New York’s Paid Sick Leave Law Takes Effect

Employees in the city of New York are now earning a full week of paid sick leave annually. Under a new law that went into effect on April 1, companies with five or more employees must provide employees up to … Continue reading

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Mandatory Updates to Maine and Missouri Labor Law Posters

Some state and federal laws (statutes and regulations) require posters or notices to be posted in the workplace. Where there are mandatory-to-post requirements employers must conspicuously display the notices in accessible areas, such as employee break rooms or common gathering … Continue reading

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Mandatory Updates to New Hampshire Whistleblowers’ Protection Notice

There are mandatory changes to the State of New Hampshire Whistleblowers’ Protection Act Notice. These changes affect employee rights. Specifically, an employer cannot discharge, threaten, or discriminate against any public or private employee for reporting or causing a report to … Continue reading

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Austin Texas No Smoking Law Requires Workplace Signs and Written Notice

The city of Austin, TX Smoking Ordinance prohibits smoking in the enclosed areas of most public places and workplaces, and within 15 feet of an entrance or openable window of an enclosed area in which smoking is prohibited. The Ordinance … Continue reading

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Landmark Minimum Wage Increase on the Horizon for Minnesotan’s

Minnesota’s governor has signed legislation raising the state’s minimum wage to $9.50 by 2016. This is a landmark increase because it has been a whooping 9+ years since the last increase in 2005. Currently, the minimum wage sits at $5.25 … Continue reading

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New Mexico Overtime Exemptions and Wage Claim Preference

New Mexico has updated the mandatory state Minimum Wage Act poster to reflect changes in coverage and enforcement provisions. The posting now references the exclusion of workers in agriculture and certain airline employees from overtime pay requirements. The posting also … Continue reading

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City of Philadelphia Pregnancy Accommodation Rights Law

Effective April 20, 2014, all employers in the City of Philadelphia are required to provide written notice of the recently enacted Pregnancy Accommodation Rights Law. This notice must be provided to new employees at commencement of employment.  Ideally, the notice … Continue reading

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Mandatory Changes to Arizona Labor Law Poster

Recently, the Arizona Department of Economic Security released an updated Unemployment Insurance Notice. Per an official at the agency, the changes are mandatory in nature and represent important information employees need to know. One of the most notable changes is … Continue reading

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Join OSHA in the National Pledge for Fall Prevention Safety in Construction

On June 2nd through the 6th OSHA encourages a “stand-down” for fall prevention to raise awareness among employers and workers about the hazards associated with falls while on the job. It should come as no surprise the national pledge is … Continue reading

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EEOC Fines for Failing to Post Labor Law Notices to Increase in April

Effective April 18, 2014, the fine for failing to post notices required under certain federal laws will increase from $110 to $210 per violation.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) made the announcement in the March 19, 2014 Federal Register. … Continue reading

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