Wyoming Updates OSHA Penalties—New Labor Law Poster Required

February 7th, 2018
Did you know that Wyoming has the distinction of being the least populated of the 50 states? Plus, it is the first state to give women the right to vote—hence the nickname “The Equality State.” Not sure what this has to do with the recent OSHA changes? Bear with me… Wyoming is also the first state in 2018 to issue an updated OSHA notice that includes increased penalties for health & safety violations based […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 12:54 pm

City & County Minimum Wage Ordinances Leaving State Laws in the Dust

January 29th, 2018
Over the past couple of years, there has been an upsurge in the number of municipalities that have passed minimum wage ordinances with higher rates than the state minimum wage laws. As a result, the number of mandatory city and county labor law posters has increased significantly. As of 2018, a total of 35 cities and/or counties in the following states have instituted minimum wage laws that include a workplace poster requirement: Washington, California, […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 3:34 pm

Labor Law Updates for Hawaii—New Poster Required

January 12th, 2018
Hawaii’s Department of Labor (DOL) just issued a new HIOSH–Safety & Health notice. In addition, an amendment to the state’s Family Leave Law has been added to the Wage & Hour Laws notice. These updated notices will soon appear on our new Hawaii Labor Law Poster, which has a publication date of 1-18. Labor Law Updates in the Aloha State HIOSH–Safety & Health The HIOSH notice, which has a revision date of January 2018 […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 2:12 pm

The Wait Is Over—California Issues Update to Workplace Discrimination Notice

January 9th, 2018
We’ve been anticipating the release of California’s updated Workplace Discrimination and Harassment notice, produced by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). This update is based on the passage of Senate Bill 396, which was approved by Governor Brown in October 2017 and is in effect as of January 1, 2018. We are excited to report that the DFEH released the notice late last week, and we’ve completed all the changes to our […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 11:00 am

Vermont’s Pregnancy Accommodation Poster Is Now Available

January 8th, 2018
A few months ago, we reported on Vermont’s new pregnancy accommodation law—An Act Relating to Accommodations for Pregnant Employees—which went into effect on January 1, 2018. The poster has just been released by the state’s Department of Labor, and we will be sending the updated Vermont poster out to customers very soon. What Employers & Employees Need to Know Under the law, an employer is required to provide a reasonable accommodation for an employee’s […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 10:00 am

New Minimum Wage Rates for Employees in Rhode Island

January 3rd, 2018
Last year (can you believe it’s already 2018?), we reported that Rhode Island’s minimum wage would be increasing on January 1, 2018 and that the rate would increase again in January of 2019. Rhode Island’s Department of Labor and Training (DLT) has just released the updated 2018 Minimum Wage notice, along with the state’s other required workplace notices, which include two additional laws. All the notices on the poster have a revision date of […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 5:10 pm

Colorado Releases 2018 Minimum Wage Poster

December 28th, 2017
As we reported a few weeks ago, employees in Colorado will receive a minimum wage increase effective January 1, 2018. We are pleased to report that Colorado’s Department of Labor and Employment just released the new minimum wage notice: Colorado Minimum Wage Order 34. We are currently working to get our updated Colorado poster out to clients as soon as possible. Details of the Minimum Wage Update On January 1, 2018, Colorado’s minimum wage […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 11:05 am

New Law for North Carolina—Poster Coming Soon

December 19th, 2017
North Carolina’s Department of Labor (DOL) just updated its Wage and Hour poster, which has a revision date of 11/17. The poster includes a new section, Employee Classification, and an update to the Right-to-Work information. The DOL has also added icons to reflect that people can follow the department on social media. Changes to Wage and Hour Laws New Employee Classification Law Based on the passage of the Employee Fair Classification Act, which goes […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 4:25 pm

Missouri’s Minimum Wage Notice Just Released

December 18th, 2017
Effective January 1, 2018, employers in the “Show-Me-State” must pay employees subject to the minimum wage an increased rate, which has just been released by the state’s Division of Labor Standards (DLS). Details of Missouri’s Minimum Wage Law Yearly Minimum Wage Adjustment Missouri’s minimum wage is measured by the Consumer Price Index, which means that it may increase or decrease, based on fluctuations in the cost of living, every January 1. However, Missouri’s minimum […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 12:09 pm

Minimum Wage and OSHA Updates for Alaska

December 15th, 2017
A few weeks ago, we reported that Alaska’s minimum wage is going up as of January 1, 2018. The state’s Wage and Hour Act notice has just been released, along with an update to the Safety and Health Protection on the Job (AKOSH) notice. Updates to Wage and Hour Act Notice Effective January 1, 2018, the minimum wage rate in Alaska will be $9.84 per hour for nearly all employees in the state. The […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 10:42 am

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