Updated Minimum Wage in the Wings for Missouri

November 3rd, 2017
Missouri’s minimum wage is subject to an annual adjustment every January 1 based on inflation, but the Department of Labor in the “Show-Me State” has not yet announced the minimum wage rates for 2018. Requirements of the Minimum Wage Law The state’s minimum wage may increase or decrease on January 1, 2018. This is dependent on the rise and fall of the cost of living as measured by the Consumer Price Index. However, Missouri’s […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 4:52 pm

New Pregnancy Accommodation Law for Vermont

November 3rd, 2017
In May of 2017, Vermont’s governor signed a new law, An Act Relating to Accommodations for Pregnant Employees, which goes into effect on January 1, 2018. The law includes a workplace posting requirement. No pregnant pause here—details of this law are outlined below. What Employers & Employees Need to Know Under the law, an employer is required to provide a reasonable accommodation for an employee’s pregnancy-related condition—unless this would impose an undue hardship on […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 2:03 pm

Annual Minimum Wage Adjustment for New Jersey

November 2nd, 2017
Every January 1, New Jersey’s minimum wage rate is subject to an adjustment based on inflation, and the state’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development issues an updated Wage and Hour Law Abstract. Details of the Wage and Hour Law Minimum Wage Effective January 1, 2018, the minimum wage rate in New Jersey will increase from $8.44 to $8.60 per hour. Minimum Wage Exemptions Employees who are exempt from New Jersey’s minimum wage include […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 12:15 pm

Changes Happening in the State of Washington—Updated Poster on Watch!

November 1st, 2017
As we reported this time last year, based on the approval of Initiative 1433 in the November 2016 election, the minimum wage in the State of Washington will increase every January 1 through 2020, with annual adjustments for inflation thereafter. The next increase occurs on January 1, 2018. Initiative 1433 also included a new Paid Sick Leave (PSL) law, which will go into effect on January 1, 2018. According to Washington’s Department of Labor […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 11:02 am

Minimum Wage on the Rise in Rhode Island

November 1st, 2017
In early August 2017, the Governor of Rhode Island signed a state budget that includes a minimum wage increase over the next two years. The first increase will take effect January 1, 2018, followed by another increase in 2019. Several minimum wage bills were introduced in 2017, some of which outlined higher minimum wage rates than what was approved in the state budget, as well as future increases based on inflation. However, none of […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 10:54 am

Maine’s Minimum Wage Set to Increase January 1, 2018

November 1st, 2017
On January 1, 2018, the “Maine” event for employees in the state will be another increase in the minimum wage. As 2017 draws to a close, our Research Department will be watching closely for the updated poster. Minimum Wage Requirements Annual Increases Maine’s minimum wage will increase to $10.00 per hour on January 1, 2018, followed by another annual increase of $1.00 in 2019, until the wage reaches $12.00 on January 1, 2020. Tip […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 10:42 am

Minimum Wage Increase for Employees in New York State

October 31st, 2017
On December 31, 2017, the minimum wage in New York will increase once again by varying amounts, depending on an employer’s location. The state provides different wage rates for the following regions: New York City, Long Island & Westchester County, and the remainder of the state, which is referred to as Greater New York State. You can rest assured that we’ll be watching for the state’s updated minimum wage poster as 2017 draws to […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 4:46 pm

Federal Contractor Poster Soon to Be Updated

October 31st, 2017
Effective January 1, 2018, the minimum wage for federal contractors will be going up, and we are on the lookout for the updated poster. The federal contractor minimum wage is subject to an annual adjustment for inflation every January 1, based on Executive Order 13658. This adjustment is determined by the Secretary of Labor and announced in the Federal Register every September, 90 days prior to the effective date. Federal Contractor Minimum Wage The […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 4:11 pm

On the Lookout for Colorado’s 2018 Minimum Wage Poster

October 31st, 2017
Things are looking up for employees in the “mile-high” state, who will soon see a minimum wage increase effective January 1, 2018. Colorado’s minimum wage law calls for increases of $1.00 every January 1, until the wage rate reaches $12.00 in 2020. Thereafter, annual adjustments will be based on the cost of living. Details of the Minimum Wage Update On January 1, 2018, Colorado’s minimum wage will increase to $10.20 per hour for all […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 3:57 pm

Minimum Wage Increase for Arizona On the Horizon

October 31st, 2017
As of January 1, 2018, Arizona’s minimum wage will once again be on the rise, based on The Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act, which went into effect in November 2016. Details of the Pending Update Minimum Wage Rate The minimum wage rate in Arizona will increase to $10.50 per hour, effective January 1, 2018. This will be followed by annual adjustments through January 1, 2020. Thereafter, annual increases will be based on the […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 3:53 pm

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