whether their on-call scheduling practices violate New York labor laws.

 

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 State Affairs under the "Public Policy" tab. 

States by U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal
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