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Employee handbook requirements by state

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February 2024

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  • California - Employers in California are subject to AB 1076 which makes it illegal for an employer to include a “noncompete clause” in an employment contract or requires employees to sign a non-compete agreement. Employers are required to notify current and former employees hired after January 1, 2022 that any contracts they signed are void. Employers have until February 14, 2024 to notify these employees.
  • Hawaii - In 2024, Hawaii joined a growing list of states requiring employers to include pay ranges when advertising jobs to prospective or current employees. See our infographic on this topic.
  • Michigan - Last year, Michigan repealed the Michigan Right to Work Act. The effective date of this change is February 13, 2024. As of the repeal date, employees in private-sector unions no longer have a statutory right to opt out of union membership or refrain from paying union dues or fees as a condition of their employment.
  • Pittsburgh, PA - The City of Pittsburgh, PA will begin strict enforcement and compliance checks for local businesses, to be sure they’re providing employees with paid sick days. The city is imposing a $100 fine as well as restitution for non-compliance.
  • Utah - House Bill 55 adds to the Utah Antidiscrimination Act and prohibits nondisclosure or non-disparagement agreements related to sexual harassment. These agreements are no longer allowed as a condition of employment.
  • Federal - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has updated the rules relating to “joint employers”. The new standards go into effect on February 26, 2024, and will likely mean that more companies are categorized as “joint employers”. Joint employers "share or codetermine those matters governing employees' essential terms and conditions of employment" under the updated rule.
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“For companies that have employees in multiple states, ensuring you have the most up-to-date state and city-specific policies is essential to keeping the company aligned and clear on what policies apply.”

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