New Laws for 2016/2017

·         California expands personal liability for wage violations (Effective January 1, 2016)

·         California Minimum Wage Increase (Effective January 1, 2017)

·         California New FEHA Rules and PDL Poster (Effective April 1, 2016)

·         Santa Monica, CA minimum wage and paid sick leave (Effective July 1, 2016)

·         Maryland- Montgomery County Paid Sick Leave (Effective October 1, 2016)

·         New Jersey- Elizabeth Paid Sick Leave (Effective March 2, 2016)

·         New Jersey- New Brunswick Paid Sick Leave (Effective January 1, 2016)

·         New York City Human Rights Law Expanded to Protect Caregivers (Effective May 4, 2016)

·         Oregon Minimum Wage Increase (Effective July 1, 2016)

·         Oregon- Portland Passes ‘Ban the Box’ (Effective July 1, 2016)

·         Pennsylvania- Philadelphia Amends ‘Ban the Box’ (Effective March 14, 2016)

·         Tennessee Amends Data Breach Notification (Effective July 1, 2016)

·         Texas passes Open Carry Law (Effective January 1, 2016)

·         Texas- Austin Passes ‘Ban the Box’ (Effective April 3, 2016)

·         Utah Post-Employment Restrictions Act (Effective May 10, 2016)

·         Vermont Passes Paid Sick Leave (Effective January 1, 2017)

·         Washington- Spokane Passes Paid Sick Leave (Effective January 1, 2017)

·         Washington- Tacoma Passes Paid Sick Leave (Effective February 1, 2016)

·         West Virginia:  Right-To-Work Passed (Effective July 1, 2016)

·         Wyoming:  Veterans Preference Law Passed (July 1, 2016)