Colorado Issues New Unemployment Insurance Notice

Colorado’s Department of Labor and Employment has issued a new unemployment insurance notice (Notice to Workers). The notice has undergone several changes, which we’ve outlined below. What’s New in Colorado? Proper Classification of Workers Based on an update to Colorado’s Employment Security Act, workers now have the right to be properly classified as employees or independent contractors. Improper classification (also called misclassification) of employees as independent contractors can cause problems

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Minimum Wage Increase Coming Soon to Alameda, CA

On October 2, 2018, the Alameda City Council passed a new Minimum Wage Ordinance calling for stepped minimum wage increases to $15.00 per hour. The new Minimum Wage notice is now available and must be posted in the top 5 languages spoken by residents of the city, as determined by the City Manager. These languages are currently English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Details of Alameda’s Minimum Wage Ordinance Minimum

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Kentucky Pregnant Workers Act Added to Equal Employment Notice

A couple of months ago we issued updates to three labor law notices on our Kentucky poster, and now we’re off to the races again! The Commission on Human Rights has just added information on the new Kentucky Pregnant Workers Act to the Equal Employment Opportunity notice. The Act goes into effect on June 27, 2019. In addition to posting the notice by the law’s effective date, employers are required

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Lactation Accommodations in New York City Workplaces

In November 2018, New York City (NYC) passed two laws that require employers to provide lactation accommodations to employees who request them. The NYC Commission on Human Rights (CHR) recently released guidance on these accommodations, as well as resources related to the laws. It is important to note that the laws do not have a posting requirement; however, employers must abide by certain other requirements, some of which we’ve outlined

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Corporate Solutions for Corporate Compliance

Owning your own business can be a delight; the freedom, the challenge, the sense of personal achievement. Watching your fledgling company grow and spill out of your home office and into its very own office space can be the most exciting part. But with greater size, greater problems arise… which can be especially true when it comes to labor law compliance. Keep reading to learn more about the perils of

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New Minimum Wage Ordinance for Fremont, CA

On February 5, 2019, the Fremont City Council approved the new Fremont Minimum Wage Ordinance, which will increase the city’s minimum wage to $15.00 per hour two years earlier than the state law. Requirements of the Minimum Wage Ordinance The minimum wage requirements apply to all employees who perform work within the City of Fremont, including part-time and full-time workers. Employers should note that tips may not be counted toward

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New York State Updates Election Law—More Time Off to Vote

New York State’s Election Law was recently updated to give employees additional time off to vote. Employers in New York must abide by the new requirements and also post the new Time Off to Vote notice, which has a revision date of 4/12/2019. Our updated New York State Poster will soon be heading out to customers in The Empire State. In the meantime, we’ve provided some information on changes to

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Minimum Wage Increase July 1 for Santa Monica, CA

Effective July 1, 2019, employers in the City of Santa Monica are subject to a minimum wage increase. Under Santa Monica’s Minimum Wage Ordinance, employers are required to pay all employees—including temporary and part-time workers—who perform at least 2 hours of work in a workweek within the geographic limits of the city a new minimum wage rate based on employer size. New Minimum Wage Rates as of July 1, 2019

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New Jersey Updates Family Leave Notices

We’ve been anxiously awaiting updates to New Jersey’s Family Leave Act and Family Leave Insurance notices, and we are pleased to report that they are now available. Both notices have April 2019 revision dates. Keep reading to get all the scoop on employer responsibilities and new benefits for employees. New Provisions of the Family Leave Act Beginning June 30, 2019, employers who have at least 30 employees must provide family

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July 1, 2019 Minimum Wage Increase for Pasadena, CA

Employers in the City of Pasadena are subject to a minimum wage increase effective July 1, 2019. Pasadena’s Minimum Wage Ordinance calls for yearly July 1 increases based on employer size, until the wage rate reaches $15.00 per hour. The city’s minimum wage requirement applies to both adult and minor employees who work 2 or more hours per week in Pasadena. Details of the 2019 Minimum Wage Update Minimum Wage

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