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50 Employment Laws in 50 States, 2014 Edition

Your Challenge: Keep your far-flung facilities compliant with dozens of different state employment laws

BLR’s Solution:  The only at-a-glance reference volume that explains employer obligations under 50+ employment laws, for each of the 50 United States.

Why:

The annually updated 50 Employment Laws in 50 States is a BLR best-seller for one simple reason – it saves hours of research for HR professionals and employers who have to comply with employment laws in more than one state.

Whatever the question you get from a front-line supervisor, a field office, another executive, you’ll find the answer in seconds. Clear side-by-side comparison charts tell you in one or two sentences what your policies and practices must contain to avoid the attention of state labor department watchdogs and aggressive plaintiff’s attorneys.

From Alabama to Wyoming, we’ve done the research to uncover employer rights and obligations on everything from family leave to disability accommodations to drug testing to meal and rest breaks. Over 50 areas of employee management are covered, giving you everything you need to make smart decisions and policy recommendations.

Buyers' Benefit: You are enrolling in an automatic update program and will receive annual updates sent on a 90-day approval basis and billed separately. You may cancel this automatic update program at any time.

 

50 Employment Laws in 50 States, 2014 Edition

Now you can INSTANTLY discover your legal obligations under the 50 most important employment laws in each of the 50 states.

50 Employment Laws in 50 States, 2014 Edition is the revolutionary guidebook that puts ALL the most need-to-know employment law information -- for each of the 50 states -- right at your fingertips.

Imagine the time and frustration you'll save with this authoritative, instant-information reference. In just seconds, you'll zero in on the precise information you need whenever you must:

  • Create a new policy
  • Verify the compliance of an existing policy
  • Expand your operations
  • Audit your procedures
  • Support recommendations to senior management
  • Advise colleagues at field offices, branches, and stores.
  • Stay comfortably up-to-date with increasingly complicated state employment laws
  • Online password privacy

 

This quick-reference guide puts the expertise of the nationwide Employers Counsel Network right at your fingertips. The top-flight attorneys in the Network focus almost exclusively on defending employers and write the Employment Law Letter for their state. They have applied their valuable time and resources to making this side-by-side comparison of employer obligations the definitive reference.

With 50 Employment Laws in 50 States, 2014 Edition, you get the exact guidance you need whenever you need to understand ANY state law concerning:

  • Family and medical leave
  • Benefits for same-sex partners and common-law spouses
  • Final paycheck
  • Vacation/sick pay
  • Overtime
  • Workers' comp
  • AIDS testing
  • Polygraph testing
  • Genetic testing
  • Drug-alcohol testing
  • Off-duty conduct
  • Tobacco use on the job
  • Weapons
  • Personnel files
  • Whistleblowing
  • Plant closings
  • Meal and rest breaks
  • Health insurance continuation
  • References
  • Preemployment inquiries
  • New hire reporting
  • Affirmative action
  • Background checks
  • Credit reports
  • Arrests and convictions
  • Pregnancy leave
  • Small necessities leave
  • Voting leave
  • Jury duty leave
  • Military leave
  • Employee privacy
  • Social security numbers
  • Unemployment comp
  • Employment at will
  • Child labor
  • Labor organizations
  • Organizing by public employees
  • Noncompete agreements
  • Wage payment
  • Minimum wage
  • Payment of commissions
  • Garnishment
  • Wage deductions
  • Direct deposit
  • Required posters
  • Safety
  • Breastfeeding
  • Title VII equivalents
  • Other discrimination and harassment laws
  • State and local equal employment opportunity laws


Automatic Updates Keep Your Guide Current

Buyers' Benefit: You are enrolling in an automatic update program and will receive annual updates sent on a 90-day approval basis and billed separately. You may cancel this automatic update program at any time.

50 Employment Laws in 50 States is prepared by leading attorneys, many of them members of the Employers Counsel Network, a nationwide affiliation of prestigious law firms representing management in employment law matters. Their contributions are edited by Celeste Blackburn.

Celeste BlackburnCeleste Blackburn, SPHR, is the Editor of a number of BLR publications. She has written about human resources for a variety of publications, including Basic Training for Supervisors and Frontline Supervision.

She has written and edited a series of white papers covering employment trends and developments and is the managing editor of HR Insight, Diversity Insight (http://blogs.hrhero.com/diversity/), and Technology for HR. (http://www.hrhero.com/techforhr/) Before coming to BLR, she was the business editor for The Daily Herald in Columbia, Tennessee. Celeste earned her bachelor’s degree from David Lipscomb University and a master’s from Middle Tennessee State University, where she also taught writing.

 

Following is a list of those who were most instrumental in the completion of this book. We thank them for their continued perseverance in this project.

  • Alabama: Lehr Middlebrooks & Vreeland, P.C.
  • Alaska: Perkins Coie LLP
  • Arizona: Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP and Gallagher & Kennedy
  • Arkansas: Jack Nelson Jones Jiles & Gregory, P.A.
  • California: Freeland Cooper & Foreman LLP
  • Colorado: Holland & Hart LLP
  • Connecticut: Carlton Fields Jorden Burt LLP
  • Delaware: Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
  • Florida: The Law and Mediation Offices of G. Thomas Harper, LLC
  • Georgia: FordHarrison LLP
  • Hawaii: Cades Schutte LLP
  • Idaho: Greener Burke Shoemaker Oberrecht, P.A.
  • Illinois: FordHarrison LLP
  • Indiana: Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
  • Iowa: Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C.
  • Kansas: Foulston Siefkin LLP
  • Kentucky: Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • Louisiana: Jones Walker
  • Maine: Brann & Isaacson
  • Maryland: Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P.
  • Massachusetts: Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C.
  • Michigan: Vercruysse Murray & Calzone, P.C.
  • Minnesota: Felhaber, Larson, Fenlon and Vogt, P.A.
  • Mississippi: The Kullman Firm
  • Missouri: Armstrong Teasdale LLP
  • Montana: Holland & Hart LLP
  • Nebraska: Erickson & Sederstrom, P.C.
  • Nevada: Holland & Hart LLP
  • New Hampshire: Sulloway & Hollis, P.L.L.C.
  • New Jersey: Day Pitney LLP
  • New Mexico: Tinnin Law Firm
  • New York: Bond Schoeneck & King
  • North Carolina: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
  • North Dakota: Vogel Law Firm
  • Ohio: Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • Oklahoma: McAfee & Taft
  • Oregon: Perkins Coie LLP
  • Pennsylvania: Saul Ewing LLP
  • Rhode Island: Whelan, Kinder & Siket LLP
  • South Carolina: McNair Law Firm, P.A.
  • South Dakota: Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C.
  • Tennessee: Butler Snow LLP
  • Texas: Constangy Brooks & Smith, LLP
  • Utah: Kirton McConkie
  • Vermont: Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C.
  • Virginia: DiMuroGinsberg, P.C.
  • Washington: Perkins Coie LLP
  • West Virginia: Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
  • Wisconsin: Axley Brynelson, LLP
  • Wyoming: Holland & Hart LLP
  • Federal: Fortney & Scott, LLC
  • Canada: Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

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