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Wyoming FMLA - Family Medical Leave Acts Laws

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
Posted by Brittney

Wyoming FMLA-Family Medical Leave Acts Laws address issues regarding of time given to workers who need it for legitimate reasons. These reasons are summarized within this article.

One example of Wyoming FMLA-Family Medical Leave Acts Laws is one that pertains to the amount of time that eligible employees are ... continue reading

West Virginia FMLA-Family Medical Leave Acts Laws

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
Posted by Brittney

West Virginia FMLA-Family Medical Leave Acts Laws were written to address issues regarding medical leave or family leave. In other words a certain amount of time off is allowed in the State of West Virginia for legitimate reasons.

According to West Virginia FMLA-Family Medical Leave Acts Laws, eligible employees ... continue reading

Wisconsin FMLA-Family Medical Leave Acts Laws

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
Posted by Brittney

Wisconsin FMLA-Family Medical Leave Acts Laws are written to help employers and employees understand the regulations regarding medical leave. These laws clarify under what conditions medical leave is offered.

According to Wisconsin FMLA-Family Medical Leave Acts Laws both public and private employers who have 50 or more people working ... continue reading

Colorado Sex Offender Registry Laws

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
Posted by Nina

Every state in the union has a law that requires sexual offenders to register with the state upon their release from prison. These laws are based on Megan’s Law, a federal statute that aims to prevent repeat sexual crimes, specifically against children. It was inspired by the brutal rape and ... continue reading

Arkansas Sex Offender Registry Laws

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
Posted by Nina

In an effort to prevent crimes like the brutal rape and murder of young Megan Kanka, the federal government passed a law in 1994 that requires all released sex offenders to provide certain specific information to the state.

The state then manages a list of all sex offenders and ... continue reading

Indiana Estate Planning Laws

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
Posted by James

What’s a trust agreement, also sometimes called a declaration of trust, under Indiana Estate Planning Laws?

A trust agreement or a declaration of trust is a written agreement that sets forth the terms and conditions of the trust. Typical provisions include a statement of the purpose of the trust; ... continue reading

Illinois Estate Planning Laws

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
Posted by James

Here’s a good question for anyone who is interested in Illinois Estate Planning Laws. What happens if you end up not liking your power of attorney? Let’s say he does something you don’t appreciate, or you just don’t want him to have the ability to make decisions about your estate ... continue reading

Idaho Estate Planning Laws

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
Posted by James

What happens if you give power of attorney to someone? Under Idaho Estate Planning Laws, do you still retain the ability to act for yourself? These questions were nagging at me, and before I gave power of attorney to anyone I wanted to find out the answers.

So here’s ... continue reading

Hawaii Estate Planning Laws

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
Posted by James

I was wondering what a self-probating will is under Hawaii Estate Planning Laws, and why it makes sense to have one.

Basically, a self-probating will generally contains affadavits of the witnesses who saw the deceased execute and sign the will. In addition to stating that the witness saw the ... continue reading

Georgia Estate Planning Laws

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
Posted by James

I was wondering what types of documents were important, according to Georgia Estate Planning Laws, when drawing up an estate plan. At any rate, here are the most common documents.

A “will” is the most commonly known document used in estate planning. Basically, a will details where your property ... continue reading

Arizona Sex Offender Registry Laws

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
Posted by Nina

Like many other states, Arizona sex offender registry laws require all convicted felons who committed sexual offenses or child kidnapping to register with the state following their release from jail. The information is available to any resident of Arizona, in an effort to prevent these offenders from repeating the same ... continue reading

Alabama Compensation Time Laws

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
Posted by Carolyn

You may have heard the term comp time, which refers to compensation time or compensatory time off. Whichever term you use it all means the same thing, time off with pay in lieu of overtime pay. What you might be surprised to learn is that in most cases it is ... continue reading

California Compensation Time Laws

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
Posted by Carolyn

You may already be familiar with the term comp time, which refers to the practice of allowing an employee to take extra time off from work after a long week, or to bank hours instead of being paid overtime wages. What you may not know, however, that in most situations, ... continue reading

Alaska Sex Offender Registry Laws

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
Posted by Nina

Every state has a law that requires sex offenders who are released from prison to register with the state. The law is meant to prevent repeat offenders from committing crimes upon their release, as happened in the brutal rape and murder of Megan Kanka. In 1994, President Bill Clinton signed ... continue reading

Arkansas Compensation Time Laws

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
Posted by Carolyn

There are several laws pertaining to employment, many of those being wage and hour laws. Most of these laws fall under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, including overtime. The law requires that all non-exempt employees be paid at a rate of one and a half times their normal rate ... continue reading

Employee Drug Testing Laws in Mississippi

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
Posted by Courtney

This southern state has a very specific requirement of employers that brings Employee Drug Testing Laws in Mississippi into sharp focus.  The state law says all employers who participate in the workers’ compensation insurance program are required to have a written drug-testing and alcohol-testing program in place.

Over the ... continue reading

Employee Drug Testing Laws in Minnesota

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
Posted by Courtney

I hope this short overview of Employee Drug Testing Laws in Minnesota will help answer some of the questions you may have about this increasingly important subject.  This northern state was one of the first to put a drug-testing law in place. The Minnesota Drug and Alcohol Testing in the ... continue reading

Employee Drug Testing Laws in Michigan

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
Posted by Courtney

A good place to begin a look at Employee Drug Testing Laws in Michigan is with the general statement that local governments and states do not require private employers to have drug-testing policies.  This limitation follows federal court decisions over the past few years that say states and cities cannot ... continue reading

Employee Drug Testing Laws in Massachusetts

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
Posted by Courtney

I have put together a brief summary of Employee Drug Testing Laws in Massachusetts.  Generally, the state has no comprehensive law that applies to drug testing for private employers, as some states do.  In those states that have such a law, the rules do not require an employer to have ... continue reading

Employee Drug Testing Laws in Maine

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
Posted by Courtney

Welcome to a brief discussion of Employee Drug Testing Laws in Maine.  I expect this information will be of some help to you as you consider this increasingly important subject.  A number of states enacted drug testing laws in the 1980s, at about the same time the Federal Drug-Free Workplace ... continue reading

Employee Drug Testing Laws in Louisiana

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
Posted by Courtney

Welcome to this brief summary on Employee Drug Testing Laws in Louisiana.  This state on the Gulf of Mexico is one of several that passed laws to specifically deal with the issue of testing for such substances as marijuana, opium, cocaine, and amphetamines.  In 1990, the state legislature put drug-testing ... continue reading

Employee Drug Testing Laws in Kentucky

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
Posted by Courtney

Welcome to a brief summary of Employee Drug Testing Laws in Kentucky.  Generally, this state has no laws that specifically address drug testing by private employers, unlike a few other states that have passed laws that specifically allow or encourage private companies to establish drug-testing programs. 

Kentucky does have ... continue reading

Employee Drug Testing Laws in Kentucky

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
Posted by Courtney

Welcome to a brief summary of Employee Drug Testing Laws in Kentucky.  Generally, this state has no laws that specifically address drug testing by private employers, unlike a few other states that have passed laws that specifically allow or encourage private companies to establish drug-testing programs.  

Kentucky ... continue reading

Employee Drug Testing Laws in Kansas

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
Posted by Courtney

I have tried to summarize the information about Employee Drug Testing Laws in Kansas, believing this information will be of help to you.  Kansas is one of several states that have its own drug testing laws in place.  Primarily, the laws in this state apply to public sector workers and ... continue reading

Employee Drug Testing Laws in Iowa

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
Posted by Courtney

It may be best to start talking about Employee Drug Testing Laws in Iowa by looking at an individual case that goes directly to the heart of the matter.  Just a few months ago, the Iowa Supreme Court determined that a woman was wrongfully discharged from her job after testing ... continue reading

Employee Drug Testing Laws in Indiana

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
Posted by Courtney

In a manner very similar to that of its neighboring states, specific Employee Drug Testing Laws in Indiana have not been enacted.  Generally, this state allows private employers to require workers to meet the rules of the federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.  This practice of allowing or encouraging private ... continue reading

Employee Drug Testing Laws in Illinois

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
Posted by Courtney

The Prairie State is one in the U.S. that has not enacted specific laws of its own to govern drug and alcohol testing for private businesses, but the state allows private companies to require workers to follow the federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.  This action by the state to ... continue reading

Employee Drug Testing Laws in Idaho

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
Posted by Courtney

I hope this short summary of Employee Drug Testing Laws in Idaho will help answer some of the questions you may have about this important subject.  This mountainous western state is one of a few states that have passed its own law dealing with drug and alcohol testing.  The Idaho ... continue reading

Kentucky Child Labor Laws

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
Posted by Paige

Getting a first job is the dream of many teenagers.  Their entrance into the work force can help teach valuable lessons about responsibility, money and help prepare them for the life long duty of employment.  Before you let your child fill out any application, be sure you know something about ... continue reading

Employee Drug Testing Laws in Hawaii

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
Posted by Courtney

A good example of how Employee Drug Testing Laws in Hawaii is approached in the Aloha State is a private company’s job application form that includes both affirmative action/discrimination information and a separate page explaining the drug testing procedure to job applicants.  The form contains the statement that those who ... continue reading