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Employment Law Update 2024: New Employment Laws for the New Year (Part 2 of 2)

Many states enacted legislation that every employer should be aware of. Below is a list of federal and state law changes that should be reviewed by all employers.

Illinois SB 208

Creates the Paid Leave for All Workers Act to permit employees to accrue 40 hours of paid leave per year to use for any purpose. Effective January 1, 2024

Illinois HB3733

Requires employers with remote workers to provide notices required under certain employment laws by email or on the employer’s website. Effective January 1, 2024

Minnesota HF447

Minnesota SB2909

Prohibits employment discrimination based on gender identity; prohibits an employer from inquiring into, considering, or requiring disclosure of a job applicant’s pay history during the hiring process. Effective January 1, 2024

New York AB836

Prohibits employers from requesting or requiring employees or applicants to disclose any user name, password, or other means for accessing a personal account or service through specified electronic communications devices. Effective March 12, 2024

Ohio: Columbus Ordinance No.0709-2023

Prohibits employers with 15 or more employees from asking about or screening job applicants based on their current or prior wages, benefits, other compensation,  or salary histories. Effective March 1, 2024

Washington SB5123

Prohibits an employer from discriminating against a person in hiring based on the person’s use of cannabis off the job and away from the workplace, or because an employer-required drug screening test found the presence of non-psychoactive cannabis metabolites. Effective January 1, 2024

The new law changes are complex. Employers should consult with an employment law firm in order to ensure they are in compliance.

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