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Florida’s Workforce Investment Act was designed as part of the welfare reform movement of the ’90s. Like its federal counterpart, the Florida WIA provides incentives and assistance to employers who hire those who've been long-term welfare recipients ...

Georgia’s state code prohibits discrimination against workers ages 40 to 70 based on their age. Employers, supervisors or managers who violate the age-discrimination code are subject to misdemeanor criminal prosecution by the Secretary of State ...

Employers of four or more people must comply with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA). The law is administered by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC), which also receives the initial federal discrimination charges made under Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act ...

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination makes it unlawful to subject people to differential treatment based on race, creed, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, sex (including pregnancy), marital status, domestic partnership status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, liability for military service, mental or physical disability, perceived disability, AIDS and HIV status ...

The New York Child Labor Law prohibits employers from hiring minors under age 16 for factory jobs and other specifically excluded occupations. Generally, those ages 14 to 16 can work outside school hours and during summer vacation. Certain industry-specific restrictions apply ...

Ohio employers must contend with an assortment of leave laws in addition to the federal FMLA and the ADA’s reasonable accommodations requirements for employees with disabilities ...

The Michigan Employment Security Act governs the state’s unemployment compensation program. As in many other states, the law provides temporary payments to employees who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. The law is complex and in some cases holds an employer liable for unemployment insurance (UI) payments even when a former employee wasn’t fired but quit ...

No specific Texas law allows private-sector employees access to their workplace personnel files, but the Texas Public Information Act does provide that right to public employees ...

As a component of welfare reform, the U.S. Congress passed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act in 1996. The law requires employers to track employees to expedite child-support payments. To bring the state into federal compliance, Georgia passed its New Hire Reporting Law to collect such data on employees ...

In Pennsylvania, employers must allow employees (or their designated agents) to inspect their personnel files upon reasonable request. The law applies only to actual employees, not to ex-employees or applicants who want to look at their application files ...