Illinois Law Requires All Employers to Post a New Notice of Workplace Pregnancy Rights

The Illinois Human Rights Act was recently amended to strengthen the protection of pregnant women in the workplace and to require all Illinois employers to post the new notice of pregnancy rights to inform employees of the employer’s obligation to … Continue reading

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New Jersey Adopts “Ban the Box” Law

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed the Opportunity to Compete Act, also known as “Ban the Box” legislation. The law will go into effect March 1, 2015 and applies to New Jersey employers with 15 or more employees. Under … Continue reading

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California Posting Requirements for Retirement Homes and Assisted Living Facilities

In California, there are a number of retirement living options for seniors age 60 and over. These facilities provide different levels of housing and residential services, care and supervision, assistance with activities of daily living, and incidental medical care in … Continue reading

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Columbia First City in Missouri to Approve “Ban the Box”

The city of Columbia is the first city in Missouri to pass the “ban the box” ordinance. The ordinance that took effect December 1st was designed to make it easier for people with prior criminal backgrounds to compete in the … Continue reading

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West Virginia Releases Required Minimum Wage Notice Update

Last Spring, wage legislation was passed in West Virginia amending the state’s Minimum Wage law to provide for increases minimum wage rate beginning January 1, 2015. The state’s mandatory Minimum Wage posting has been revised to reflect the minimum wage … Continue reading

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Employers in New York Still Need to Distribute Annual Wage Notices in January

In July we reported in our blog that the New York Legislature had passed a bill (A08106) that could repeal the 2011 New York State Wage Theft Act. In addition to eliminating the annual wage notice requirement, the law would … Continue reading

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Vermont Releases Updated Minimum Wage Notice and New Safety Records Posting

Minimum Wage Increase Vermont has released two important posting requirements for Vermont employers.  The first is the State’s Minimum Wage Notice which implements the minimum wage increases passed by the legislature and signed into law last June. The new law … Continue reading

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Arizona Minimum Wage Increase for 2015

Starting January 1, 2015, Arizonans will be seeing an increase to their minimum wage rate. As calculated by the Industrial Commission of Arizona, the minimum wage rate will increase to $8.05 per hour. For tipped employees, an employer may pay … Continue reading

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Federal Affordable Care Act Employer Compliance Tools and Web Wizard

Compliance with the regulations and requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA” or “ACA”) is complicated, particularly for small businesses. Fortunately, the federal government has a simple, one-stop Health Care Changes website to provide employers of all … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Department of Labor Joins U.S. Department of Labor Misclassification Initiative

The U.S. Department of Labor and New Hampshire Department of Labor have signed an agreement to protect workers’ rights by focusing on the misclassification of employees. Under this agreement, both government agencies will share information to ensure law compliance, and … Continue reading

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