What Are the Legal Requirements for Workday Breaks in Florida?

  Whether an employer permits its employees to have meal breaks and rest breaks is largely within the employer’s discretion. While some states, like California and New York, have strict requirements for employers to provide meal and rest breaks, Florida is not one of them.   In the Sunshine State, there is no requirement for an employer to provide a meal period or rest break to its employees aged 18

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What Are the Legal Requirements for Workday Breaks in Florida?

  Whether an employer permits its employees to have meal breaks and rest breaks is largely within the employer’s discretion. While some states, like California and New York, have strict requirements for employers to provide meal and rest breaks, Florida is not one of them.   In the Sunshine State, there is no requirement for an employer to provide a meal period or rest break to its employees aged 18

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Required Poster Updates for State of California

California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has issued updates to the following notices with new revision dates: Workplace Discrimination & Harassment (November 2019) Transgender Rights in the Workplace (December 2019) Family Care & Medical Leave & Pregnancy Disability Leave (December 2019) Keep reading to find out all the details for employers and employees. Workplace Discrimination & Harassment Effective January 1, 2020, workplace protections related to race now include—but

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Office Relocation — A Morale Success

An office relocation is an important undertaking. that must be carefully planned so the business can flourish in its new environs. If not properly coordinated, the business may flounder in the new space with its staff sitting around trying to adjust after the physical move has happened.   The decisions made during an office move could affect the business’s profitability, so it is far better for productivity and morale to

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Illinois Updates Employees' Rights

  The Illinois Department of Labor (DOL) has issued updates to the Your Rights Under Illinois Employment Laws notice, which has a revision date of 12/19.   MINIMUM WAGE Effective January 1, 2020, the minimum wage in Illinois is $9.25 per hour. The DOL has now provided a chart on the Your Rights notice outlining minimum wage increases through 2025. Employers should note that the next increase for the state

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5 HR Predictions for Labor Law Compliance in 2020

As we embark on a new decade, it’s overwhelming to think about what’s next—especially when our pressing compliance responsibilities continue to grow. That’s why we’ve taken the time to research emerging labor laws and human resources issues, so you can stay on top of the upcoming trends for the new year. Here are 5 trends we expect to be front and center for human resources professionals and compliance teams throughout

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5 Resolutions to Improve Your Labor Law Compliance for 2020

Get your business is in tip-top shape to meet 2020 compliance goals and avoid missing a mandatory labor law notice.   Here are five resolutions that can position your company for a prosperous and legally healthy new year.   Review your policies and procedures. Are all your policies and procedures up to date? Do they reflect your company’s current practices as well as the current state of the law? If

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2020 Minimum Wage Increase for Employees in Missouri

Effective January 1, 2020, Missouri employers must pay their employees the increased minimum wage and tipped wage rates. The state’s minimum wage is set to increase by 85 cents every year through 2023 for all private, non-exempt businesses. The Minimum Wage Law does not apply to public employers. In addition, Missouri’s minimum wage rate may never be lower than the federal minimum wage. NEW MINIMUM WAGE Effective January 1, 2020:

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$15.00 Minimum Wage Coming Soon to Menlo Park, CA

Employees in Menlo Park, California, will soon be getting a minimum wage increase due to the city’s new ordinance.  Effective January 1, 2020, almost all employers in Menlo Park must pay employees who work more than 2 hours per week a minimum wage of $15.00 per hour. However, federal, state, county, and public school district employers are exempt from the requirements of the ordinance. On January 1, 2021, and each January

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Sonoma, CA 2020 Wage Ordinance

On January 1, 2020, employers in Sonoma, California, will be subject to the city’s new Minimum Wage Ordinance. Effective January 1, 2020, Sonoma employers with 26 or more employees must pay a minimum wage of $13.50 per hour. Employers with 25 or fewer employees must pay a minimum wage of $12.50 per hour. Sonoma’s new Minimum Wage notice, which must be posted in both English and Spanish, outlines scheduled minimum

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WARN Act & Layoffs

  Even in the strongest economic times, there’s no assurance that a company won’t have to adjust its workforce. Today, 70 percent of economic experts are forecasting a recession by 2021. This means American businesses must understand the legal implications of having to let go of a portion of their workforce.   To avoid violating federal and state labor laws, a layoff requires more than simply notifying your employees that

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