California Meal Periods and Rest Breaks

It’s important for California employers to understand California labor laws governing meal periods and rest breaks. Otherwise, they may find themselves subject to significant amounts of litigation as well as financial risk from legal penalties. Here is a summary of what California law requires when it comes to employee meal periods and rest breaks.   Meal Periods Under California Law Hourly, nonexempt employees in California are entitled to at least

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Labor Laws and Posting Requirements Affecting New York Employers

Under federal laws, as well as the laws of the New York Department of Labor, the Division of Human Rights, and other state agencies, New York employers are required to display certain posters in the workplace to remain in compliance. Employers of certain sizes or in particular industries are subject to additional posting requirements. In this blog, we’ll give you an overview of New York’s labor law posting requirements. We’ll

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Employment Discrimination Update for New Hampshire

What’s Changing in the Granite State? After a 2-year hiatus, we have a labor law update for the State of New Hampshire. We’ve been waiting for the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights to update the Employment Discrimination notice to include “gender identity”. This change is based on an amendment to the state’s Law Against Discrimination that went into effect on July 8, 2018. Our contact at the Commission assured

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Child Labor Law Requirements in New Jersey

New Jersey’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development recently updated the Child Labor Law Abstract notice with new requirements for certain working minors. While the notice was issued in August, it has a publication date of 7/19. Updates to Labor Law for Minors Federal Minimum Wage Requirement The notice now states that New Jersey employers who are subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) must pay the federal minimum

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The Life of a Poster

Have you ever been curious to know what goes into creating a labor law poster? If yes, then you’re in for a good read. In this blog, we provide a “behind the scenes” view of the life of a poster, covering the process the labor law posters go through before inevitably being shipped to your business and then posted on the wall in your workplace.   While what we do

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Labor Law and Mandatory Workplace Postings in Florida

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and other state agencies require Florida employers to comply with various federal and state labor laws. These labor laws require all Florida employers to conspicuously post several specific notices. Employers of certain sizes or in particular industries may be subject to additional labor law posting requirements.    To get a handle on the posting requirements, let’s start with some of the federal labor

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Leave Rights for Pregnant Employees in California

California’s Your Rights and Obligations as a Pregnant Employee notice has been updated by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). The notice, which outlines additional information for pregnant employees under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and the New Parent Leave Act (NPLA), has a new revision date of August 2019. New Details for CFRA Leave The Your Rights and Obligations as a Pregnant Employee notice now states

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Labor Laws and Mandatory Workplace Postings in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Administrative Services (DAS), Department of Job and Family Services (DJFS), and other agencies require Ohio employers to comply with various federal and state labor laws. Under these laws, all Ohio employers must conspicuously post several notices. To remain in compliance, Ohio employers of certain sizes or in particular industries may be subject to additional posting requirements.   For a better understanding of Ohio’s posting requirements, let’s

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Texas Labor Laws and Mandatory Workplace Posters

Employers in Texas are governed by federal labor laws and state labor laws enforced by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and various other agencies. According to the TWC’s official website, “all Texas employers must display posters containing information on the Workers’ Compensation Program, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act.” In addition,

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Virginia Updates Safety & Health Penalties

Just like this time last year, Virginia’s Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) has updated the Job Safety & Health Protection (VOSH) notice, which has a new revision date of August 2019. The updated notice is available in both English and Spanish. What’s Changing for Safety & Health? New Penalty Amounts for Employer Violations The Proposed Penalty section of the VOSH notice has been updated to reflect federal OSHA penalty

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