Employment & Labor Laws 2013 Legislative Forecast

It’s that time of year when we look ahead at the employment and labor laws that will go in effect in the New Year. We have assembled this forecast of the new laws that employers and human resources professionals in California, Massachusetts, and New York may need to comply with in 2013.

.. California Employment Laws 2013

.. Massachusetts Employment Laws 2013

.. New York Legislative Update for 2013

California’s 2013 New Employment Laws -

A new year always means new California employment laws. And 2013 is no different. In 2012, employers saw the new independent contractor misclassification law go into effec —California Labor Code Section 226.8 1 — which imposes a minimum $5,000 and maximum $25,000 fine for willful misclassification of an individual as an independent contractor. Also in 2012, California employers saw the new Wage Theft Protection Act — California Labor Code Section 2810.52 — which requires all employers to provide each nonexempt employee new hire with a written notice that contains specific wage and employer information, and to provide written notice of any changes to this information.

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