Several new employment-related laws took effect in late 2018 and on the first of the year.
According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM):
Many of these laws apply to all employers, regardless of size, but some make exceptions for small businesses, so smaller employers may need to verify who counts as an employee under applicable laws. For example, some laws consider temporary, seasonal and part-time workers employees, and others do not.
Employers operating in multiple jurisdictions may have the additional challenge of determining how to best proceed in the face of varying state and local legal requirements.
Employers should review all local workplace-related legislation for states and municipalities in which they conduct business and adjust employee handbooks as needed.
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The information included in this blog post originally appeared in an article from SHRM on January 15, 2019, written by Melissa Gonzalez Boyce, J.D.