Monday HR Minute: Premium HR Support Plan
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While changes to federal laws and regulations often receive significant attention, ongoing changes to state and local laws impact businesses just as much, if not more so.  These state and local laws may not be noticed by companies until the implementation deadline has passed. 

Below you will find a list of laws passed or implemented within just the past 3 months in a select number of states we are tracking.

To address these changes, Affinity HR Group is offering a new monthly subscription plan to help you remain abreast of the regulatory or legislative changes that have the impact of affecting your workplace.    

For as little as $79/month, we will track changes for you and let you know what to do to remain compliant.  In addition, we are offering free HR consulting, deep discounts on recruiting/headhunting, handbooks, HR audits and much more. 

Please click here to learn more about our new Premium HR Support Plan.

Click here to download a PDF of the new Premium HR Support Plan.
Recent State & Local Legislative Changes – Select States

  • Protection for hairstyle
  • Requirements for on-duty meal period
  • Laws on the horizon:
    • AB5 – “ABC test” for independent contractors
    • AB25 – California Consumer Privacy Act
    • AB51 – ban on mandatory arbitration agreements
    • SB778 – mandated sexual harassment training
    • AB9 – statute of limitations for FEHA (discrimination and sexual harassment) claims
    • SB142 – lactation accommodation
    • SB171 – pay data reporting
    • SB218 – local employment discrimination laws and enforcement
    • AB1066 – unemployment for striking employees
    • AB170 – joint liability for harassment
  • Ban-the-box regulations
  • Required payout of unused vacation at separation
  • SB75 which impacted and/or created several laws including:
    • required anti-harassment training
    • created the Workplace Transparency Act
    • amended the Illinois Human Rights Act to add protections for “perceived” status
    • created the Hotel and Casino Employee Safety Act
    • created the Sexual Harassment Victim Representation Act
    • expanded the Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA)
    • created reporting requirements for adverse judgements in sexual harassment cases
  • Protection for organ donors
  • Human trafficking training
  • Increased minimum wage
  • Data breach notification requirements
  • Board diversity reporting
  • Interviewing requirements
  • Use of cell phone while driving
  • Chicago: predictive scheduling requirements
  • Non-compete agreement language requirements
  • Medical marijuana legalization
  • Minimum wage increase
Kansas City, Missouri:
  • Prohibition on inquiring about salary history
New Jersey:
  • Restricted covenant agreement requirements
  • Pre-tax fringe benefits requirements
  • Ban on asking about salary history
  • Medical marijuana protections
New York:
  • Protections for natural hair/hairstyles and religious garb and facial hair
  • SHIELD Act – data security
  • Revisions to protections for domestic violence victims
  • Strengthening to sexual harassment protections
  • New challenges for violating frequency of pay law
Toledo, Ohio:
  • Prohibition on inquiring about salary history
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:
  • Required paid sick time
  • Regulations about pay cards
  • Protections for pumping milk for nursing mothers
  • Medical marijuana regulations
  • Requirement for pay notices
  • Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio: required paid sick time

That Affinity HR Group is an endorsed HR provider for more than a dozen national trade associations? And that we can help you recruit for your next rock star employee for a fraction of the price of a typical recruiter?

"Affinity HR Group helps us hire the right people for our fast growing organization. We have a great working relationship with the Affinity HR team.  It’s a true partnership."

Leslie O’Bryan, ERPA
Chief Operating Officer  |  
Benefits Administrators

And Affinity can ensure your HR practices & policies are compliant and costs a fraction of the price of other national providers, such as Paychex & ADP. 

"We have Affinity HR Group on a monthly retainer. They back-stop our HR team and have enabled us to delay hiring a senior HR professional. They are always responsive and helpful. We would recommend them to other building service contractors."

Michael Diamond, CBSE
Managing Partner  |  Affineco

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