Employer Requirements Under the San Francisco California Commuter Benefits Program

Effective September 30, 2014 employers with 50 or more employees in the San Francisco Bay Area counties must comply with the Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program (CBP).  Under the CBP, covered employers must select at least one of four commuter … Continue reading

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Executive Order Amends Nondiscrimination Rules to Cover LGBT Workers

President Obama recently issued an Executive Order that protects federal employees and employees of federal contractors from discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.  Specifically, the President’s July 21, 2014 Executive Order adds the terms … Continue reading

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OSHA Releases Best Practices Document for Protecting Temporary Workers

The US DOL’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have partnered to release best practices for staffing agencies to better protect temporary workers from job hazards. Staffing agencies and host … Continue reading

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Policy on Mental Disabilities and Addictions Released by Ontario’s Human Rights Commission

The recently released Policy on Mental Disabilities and Addictions addresses longstanding discrimination, stigmatization and social exclusion this group experiences in Ontario Canada. The Ontario Human Rights Code protects individuals with mental health disabilities and addictions from discrimination and harassment under … Continue reading

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Federal Contractors VETS 100 Reporting Requirements to Change

Federal contractors and subcontractors covered under Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (“VEVRAA”), are required to report annually their affirmative action efforts in employing veterans on forms VETS-100 or VETS 100-A.  That may soon change.  Last … Continue reading

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Alberta, Canada Minimum Wage Rate Increases Sept. 1

This year, Alberta employers and their employees will see several important changes to the Alberta All-On-One™ Labor Law Poster.  Specifically, the poster has been updated reflect that: the provincial minimum wage rate will increase 25 cents per hour to $10.20 … Continue reading

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San Diego City Council Adopts Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance

San Diego’s City Council has successfully overridden the mayor’s veto of a Earned Sick Leave & Minimum Wage Ordinance (#20390). It is scheduled to take effect January 1, 2015. The Ordinance imposes several requirements for employers: paying a minimum wage … Continue reading

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Illinois Enacts Law Authorizing Payroll Debit Cards

Payment of wages by payroll debit card is a growing trend. Now Illinois has amended state law to expressly sanction employers’ use of payroll debit cards to pay employees’ wages.  Under the prior version of the law, employers were required … Continue reading

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Raising the Minimum Wage

A petition initiative to increase Nebraska’s minimum wage has cleared the necessary hurdles to be voted on during the general election in November 2014. Ballot initiatives give voters the opportunity to send clear signals to lawmakers regarding issues important to … Continue reading

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DOL Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Federal Contractor Pay Reporting Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is inviting the public to comment on a newly proposed rule that would require federal contractors and subcontractors to submit an annual “Equal Pay Report” on employee compensation to the Office of Federal Contract … Continue reading

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