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The New York Wage Payment Law sounds rather simple, but it’s perhaps the most complicated employment law in the state. Full of traps for the unwary, the law can spell big trouble for even innocent mistakes, with fines of up to $20,000 per violation ...

Ohio’s workers’ compensation system protects employees who are injured on the job by replacing lost wages while they recover. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (www.ohiobwc.com/) administers the law. The system works as a no-fault guarantee ...

Local governments in Illinois sometimes legislate their own rules for employers within their jurisdictions. For example, some municipalities have living-wage laws stipulating higher pay than the state’s minimum wage ($7.50 per hour as of July 1, 2007) ...

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 ...

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