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Labor Law Poster Compliance Updates

Keeping you current on the ever changing labor laws

Final Approval of Illinois’ Pregnancy Accommodation Administrative Rules Expected Soon

Last January 1, IllinoisPregnancy Accommodation Act, also known as the “Pregnancy Fairness Act”, went into effect protecting pregnant workers from employment discrimination and requiring employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees, and job applicants, for conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or medical or common conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth. New administrative rules implementing the Pregnancy Fairness Act are expected to take effect in October. More...

Pennsylvania Urged to Make Decision on Payroll Cards

A court in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania has suggested that a decision by the state’s department of labor can be the “ultimate resolution” to a class action’s legal matter.  In the class action, Siciliano v. Mueller, employees claimed that their employer violated the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law by mandating to receive their payment of wages using a payroll card. More...

Maine Law Protects Employees' Online Privacy

Maine has become the latest state to enact a bill prohibiting employers from accessing employees’ personal social media accounts. Under the new Act (Bill H 640), employers cannot require or coerce an employee or potential employee to disclose his or her password to any of his or her social media accounts. More...

British Columbia Gives Minimum Wage Workers a Boost in Pay

For the first time since 2012, British Columbia, Canada, will raise its general minimum wage rate from $10.25 per hour to $10.45 per hour effective September 15, 2015. The Liquor server minimum wage rate, currently $9.00 per hour, will also increase on September 15 to $9.20 per hour. The September minimum wage rates are included on Compliance Poster Company’s updated British Columbia All-On-One Labor Law Poster. More...

North Dakota Passes Paid Time Off and Pregnancy Discrimination Laws

North Dakota Labor Law PosterThe North Dakota Department of Labor and Human Rights has released a new Minimum Wage and Work Conditions Summary posting. During North Dakota's 2015 legislative session, several labor laws were passed, including two laws that caused major revisions on the Minimum Wage and Work Conditions Summary posting. More...

Executive Order Requiring Federal Contractors to Provide Paid Sick Leave Under Consideration

The White House is considering an Executive Order (“EO”) that would require federal contractors to provide paid sick leave to their employees. The tentative “Executive Order Establishing Paid Sick Leave For Contractors,” if issued, would mandate that federal contractors provide their employees up to 56 hours (the equivalent of 7 days) of paid sick leave per year beginning January 1, 2017. Although the EO is qualified as “pre-decisional and deliberative”, the outlook for the directive is favorable. The President has publicly expressed his support of expanding paid sick leave to cover all workers. More...

North Dakota WSI Offers Free OSHA Training

Committed to making workplaces safe, North Dakota Workforce Safety and Insurance (WSI) and UL PureSafety have joined forces to provide employers and employees with free online safety training. UL PureSafety is an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-authorized online outreach provider that will make it possible for North Dakota individuals to receive valuable information that can be applied at the workplace. More...

OFCCP Fair Treatment, Fair Pay Education and Outreach Poster

The federal Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program (OFCCP) has released a new outreach and education poster, “Opening Doors to Opportunity for All Workers,” which highlights the obligation of employers to treat workers fairly and without discrimination, including paying workers fairly, and the OFCCP’s role in enforcing that agenda. The poster was developed from feedback received from community stakeholders. More...

Rhode Island Enacts Pregnancy Discrimination Bill - Effective Now

Rhode Island Labor Law PosterOn July 2, 2015, Rhode Island passed Bill H 5674, requiring employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related condition. Accommodations may include: More...

CPC Answers – Physical vs. Electronic Posting, What’s the Deal?

In this age digital communication, employers often wonder whether they can avoid physical posting of mandatory labor law notices in the workplace by posting the notices electronically on a company website. Almost always, the answer is no. Electronic posting cannot be used as a substitute for physical posting.

Is physical posting required by law?
The overwhelming majority of municipal, state and federal postings must be physically posted in the workplace. For example, of the five most common federal postings, Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA), only the FMLA may be posted electronically. All others must be physically posted in the workplace. More...