Eugene, OR Releases Proposed Paid Sick Leave Rules

On July 1, 2015, employees that work in the city of Eugene, Oregon will start earning a new benefit – paid sick leave. A proposed rule released earlier this month by the city of Eugene suggests how the paid sick … Continue reading

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Procedural Change to Tennessee’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Posting

Tennessee employers must now add a new procedure to comply with the Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Law. Upon a workplace injury, employers must provide the injured employee with an Agreement between Employer/Employee Choice of Physician (Form C-42). The form must include … Continue reading

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Sunnyvale Included Among California’s Municipal Minimum Wage Increases

Sunnyvale, CA joins several other Northern California communities in adopting a minimum wage rate that is higher than California’s $9.00 per hour minimum wage rate. Effective January 1, 2015, Sunnyvale’s minimum wage rate is $10.30 per hour.  Beginning on January … Continue reading

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New York Wage Theft Prevention Act Amended

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed Bill A 08106 on December 29, 2014, amending the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act. As shared in our July 1, 2014 CPC blog, the new law eliminates employer’s annual wage notice requirement. … Continue reading

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February 1, 2015 – Time to Post Annual OSHA Form 300A

Each year, employers subject to federal OSHA recordkeeping rules, or comparable provisions of OSHA-approved state job safety and health programs, are required to post in the workplace a summary of work-related injuries and illnesses for the previous year. OSHA Form … Continue reading

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New Massachusetts Parental Leave

On Wednesday, January 7, 2015, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed the Parental Leave Bill. The new law amends the Maternity Leave Act by extending the eight weeks of job-protected leave for the adoption or birth of a child to a … Continue reading

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Alaska Minimum Wage Increase Effective February 24

As previously shared in our CPC blog, Alaska voters approved proposal to increase their state’s minimum wage rate on Election Day. The measure called for a January 1, 2015 increase, but in accordance with the Alaska Constitution, an initiated law … Continue reading

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California Makes Major Changes to Mandatory Workplace Posters; New Poster Required

New California labor laws went into effect on January 1, 2015, giving employees greater protections and rights and imposing new responsibilities on employers. Each law carries a workplace posting requirement applicable to all California employers. Paid Sick Leave The Healthy … Continue reading

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Florida Department of Revenue Joins U.S. Department of Labor Misclassification Initiative

Florida is the latest state to join the U.S. Department of Labor’s Misclassification Initiative developed to reduce and prevent the practice of misclassification of employees. Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New York, … Continue reading

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San Francisco’s “Retail Workers Bill of Rights” Imposes Stable Work Schedule Responsibilities on Retail Employers

Starting July 3, 2015, San Francisco retail employers will have extra responsibilities to employees. The city has adopted the “Retail Workers Bill of Rights” which is intended to ensure that retail employees have more predictable and stable work schedules, that … Continue reading

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