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Michigan’s child labor law prohibits employers from hiring minors under age 16 in “an occupation that is hazardous or injurious to the minor’s health or personal well-being.” You may hire minors 14 years old provided you obtain permission from their school ...

The Georgia workers’ compensation system protects employees who are injured on the job by replacing lost wages while they recover. The State Board of Workers’ Compensation administers the law, which the Georgia legislature modified in 2006 ...

Under Georgia’s child labor law, minors ages 14 to 17 must obtain employment certificates from their school or county school superintendent in order to work. (The law prohibits employers from hiring children under age 14.) ...

The Pennsylvania Child Labor Act restricts employers’ ability to hire minors. Children ages 12 to 14 can work as golf caddies (within certain restrictions), and children ages 14 to 16 can work during nonschool hours. Youth under age 18 may not work more than six consecutive days ...

California local governments can, and sometimes do, legislate their own rules for employers within their jurisdictions. For example, San Francisco County requires employers to provide paid sick leave. After 90 days on the job, all employees in the city and the county begin accruing paid sick leave at the rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked ...

Under the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA), it’s illegal to subject people to differential treatment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (with regard to employment), age (40 and over), marital status, familial status (with regard to housing), arrest record, physical or mental disability, military status, sexual orientation or unfavorable discharge from military service ...

Local governments in Michigan can, and sometimes do, legislate their own rules for employers within their jurisdictions. For example, several municipalities have living-wage laws stipulating higher pay than the state minimum wage, as well as bans on sexual orientation discrimination ...

Texas 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 law is administered by the Texas Workforce Commission ...

Even as the national debate over immigration reform rages, the Georgia state legislature has decided to act rather than wait for a federal solution. Recently, Governor Sonny Perdue signed into law one of the toughest immigration laws in the country ...

The Pennsylvania Medical Pay Act requires employers to bear the costs of employee medical examinations when those exams are a condition of employment ...

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