PER Human Resources – April 2021

Want to know the latest buzz in the HR arena? Professional Employer Resources has a world of information in our newsletter. Not only is it fun, it's resourceful! Including, important changes to federal and state employment practices.

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Recreational Marijuana Legalized in NY

On March 31, 2021, New York legalized recreational marijuana. The Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act legalizes and regulates cannabis use and possession for adults who are 21 and older. The legalized use of marijuana is effective immediately, but the retail sales of marijuana are not expected to begin until mid-2022. This change immediately impacts a New York employer's ability to take adverse actions against applicants and employees based on recreational marijuana usage. Read on to learn more about the effects on employers and medical marijuana considerations, and more.

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Department of Labor Seeks to Withdraw the Previous Administration's Independent Contractor Rules

OSHA To Begin COVID-19 Inspections by March 26, 2021


California Creates New Pregnancy Leave App to Help Guide Parents on their Rights

Illinois Aims to Provide Relief to Employers by Amending the Biometric Information Privacy Act

New York Considers Dramatic Expansion of Consumer Privacy Rights

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