2014 Minimum Wage Increase for Prince Edward Island Canada

The minimum wage in Prince Edward Island (PEI) Canada will increase twice in 2014. The first increase takes place on June 1 with an increase to $10.20 per hour. Then the rate increases again on October 1 by 15 cents … Continue reading

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Vermont Updates VOSHA Labor Law Poster

Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Administration (VOSHA) has released an updated “Job Safety and Health Protection on the Job” posting. The posting is formatted to look similar to the familiar, full-color federal OSHA Job Safety and Health Protection on the … Continue reading

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Minimum Wage Rate on the Rise for Quebec Canada

Minimum Wage Rate on the Rise for Quebec Canada Effective May 1, 2014 Quebec’s minimum wage increases by 20 cents for general and clothing industries and by 15 cents for tipped employees. This increase will bring general and clothing industry … Continue reading

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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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