New Maryland Laws Effective Wednesday – Updated Employment Discrimination & County Minimum Wage Notices Released

Employment Discrimination The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) has released new mandatory state and county labor law posting requirements.  The state’s Employment Discrimination is Unlawful posting has been updated to include two new protected categories: “Ancestry” and … Continue reading

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OFCCP Releases Proposed Rule Sanctioning the Open Discussion of Pay

Earlier this month, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) issued a Proposed Rule barring federal contractors and subcontractors from taking adverse action against employees and applicants who discuss their pay.  Specifically, the rule would prohibit federal contractors from … Continue reading

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New Jersey Cities Adopt Mandatory Paid Employee Sick Leave Laws

Passaic, East Orange and Paterson are the latest New Jersey cities to pass mandatory paid sick leave ordinances.  The terms of the laws are similar: covered employers will be required to give all employees one hour of paid sick time … Continue reading

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California Law Now Requires Employers to Provide Training in Abusive Conduct

Currently, under California Cal. Gov. Code § 12950.1 (“AB 1825”), employers with 50 or more employees are required to provide two hours of classroom or other effective, interactive training in sexual harassment prevention to California supervisory employees every two years. … Continue reading

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Oregon Releases Minimum Wage Rate Increase for 2015

Oregon has announced the state minimum wage rate for 2015. The minimum wage rate will rise from the current rate of $9.10 per hour to $9.25 per hour effective January 1, 2015.  Oregon’s minimum wage rate is tied to inflation, … Continue reading

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OSHA Announces Injury Reporting Rule Changes Effective January 1, 2015

Effective January 1, 2015, employers of workplaces covered under federal OSHA jurisdiction will be required to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye. The final rule … Continue reading

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Maryland’s Small Employers Will Soon Have to Provide Job-Protected Family Leave

Effective October 1, 2014, employers in Maryland with 15 to 49 employees, will be required to provide employees with job-protected unpaid leave for the birth, adoption or foster care placement of a child under the state’s new Parental Leave Act … Continue reading

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Mandatory Changes to Alaska Labor Law Poster: Update Required!

Alaska is one of 22 states and jurisdictions operating a complete State OSHA plan that covers both private sector and State and local government employees. Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act States are encouraged to develop and operate their … Continue reading

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Protecting Workers in High Heat Conditions

There are basic steps employers must take to ensure worker safety during the summer and periods of high heat which include: Provide heat illness prevention training Provide cool, fresh water and encourage workers to drink water frequently Provide shaded areas … Continue reading

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Newfoundland & Labrador Increases Minimum Wage and Employee Protections; NL Poster Updated

Compliance Poster Company’s Newfoundland & Labrador All-On-One™ Labor Law Poster has been updated with several labor law changes that impact employer responsibilities and policies, and employee rights. These changes apply to all employers in the province. Minimum Wage Increase Oct. … Continue reading

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