Hyper-local laws are the latest overarching trend in employment law, as municipal governments increasingly adopt laws applicable to private employers within their localities. The reach of these laws includes new protected classifications, new notice obligations, and even paid leave mandates – often exceeding employer obligations under federal and state laws. Woe to the unwary employer who is inattentive to these local legal requirements!
Currently the three hottest areas in local employment legislation are:
- Paid sick leave,
- “Ban-the-box” laws and
- Pregnancy accommodation.
Are your workplace management policies in compliance?