Move over, California. It turns out that the nation’s most populous state isn’t the only trendsetter when it comes to employment law. Other cities and states also go well beyond what federal rules require. New York City, Washington, D.C., Massachusetts and New Jersey are among those on the cutting edge
that merit HR’s attention. That’s because trends that start in these bellwether jurisdictions are likely to spread. Wherever you are, you may soon
need to comply with burgeoning laws like those described below on the
issues of paid leave, discrimination, equal pay and the classification of
By Allen Smith, J.D.
California isn’t the only jurisdiction
shaking up employment law.