Alaska Employment Law Updates – 2018

Alaska Employment Law Updates – 2018

July
July 17 – Gov. Walker signed a law banning smoking at most workplaces
On July 17, 2018, Governor Walker signed Senate Bill 63. The new law prohibits smoking in most indoor workplaces.
The new law becomes effective on October 1, 2018.
June
June 27 – Gov. Walker signed a law extending military leave and reemployment rights for National Guard members
On June 27, 2018, Governor Walker signed House Bill 3. The new law clarifies that state military leave and reemployment rights for National Guard members are available to employees who are members of the National Guards of other states, not just Alaska.
The new law becomes effective on September 21, 2018.
June 15 – Gov. Walker signed a law requiring certain state employees and contractors with access to federal tax information to undergo background checks
On June 15, 2018, Governor Walker signed House Bill 219. The law requires certain state employees and contractors with access to federal tax information to undergo background checks.
The new law becomes effective on July 1, 2018.
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