We’re halfway through 2019, and there have been plenty of labor law updates this year! We’ve compiled a list of all the changes that have come into effect so far. Be sure to take a look below and make sure your posters are still in compliance.

 

Keeping your labor law posters in compliance is important for two reasons:

    1. It’s the law. An employer who chooses to not post or update mandatory labor law notices is breaking the law. Violators can be fined for noncompliance or may even face a lawsuit brought on by a disgruntled employee.
    2. It shows integrity. Your employees will see that you value them and recognize their rights in the workplace. 

 

If your posters are not up to date, visit our federal, state, and city/county pages to shop the latest mandatory labor law posters, or check out our 1-Year Compliance and City/County 1-Year plans to keep your business in compliance for a full 12 months.

 

Minimum Wage

There were 20 confirmed updates to state minimum wage laws effective on, or by, January 1, 2019 (New York’s minimum wage increase was effective December 31, 2018). There were 20 county and city minimum wage updates effective January 1, 2019. Since then, there have been 25 confirmed updates to state and city/county minimum wage laws. Additionally, several cities are increasing their minimum wage to $15.00 per hour or more in 2019. Many of these new minimum wage rates are part of stepped increases over several years, a trend we expect to continue in the future.

 

Other Labor Law Poster Updates

We’re always watching for the next wave of minimum wage increases, but we also monitor other potential labor law poster updates. Below are just some examples of possible changes.
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  • Earned/Paid Sick Leave
  • Safety & Health (OSH)
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Unemployment Insurance

 

These changes can happen at any time, and it’s easy to fall out of compliance. That’s why we offer the 1-Year Compliance plan. We will keep you in compliance by sending you updated posters whenever there is a mandatory change to your labor law posters, all at no extra cost.

 

2019 Labor Law Poster Updates by State

State

Labor Law Update

Effective Date

Alaska

Minimum Wage

AKOSH (Safety & Health)

January 1, 2019

November 2018*

Arizona

Minimum Wage

January 1, 2019

Arkansas

Minimum Wage

January 1, 2019

California

Workplace Discrimination

Minimum Wage

CFRA Leave

January 2019*

January 1, 2019

March 2019*

Colorado

Minimum Wage

Unemployment Insurance

January 1, 2019

May 2019*

Delaware

Minimum Wage

Discrimination

January 1, 2019

January 1, 2019

District of Columbia

Protecting Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

January 2019*

Florida

Minimum Wage

Workers’ Compensation

January 1, 2019

March 2019*

Illinois

Your Rights Under ISERRA

Discrimination & Sexual Harassment

October 2018*

October 2018*

Indiana

Teen Work Hour Restrictions

March 2019*

Kentucky

Wage & Hour

Wage Discrimination

Safety & Health (OSH)

Equal Employment Opportunity

February 2019*

February 2019*

February 2019*

June 2019

Maine

Minimum Wage

Employment Security

January 1, 2019

March 2019*

Maryland

Minor Fact Sheet

Minimum Wage

March 2019

May 2019

Massachusetts

Wage & Hour Laws

Paid Family and Medical Leave

January 1, 2019

October 1, 2019

Michigan

Minimum Wage

Paid Medical Leave Act

Unemployment Compensation

March 29, 2019

March 29, 2019

March 2019

Minnesota

Minimum Wage

January 1, 2019

Missouri

Minimum Wage

January 1, 2019

Nevada

2019 Annual Minimum Wage

2019 Annual Daily Overtime

Workers’ Compensation

April 1, 2019

April 1, 2019

April 2019*

New Jersey

Minimum Wage

Earned Sick Leave

Family Leave Act

Family Leave Insurance

Wage & Hour Law Abstract

Unemployment & Temporary Disability

January 1, 2019

February 2019*

April 2019*

April 2019*

July 1, 2019

June 2019

New York

Minimum Wage

Discrimination

Time Off to Vote

December 31, 2018

January 2019*

April 2019*

Ohio

Minimum Wage

January 1, 2019

Oregon

Minimum Wage

July 1, 2019

Rhode Island

Minimum Wage

Unemployment/Disability Benefits

No Smoking

January 1, 2019

January 2019*

April 2019*

South Dakota

Minimum Wage

 

January 1, 2019

Vermont

Minimum Wage

January 1, 2019

Virginia

Earned Income Tax Credit

VOSH (Safety & Health)

February 1, 2019

January 2019*

Washington

Minimum Wage

Self-Insured Workers’ Compensation

Your Rights as a Worker

January 1, 2019

January 1, 2019

April 2019

Federal Contractor1

Minimum Wage

National Labor Relations Act

January 1, 2019

June 2019*

*Date notice was issued; there is no effective date provided in the law.

1 – Annual minimum wage adjustment January 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Order Your 2019 Labor Law Poster Today!

Keeping up with labor law posting requirements can be challenging for a busy employer. Poster Compliance Center offers the following solutions to help you stay on top of mandatory changes to your labor law posters: 

  • The City/County Poster 1-Year Update Plan includes local notices issued by your city or county, plus complimentary updates with free shipping for 12 months.
  • The 1-Year Compliance Plan includes mandatory state and federal posters, plus complimentary updates with free shipping for 12 months. This annual subscription also comes with a $25,000 poster violation warranty, which protects your business from paying the fines if our posters are ever out of compliance. Learn more here.

 

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Post updated July 2, 2019.