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Delaware Adds to Growing Patchwork of Social Media Laws

Man using smartphoneOn August 7, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed a law to prohibit employers from interfering with the personal social media accounts of their prospective and current employees.  The new law, which also took effect on August 7, defines “personal social media” to encompass any account on a social networking site created and operated by a … Continue Reading

Delaware Latest State to Expand Protections for Pregnant Applicants and Workers

On September 9, 2014, Delaware joined a number of other states, enacting legislation to require reasonable accommodation of pregnancy, not just pregnancy disability.  Accommodations that would pose an undue hardship are not required.  The new law takes effect immediately. The Delaware law is notable because it expressly refers to lactation as being a pregnancy-related condition … Continue Reading

Nine More States, One City, and a Territory Increase Minimum Wage

Continuing a growing national trend, Minnesota, West Virginia, Maryland, Hawaii, Vermont, Michigan, Delaware, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Guam, and the city of Seattle recentlyenacted laws raising the minimum wage in their respective jurisdictions. This client alert highlights key provisions of these new laws and examines the implications for covered employers. Minnesota Minnesota’s minimum wage will gradually … Continue Reading
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