Mississippi is an employer-friendly state. In this state, an employer may not discriminate against a smoker or require anyone to refrain from smoking during non-working hours. There are also laws against retaliating against an employee for voting or refraining to vote for specific candidates or groups of candidates. Mississippi has other laws an employer must follow as well.
This page is a round-up of the state and municipal laws in Mississippi.
Several states have filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to nullify new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations from the US Department of Labor (DOL) before they take effect December 1.
Updated to include information on Swindol v. Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation, which confirmed a statutory equivalent of claims for wrongful termination in violation of public policy.
Updated to include information on Swindol v. Aurora Flight Sciences Corp., which concerns a statutory equivalent of a public policy exception to the employment at-will doctrine.
A federal judge has blocked a controversial Mississippi law that would have allowed individuals and some public officials to deny services to members of the LGBT community. US District Judge Carlton Reeves issued a preliminary injunction blocking the law minutes before it was set to take effect. Meanwhile, the Justice Department is challenging a similar North Carolina law.
Updated to reflect a federal district judge's ruling blocking the law prohibiting state action against religious organizations or persons for establishing sex-specific standards based on a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction.
Updated to include information on a federal court ruling blocking Mississippi's religious freedom law.
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.
Updated guidance to include information on a Mississippi Supreme Court case addressing wrongful discharge for the storage of a firearm in a locked vehicle.
Updated to reflect a Mississippi Supreme Court decision involving a wrongful termination in violation of an employee's right to bear arms.
A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help Mississippi employers ensure they are compliant with state HR and employment laws.