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Hawaii Employment Law Update – July 2016

Jul 18, 2016
Mandated Health Benefits – Prescription Contraceptive Supplies On July 5, 2016, Hawaii Governor David Ige signed legislation (S.B. 2319) that requires health insurers in the state, including health benefit plans under the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust and Medicaid managed care programs, to cover reimbursement for prescription contraceptive supplies intended…
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California Employment Law Update – April 2017

May 8, 2017
Los Angeles Updates Minimum Wage Poster In April 2017, Los Angeles updated its Los Angeles Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave official notice poster to include the following changes: Employers of 25 or fewer employees must pay $10.50 per hour effective July 1, 2017. Employers of 26 or more employees…
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Ohio Employment Law Update – June 2016

Jun 20, 2016
Medical Marijuana On June 8, 2016, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed legislation (H.B. 523) making Ohio the 25th state to adopt a workable medical marijuana law. The legislation will allow seriously ill patients to use and purchase medical cannabis that will be cultivated and processed in-state. With regards to employment,…
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Pennsylvania Employment Law Update – December 2016

Dec 19, 2016
Philadelphia Passes Ordinance Regarding Use of Wage History On December 8, 2016, the Philadelphia City Council passed legislation (File #160840) to tackle the gender-wage gap by banning salary history inquiries and disclosure requirements in the hiring process. Pursuant to the ordinance, it is an unlawful employment practice for an employer…
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Federal Employment Law Update – January 2017

Jan 3, 2017
FAQs About Affordable Care Act Implementation Part 35 On December 20, 2016, the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) issued frequently asked questions (FAQs) addressing special enrollment for group health plans, coverage of preventive services under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and qualified small employer health reimbursement arrangements. The FAQs were…
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Florida Employment Law Update – June 2017

Jun 30, 2017
Places of Public Accommodation Accessibility On June 23, 2017, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed legislation (H.B. 727) relating to the accessibility of places of public accommodation. The law authorizes qualified experts to advise and provide inspections for places of public accommodation for the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance…
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California Employment Law Update – July 2017

Jul 28, 2017
Unemployment Insurance On July 24, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation (A.B. 1695) repealing the law that permitted employers of domestic service workers to file reports of wages by telephone. The law also makes it a violation for any business entity to procure counsel advice, or coerce anyone to…
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Oregon Employment Law Update – July 2017

Jul 17, 2017
Sick Time Law Amended On June 29, 2017, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed legislation (S.B. 299) making the following clarifications: Employers may cap annual accrual of sick time at 40 hours and can limit total accrual and annual use of sick time. Employers with preexisting policies that provide more than…
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Louisiana Employment Law Update – May 2016

Jun 3, 2016
Veterans Preference in Private Employment On May 26, 2016, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signed legislation (S.B. 72) allowing private employers to adopt an employment policy that gives hiring preference to all of the following: An honorably discharged a veteran. The spouse of a veteran with a service-connected disability. The…
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Federal Employment Law Update-October 2017

Oct 6, 2017
U.S. Attorney General Memo: Federal Law Protections for Religious Liberty On October 6, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions released two memos for all component heads and U.S. attorneys, per President Trump’s instruction in Executive Order 13798, regarding federal law and religious liberty. One memo, Federal Law Protections for Religious…
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Federal Employment Law Update – July 2016

Jul 18, 2016
IRS Issues Guidance on Health Insurance Premium Tax Credit and Individual Shared Responsibility On July 8, 2016, the IRS released proposed regulations relating to the health insurance premium tax credit (premium tax credit) and the individual shared responsibility provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Since 2014, individuals must have…
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District of Columbia Employment Law Update – February 2017

Feb 27, 2017
District Passes Universal Paid Leave Act On December 20, 2016, the District of Columbia City Council passed the Universal Paid Sick Leave Act of 2016 (D.C. B21-0415). The bill guarantees certain periods of paid family and medical leave to private sector employees starting on July 1, 2020. Specifically, the bill…
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