Equal Employment/ GINA Change - New Federal Labor Law Poster Required

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) was signed into law in May, 2008.  However Title II — which protects applicants and employees from genetic discrimination — will finally go into effect Nov. 21, 2009. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a revised “Equal Employment Opportunity Is the Law” poster on Oct. 22, including new information about GINA (Title II).  This is a mandatory change for employers

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Maine Updates State Labor Law Posters with 3 New Laws

Those who find themselves out of work and nursing mothers have been given additional protections now included on a revised labor law poster issued by the Maine Department of Labor. These changes are found on the Maine Regulation of Employment poster. A new minimum wage protection for employees has also been added to the Maine Minimum Wage poster, stating that employers may not discriminate against them for discussing their wages

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Alabama Changes Child Labor Laws and Updates Poster

Child labor laws have been getting lots of attention all across the country, and Alabama is no exception.   The 2009 Alabama Child Labor Reform Act was signed into law by Governor Bob Riley in May.   New regulations went into effect on August 4, and the 2009 version of the Alabama Child Labor Law poster is now required.  The most significant change in the law is a transfer of the permit

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Mississippi Offers Unemployment Assistance in Workplace Poster

With unemployment being one of the major concerns in these tough economic times, Mississippi has made it easier for those who find themselves out of work to apply for unemployment insurance benefits and look for a new job.  Anyone looking for work can now apply for unemployment benefits online at a site provided by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.  They will also be able to get help in finding

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Will There be a New Poster for the New Mexico Domestic Abuse Leave Law?

Q:  There is a new New Mexico Domestic Violence Leave Law that requires employers to give leave to victims of domestic abuse.  Will a new state labor law poster be required for this law?  A:  A new domestic violence leave law for New Mexico went into effect July 1.  The  New Mexico Minimum Wage Act poster will be updated with this information in the near future, according to the New Mexico

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Is There a New Poster for the Connecticut FMLA?

Q:  I just heard about the new Connecticut Family Medical Leave Act (in effect as of June).  Are there any posting requirements for this new law?   A:  The Connecticut Family Medical Leave Act (CT FMLA) was amended as of May 2009, but according to the Connecticut Department of Labor there is no poster requirement for this law and there will be no new Connecticut Labor Law poster.

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Is There a New Labor Law Poster Requirement for the Oregon Military Family Leave Law?

Q:  I just heard about the new Oregon Military Family Leave Law (in effect as of June).  Are there any posting requirements for this new law?   A:  According to the Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries, the Oregon Family Leave Act poster will be updated with new information about the Oregon Military Family Leave Act of 2009 by the end of the year.  The updated notice will be added

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New Federal Labor Law Poster for ARRA Whistleblowers?

Q: Is there a new whistleblower poster for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009? A: Any non-federal employer receiving recovery funds under the ARRA is required to post a notice regarding whistleblower protections. The new poster, “Know Your Rights Under the Recovery Act”, is now available and must be posted at all Recovery Act job sites. It can be downloaded at http://www.recovery.gov/Contact/ReportFraud/Pages/WhistleBlowerInformation.aspx under Whistleblower Rights Poster. Since this poster

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Is There a New Labor Law Poster for the Hawaii FMLA?

Q:  Is there a new poster for the Hawaii Family and Medical Leave Act which went into effect May 2009 that must be posted in addition to the federal FMLA poster? A:  The Hawaii Family Leave Law was amended by Act 48, effective May 6, 2009, to require employers to post a Family Leave Law poster. However, the Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations has announced that their current

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