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Published: Aug 12, 2022

Alabama Expands Parental Leave Rights to Adoptive Parents

Alabama Expands Parental Leave Rights to Adoptive Parents
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Update Effective: July 1, 2022

Alabama now requires FMLA-covered employers to offer up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to adoptive parents. The law also requires employers that extend paid leave benefits to birth parents to offer paid leave to adoptive parents as well.

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Published: Jun 10, 2021

Alabama Enacts Medical Marijuana Law

Alabama Enacts Medical Marijuana Law
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Update Effective: May 17, 2021

Last month, Alabama legalized medical marijuana for the treatment of certain medical conditions. The provisions of the law do not prevent Alabama employers from prohibiting the use of medical cannabis in the workplace.

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Published: Aug 13, 2020

Alabama Department of Labor Announces New Documentation Requirement

Alabama Department of Labor Announces New Documentation Requirement
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Update Effective: Immediately

Alabama has introduced a new requirement for employers to provide notice of potential unemployment benefits to any employee who separates from the company for any reason, regardless of the nature of the separation.

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Published: Aug 15, 2019

Alabama Addresses Equal Pay, Salary History Inquiries with New Law

Alabama Addresses Equal Pay, Salary History Inquiries with New Law
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Update Effective: September 1, 2019

The Clarke-Figures Equal Pay Act, passed earlier this summer in Alabama, will impose, among other requirements, equal pay requirements and a ban on salary history inquiries for employers in the state.

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