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In March 2006, the Michigan legislature passed a new minimum wage law, but then amended it in August to address concerns that the new rate would entitle large segments of Michigan’s work force to overtime pay ...

Under the Texas Child Labor Act, it’s illegal for employers to hire children under 14 years of age except in certain situations ...

Georgia’s unemployment compensation law, like that of many other states, provides temporary payments to employees who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. The Georgia Employment Security Law is complex and in some cases holds employers liable for unemployment insurance (UI) payments even when former employees weren’t fired but quit their jobs ...

Georgia’s code on equal employment for people with disabilities generally follows the federal ADA. The code guarantees to disabled individuals the right to full participation in the social and economic life of the state and lawful employment without discrimination because of a handicap ...

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

During a downsizing, employers have a legal obligation to inform their workers and the government of such action under certain circumstances. California employers must follow two sets of rules: the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act and the state’s own tougher standard ...

The Illinois Unemployment Insurance Act, like that of many other states, 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 ...

The Persons With Disabilities Civil Rights Act (PWDCRA) is Michigan’s version of the federal ADA, but it has some key differences ...

Georgia state law prohibits employers from penalizing employees for missing work to appear in court for jury duty or as a witness or to answer a summons or subpoena ...

Under the New York Human Rights Law (NYHRL), it’s illegal to subject people to differential treatment based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics or marital status ...

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