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NY: Discipline by Employers for Lawful Absences

NY Assembly Bill 8092 (2021-2022) Amends the labor law in relation to clarifying that workers shall not be punished or subjected to discipline by employers for lawful absences.

DC: District Government Family Bereavement Leave

DC Bill 1075 (2021-2022) (Emergency Act) To amend, on an emergency basis, District of Columbia Government Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978 to provide paid leave for a District government employee when the employee suffers the death of the employee’s minor child or a stillbirth.
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MD: Labor and Employment Family and Medical Leave Insurance

MD Senate Bill 275 Establishes the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program in the State Department of Labor to provide certain benefits to individuals who take leave from employment for certain purposes; establishes the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund; requires beginning on a certain date, certain employees, employers, and self-employed individuals to contribute to ... Read more

PA: Minors Serving in Volunteer Emergency Service

PA Senate Bill 1027 (2021) Provides that a minor may not enter a burning structure under any circumstance except when engaged in a training session for an interior firefighting module with live burns and the minor is 17 years of age or older, the minor has permission to engage in the training from a fire chief and a parent or ... Read more

PA: Work Permits

PA House Bill 1829 (2021) Amends specified section of the Child Labor Act; provides that the work permit shall be signed by the minor; provides that a work permit shall not be issued until the applicant has personally appeared before and has been examined by the issuing officer; provides that the issuing officer may allow the applicant to appear by ... Read more

DE: Employee Background Checks

DE House Bill 206 (2021) Protects the safety and well being of children who receive services from the Department of Health and Social Services by requiring individuals who visit children in their homes and in the community or have regular, direct access to children or adolescents under the age of 18 to submit to a criminal background check; specifies individuals ... Read more

Pennsylvania Employment and Labor Law Updates 2022

December There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified. November October There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified. September There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified. August There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified. July There were ... Read more
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AK: Minimum Wage Increase 2023

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Beginning January 1, 2023, Alaska’s minimum wage rate will be $10.85. Pursuant to Alaska Statute 23.10.065 the Alaska minimum wage is to be adjusted annually for inflation using the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers for the Anchorage metropolitan area (Anchorage CPI-U) for the proceeding January-December calendar year. The “Urban Alaska CPI-U,” the current name for what was formerly ... Read more

DE: Employee Background Checks

Protects the safety and well being of children who receive services from the Department of Health and Social Services by requiring individuals who visit children in their homes and in the community or have regular, direct access to children or adolescents under the age of 18 to submit to a criminal background check; specifies individuals who must submit to a ... Read more

DE: Delawarean’s Whistleblowers Protection Act

Provides that an employer shall not discharge, threaten, or otherwise discriminate against an employee regarding the employee’s compensation, terms, conditions, location, or privileges of employment, including reporting or threatening to report an employee’s suspected citizenship or immigration status or the suspected or actual citizenship or immigration status of a family member of the employee to a federal, state, or local ... Read more

DE: Labor Peace Agreements and Medical Marijuana

Requires medical marijuana compassion centers and safety compliance facilities that have 20 or more employees to have a labor peace agreement with 1 more bona fide labor organizations; defines labor peace agreement as an agreement between an employer and a labor organization that, at a minimum, includes all of the specified items. DE Senate Bill 280 (2021)

DE: Employers Failure to Pay Wages

Relates to an employer’s failure to pay wages; provides that whenever an employee quits, resigns, is discharged, suspended, or laid off, the wages earned by the employee become due and payable by the employer on the later of the following: the next date the wages would be paid through the last day worked under the employer’s regular pay cycle as ... Read more
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