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Did You Know -- Unique State Employee Benefit and Employment Issues
Feb. 16, 2017
Did you know that --
- Pennsylvania does not recognize the pre-tax treatment for Employee Section 401(k) Contributions.
- The State of New Jersey does not recognize pre-tax treatment for Section 125 Plans.
- Deferred Compensation paid over 10 or more years can avoid state taxation in the state it is earned.
- Telecommuting benefits are required in the District of Columbia.
- At least 20 states prohibit blanket prohibition of firearms on company property.
- An employee terminated after testing positive alcohol during working hours may claim disability discrimination in some states.
- Paid family leave is currently required in only 3 states, but is likely to spread to all 50 states.
- Paid sick leave is only required in 7 states.
- An employee’s requests to review a personnel file can be denied in NJ, but not in MA.
- An employer in TN may ask an applicant about arrests that did not lead to conviction, but an employer in MA must not.
- Short term disability is an optional benefit in most states, but now mandatory in 5.
- Vacation payout policies are lawful in some states, but can result in substantial fines in others.
- Equal pay practices that comply with federal law can lead to liability in some states.
- Restrictive covenants enforceable in some states can subject an employer to damages in others.
- The IRS 20 factor test for determining employee status does not apply in many states for workers compensation and other purposes.
If you are unaware of any of the above rules, this potluck state focused program is for you!
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