Minimum Wage and Unemployment: New Updates for New Jersey

The New Jersey Department of Labor has issued updates to the Minimum Wage and Unemployment notices due to new requirements of the laws. Both notices have a publication date of 6/19. What’s Changed for Minimum Wage? Details of the Minimum Wage Law New Jersey passed a new minimum wage law, effective July 1, 2019, with stepped increases over several years until the wage reaches $15.00. The intent of the law

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How to Comply With Employment Laws: 6 Key Areas for Your Next HR Audit

It takes a lot more today to comply with the complex web of federal, state, and local employment laws than writing a policy and dropping it into an employee handbook. Human resources (HR) professionals need to constantly stay aware of the changes in the law, as well as run a regular audit to check their compliance so they can help protect their company. Here’s an HR Compliance checklist consisting of

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Michigan Updates Unemployment Compensation Notice

An update to Michigan’s Unemployment Compensation notice has been issued by the Department of Talent and Economic Development. While the notice was released in June, it has a revision date of March 2019. New and Existing Info on Filing for Unemployment Benefits Some of the instructions on how to get unemployment benefits have changed. The updated notice now states that employees must do the following: File claims online, by phone,

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Labor Law Poster Updates in 2019

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: It’s the law. An employer who chooses to not post or update

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Update to Paid Family and Medical Leave Law in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave has issued an update to the Paid Family and Medical Leave notice, which must be posted by employers in the Bay State. The update pertains to the date on which payroll contributions will begin. These changes go into effect on July 1, 2019. Under the law, covered individuals are eligible for a maximum of 26 weeks of combined paid family and medical leave

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Minimum Wage Changes for State of Maryland

Those folks at Maryland’s Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR) are keeping us busy! In May, they issued new requirements related to the employment of minors. Now the DLLR has issued a second version of the Minimum Wage notice that reflects minimum wage rates through January 1, 2021, and new information about seasonal amusement and recreational establishments. The updated notice has a revision date of 6/2019. Current & Future

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Minimum Wage on the Rise in Chicago and Cook County, IL

The City of Chicago and Cook County have released Minimum Wage notices that reflect new wage rates effective July 1, 2019. What’s Changing in Chicago and Cook County? New Minimum Wage & Tipped Wage Rates Effective July 1, 2019: In Chicago, the minimum wage increases to $13.00 per hour and the tipped wage increases to $6.40 per hour. In Cook County, the minimum wage increases to $12.00 per hour and

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Minimum Wage Updates for Montgomery Co. & Prince George's Co., MD

As of July 1, 2019, employers in Montgomery County are subject to a minimum wage increase. The updated Minimum Wage notice, which now has a revision date of 6/2019 (previously 5/2019), includes wage rates for 2019 and 2020 based on the size of an employer’s business. While the minimum wage in Prince George’s County won’t be increasing until January 1, 2021, new information has been added to the Minimum Wage

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Earned Sick Leave Law in Westchester County, NY

As of April 10, 2019, certain employers in Westchester County must comply with the new Earned Sick Leave Law. The Earned Sick Leave (ESL) notice states that employers with 5 or more employees in Westchester County must provide paid sick leave. Need-to-Know Info for Employers and Employees Who Is Covered Under the Law? The Earned Sick Leave Law applies to all full-time and part-time employees who work more than 80

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Midyear FAQs

It’s hard to believe, but we’re already halfway through 2019. We get a lot of questions at this time of year, so here we’ve answered the most common ones. Q: I purchased new posters in January, do I really need to update now? It is a common misconception that employers need to purchase new posters for each calendar year. Though many states pass new labor laws and have minimum wage

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