Tag Archives: State Legislative Update

Alabama to Require Family Leave for Adoptive Parents

Alabama has passed the Adoption Promotion Act, requiring employers that provide paid leave for biological parents to offer paid leave to adoptive parents as well. The law also mandates unpaid leave for biological and adoptive parents covered by the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The law takes effect on July 1, 2022. Coverage The […]

Alabama Modifies Employee Firearm Rights

Effective January 1, 2023, Alabama law regarding firearms in public is amended to permit an individual to carry a concealed firearm without a permit. The conditions under which employees may keep firearms in their personal vehicles in an employer’s parking lot are also amended. Employers are not permitted to ban employees from keeping guns in […]

Arizona Improves Background Check Requirements for Skilled Nursing Facility and Nursing Home Employees

Arizona recently passed Senate Bill 1242 (SB1242) and is set to go into effect on January 1, 2023. SB1242 aims to improve upon the background check/licensing process for employees working with individuals in nursing facilities and nursing homes. According to the pre-existing legislation, Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 36-411 (Stat 36-411), employers of specific nursing facilities […]

California Cal/OSHA Approves the Readoption of the ETS for a Third Time

On April 21, 2022, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (Cal/OSHA) approved the third readoption of the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) and is set become effective on May 6, 2022, and expire on December 31, 2022. HR Works has previously reported on the California ETS and further information regarding the original requirements can […]

California Proposes Legislation Requiring Employees to Provide Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Status as a Condition of Employment

In early February, Assembly Bill 1993 (AB1993) was proposed to amend COVID-19 vaccination requirements in the workplace and introduce a responsibility to employers to implement and maintain their own vaccination plans. If passed and signed by Governor Newsome, the legislation would become effective as of January 1, 2023, and require an employer to mandate each […]

Connecticut DOL Releases Final Draft of Proposed Amended Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act Regulations

On March 22, 2022, the Connecticut Department of Labor (DOL) released its final proposed amended regulations for the Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act (CT FMLA). The proposed regulations amend several key provisions of the current CT FMLA regulations. It is not expected that there will be any further substantive changes to the final proposed […]

Delaware Passes Paid Family Leave

Delaware’s legislature has passed a paid family leave law (“Healthy Delaware Families Act (HDFA)” or “Act”) with benefits set to be payable in 2026. The Act creates a statewide paid family, medical and parental leave insurance program. Covered Employers The Act would apply to all private sector workers, who work for an employer with 10 […]

District of Columbia Increases Minimum Wage Requirements and Universal Paid Leave (UPL) Benefits

In order to keep up with the ever-increasing costs of living, Washington D.C. has implemented an increase to the minimum wage rate for nonexempt employees. Effective July 1, 2022, the minimum wage for the district will increase from $15.20 to $16.10 per hour. The wage increase is applicable to all businesses located within the district, […]

Florida’s “Stop Woke” Act Signed Into Law

On April 22, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the “Stop the Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees” (Stop WOKE Act) (Florida HB7) which prohibits employers from requiring employees to participate in certain types of diversity, equity and inclusion training (DEI). The law makes it an unlawful employment practice under state law to “[subject] any individual, as […]

Georgia Modifies Employee Firearm Rights

Effective April 12, 2022, Georgia law regarding firearms is amended to permit an individual who is not prohibited by law to possess or carry a handgun or long gun. The provision prohibiting an employer from conditioning employment on the ability to store firearms or ammunition in a personal vehicle is also amended. An employer is […]