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Important Changes to Washington’s Job Safety and Health Poster

Several changes to the mandatory WA Job Safety and Health poster, dated 9/15, mean that it is time to update your Washington state labor law poster. Summary of the Changes First, similar to the recent MI OSHA change, there is a new requirement to notify the Washington Department of Labor & Industries Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) within 24 hours of any work-related non-hospitalized amputation or loss of

Maryland Updates Safety & Health Poster; New MD Labor Law Poster Required

Maryland’s Occupational Safety & Health Department has updated its required workplace notice with new contact information. Employees are now directed to consult MOSH Training & Education instead of the Department of Labor and Industry. The new notice has no revision date, but the state has informed us that this is a mandatory change. We are currently updating our Maryland labor law poster with this latest change.  For more information about

Iowa Job Safety and Health, Minimum Wage Posters Updated

The Iowa Job Safety and Health poster has been rewritten with new information for both employers and employees, while the state’s Minimum Wage poster has been updated with specific dollar amounts for certain types of employment The mandatory Job Safety and Health poster issued by Iowa Workforce Development now states that employees have the right to copies of their medical records or records of their exposure to toxic and harmful

Digital Labor Law Posters?

Federal, state, and local laws require employers to post labor law posters in the workplace. The required federal posters include those covering the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, Equal Employment Opportunity, Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act, and Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. On top of that, businesses may have additional posters specific to their state, city, or county—plus posters

Breaks and Meals by State

Know your state requirements State Break Requirements Meal Requirements Information Alabama Not Required for employees 16 or older. Employees age 14–15 require an unpaid 30-minute meal/rest break if working 5 continuous hours. Not Required for employees 16 or older. Employees age 14–15 require an unpaid 30-minute meal/rest break if working 5 continuous hours. Federal Law Applies: Breaks lasting less than 20 minutes are required to be paid and are

Workplace Tools & Safety

Are you providing your employees with the right tools and safety procedures at work? No matter which industry your company falls into—whether it’s construction, hospitality, finance, retail, health care, or financial services—it’s important for you to offer your employees the tools they need to do their job. When employees have the right tools, it creates a safer workplace, improves efficiency, and saves money. Increasing Workplace Safety The Occupational Safety

New Safety and Health (OSHA) Penalties for Nevada

Nevada’s Occupational Safety and Health Act provides employees with job safety and health protection throughout the state. To that end, Nevada’s Safety and Health notice has been updated to reflect the 2019 federal OSHA penalties for employer violations of the Act. While the notice was just issued, it has a new revision date of 9/19. Penalties for Employer Violations The “Proposed Penalty” section of the Nevada Safety and Health notice

How the Fair Labor Standards Act—and Its Posting Requirements—Affect Your Business

What Is the Fair Labor Standards Act? The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938 is a federal law that governs important wage and hour standards for U.S. employees. It sets the minimum wage, establishes rules for overtime eligibility, regulates child labor, and determines employer recordkeeping requirements. The law applies to full-time and part-time employees working for private employers as well as federal, state, and local governments. The law also

Labor Laws and Posting Requirements Affecting New York Employers

Under federal laws, as well as the laws of the New York Department of Labor, the Division of Human Rights, and other state agencies, New York employers are required to display certain posters in the workplace to remain in compliance. Employers of certain sizes or in particular industries are subject to additional posting requirements. In this blog, we’ll give you an overview of New York’s labor law posting requirements. We’ll