Labor law poster updates for 2019.

2019 is well under way, and there have already been plenty of labor law poster updates. We’ve compiled a
list of all the changes that have come into effect so far this year. Be sure to check out the list and make sure
your posters are still in compliance. If they’re not, we offer the latest mandatory labor law
notices
on our federal, state, and city/county labor law posters.

 

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

    1. It is the law. An employer who chooses to not post or update mandatory labor law
      notices is in violation of 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. 

 

Below we’ve listed every change that’s happened so far in 2019. For your convenience, we also regularly
update our list of labor law changes to reflect the most recent labor law updates in each state. 

 

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). Additionally, there were 20 cities/counties with
minimum wage updates effective January 1, 2019. Many of these new minimum wage rates are part of stepped increases
over several years, while some are due to brand-new laws. Several cities are increasing their minimum wage to $15.00
or more per hour in 2019. We expect that more localities will follow this stepped-increase trend in the coming
years.

 

Other Labor Law Poster Updates

We are watching for the next wave of minimum wage increases effective July 1, 2019. However, employers
should also be aware of other possible labor law poster updates, such as:

  • Earned/Paid Sick Leave
  • Safety & Health (OSH)
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Unemployment Insurance

 

2019 Labor Law Poster Updates by State

State

Labor Law Update

Effective Date

Alaska1

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

January 1, 2019

Delaware

Minimum Wage

Discrimination

January 1, 2019

January 1, 2019

District of Columbia

Protecting Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

January 2019*

Florida1

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)

February 2019*

February 2019*

February 2019*

Maine

Minimum Wage

Employment Security

January 1, 2019

March 2019*

Massachusetts

Wage & Hour Laws

Paid Family and Medical Leave

January 1, 2019

April 2019*

Michigan

Minimum Wage

Paid Medical Leave Act

March 29, 2019

March 29, 2019

Minnesota1

Minimum Wage

January 1, 2019

Missouri1

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 Jersey1

Minimum Wage

Earned Sick Leave

Family Leave Act

Family Leave Insurance

January 1, 2019

February 2019*

April 2019*

April 2019*

New York

Minimum Wage

Discrimination

Time Off to Vote

December 31, 2018

January 2019*

April 2019*

Ohio1

Minimum Wage

January 1, 2019

Rhode Island

Minimum Wage

Unemployment/Disability Benefits

No Smoking

January 1, 2019

January 2019*

 

April 2019*

South
Dakota
1

Minimum Wage

January 1, 2019

Vermont1

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

January 1, 2019

January 1, 2019

Federal
Contractor
1

Minimum Wage

January 1, 2019

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

1 – Annual minimum wage adjustment January 1

 

2019 Labor Law Poster Updates by City/County

State

City/County

Labor Law Update

Effective Date

Arizona

Flagstaff

Minimum Wage

January 1, 2019

California

Belmont

Minimum Wage

January 1, 2019

 

Cupertino

Minimum Wage

January 1, 2019

 

Daly City

Minimum Wage

February 13, 2019

 

El Cerrito

Minimum Wage

January 1, 2019

 

Fremont

(new poster coming soon)

Minimum Wage

July 1, 2019

 

Los Altos

Minimum Wage

Know Your Rights

January 1, 2019

January 1, 2019

 

Los Angeles (City)

Minimum Wage

July 1, 2019

 

Mountain
View
1

Minimum Wage

January 1, 2019

 

Oakland1

Minimum Wage

January 1, 2019

 

Palo Alto

Minimum Wage

Know Your Rights

January 1, 2019

January 2019*

 

Pasadena

Minimum Wage

July 1, 2019

 

Redwood City

Minimum Wage

January 1, 2019

 

Richmond

Minimum Wage

Know Your Rights

January 1, 2019

January 1, 2019

 

San Diego1

Minimum Wage

January 1, 2019

 

San Francisco

Healthcare Security Ordinance

Minimum Wage

January 2019*

July 1, 2019

 

San Jose

Minimum Wage

January 1, 2019

 

San Mateo

Minimum Wage

January 1, 2019

 

Santa Clara

Minimum Wage

Know Your Rights

Ordinance Basics & Responsibilities

January 1, 2019

January 1, 2019

January 1, 2019

 

Santa Monica

Minimum Wage

July 1, 2019

 

Sunnyvale1

Minimum Wage

Know Your Rights

Ordinance Basics & Responsibilities

January 1, 2019

January 1, 2019

January 1, 2019

Maine

Portland

Minimum Wage

July 1, 2019

New
Mexico

Albuquerque1

Minimum Wage

January 1, 2019

 

Bernalillo
County
1

Minimum Wage

January 1, 2019

 

Las Cruces

Minimum Wage

January 1, 2019

 

Santa Fe

Living Wage

March 1, 2019

Washington

Seattle

Minimum Wage

January 1, 2019

 

Tacoma1

Minimum Wage

January 1, 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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Post updated March 29 2019.