Idaho is considered to be an employer-friendly state. The state has certain laws that go beyond what is required by federal law. For example, when hiring, an employer in this state may consider an applicant’s criminal history. In addition, while the state does not add any protected classes to federal law, it does require that an employer with at least five employees follow the antidiscrimination law.
This page is a round-up of the state and municipal laws in Idaho.
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In Flores v. City of San Gabriel, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held that payments of cash in lieu of benefits must be included in the regular rate when calculating how much overtime employees are owed under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Updated to include requirements regarding the enforcement of noncompete agreements, effective July 1, 2016.
Updated to reflect requirements regarding the enforcement of noncompete agreements, effective July 1, 2016.
Updated to reflect the elimination of the 30-day active duty requirement that triggers USERRA protection for National Guard members, effective July 1, 2016.
Updated policy to reflect the removal of the durational requirement that an Air or Army National Guard member be called to duty for 30 consecutive days to receive federal employment protection benefits.
HR departments should get ready now to comply with a wide variety of employment law requirements that are changing on July 1. Depending on the employer's presence in various jurisdictions, a number of workplace practices may be affected by legislative changes, ranging from employment contracts to payroll.
In Corbin v. Time Warner, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held that a neutral rounding policy will not violate the FLSA even if every employee does not always gain or break even over every pay period.
A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help Idaho employers ensure they are compliant with state HR and employment laws.