While Nevada’s Wage Rates Haven’t Changed, New Bulletins Are Required

April 12th, 2017
Nevada’s Office of the Labor Commissioner has released the state’s minimum wage and daily overtime requirements, which take effect on July 1, 2017. The rates for the upcoming year will remain unchanged from the previous year. Even though the minimum wage and overtime rates have not been adjusted, the state has updated both the required Minimum Wage and Daily Overtime Bulletins to reflect the latest information and a new date of 2017. In addition, a […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 11:56 am

Virginia’s New Earned Income Tax Credit Poster Coming Soon to Your Workplace

March 21st, 2017
The poster for the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program has changed completely. The new poster has a revision date of 11-2016—and a new look. What Your Employees Need to Know In order to receive the EITC benefit and others (Child Tax Credit or American Opportunity Tax Credit), individuals must file a federal tax return, even if they do not owe any taxes. Those who are eligible for the EITC must fit one […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 10:41 am

Louisiana Updates Earned Income Credit Information for 2017—New Poster Required

March 20th, 2017
Louisiana has just released its Earned Income Credit (EIC) poster for this year, which has a revision date of March 2017. Details of the Updates At the time of hire, employers should notify employees that they may be eligible for Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) through the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). EITC tax credits are reductions in federal income tax liability for people who meet certain requirements. For 2017, workers’ earned income and adjusted […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 1:23 pm

Tennessee’s Unemployment Insurance Poster Has Just Been Updated

March 16th, 2017
The State of Tennessee just released its updated Unemployment Insurance poster, which has a new revision date of 3/17. What’s New? The instructions for applying for benefits and maintaining eligibility have been simplified. Employees can now apply for benefits, manage claims, and search for work at the same website (, which has been updated to provide user-friendly instructions and tools. When searching for work, employees are required to document at least 3 tangible job […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 10:41 am

New Information About Accommodation on Michigan’s Discrimination Poster

March 16th, 2017
Did you know that Michigan got its name from the Native American word Michigana, which means “great or large lake”? This stands to reason, because it borders on 4 of the 5 Great Lakes! But I digress… What you really need to know is that the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) has issued an updated Discrimination poster with a new revision date of 2/2017. While the discrimination prohibition categories have not changed, the […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 10:30 am

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Oregon’s Minimum Wage Is on the Rise

March 14th, 2017
Effective July 1, 2017, Oregon’s minimum wage will be on the rise again, based on Senate Bill 1532, which establishes annual increases through 2022. This will be the third wage hike since the law was enacted in 2016. We’ll be keeping a close watch for the updated poster. Navigating the Regions on Oregon’s Minimum Wage Poster The poster provides three minimum wage rates based on an employer’s geographic location. In addition to the Standard […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 4:30 pm

Hedging Our Bets on Nevada’s Updated Wage Bulletins

March 14th, 2017
April 1st is soon upon us, so we are eagerly anticipating the annual release of Nevada’s Minimum Wage and Daily Overtime Bulletins. The wage information, provided by the state’s Office of the Labor Commissioner, will go into effect on July 1, 2017. What to Expect Based on the 2006 Minimum Wage Amendment to the Nevada Constitution, the minimum wage and thereby overtime rates must be recalculated each year. This recalculation is based on potential […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 4:26 pm

Idaho’s Updated Discrimination Poster Has Just Been Released

March 9th, 2017
Idaho—a “gem” of a state—has just updated its Discrimination in Employment poster, which is produced by the Idaho Commission on Human Rights (IDCHR). The poster has a new revision date of 3/1/17. What Changes Has the IDCHR Implemented? In the list of discrimination categories, the poster now reflects that age discrimination is prohibited against individuals who are 40 years of age and above. Anti-retaliation language has been added. The poster states that retaliation against […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 1:37 pm

Attention West Virginia Employers—Get Ready for Updates to the Wage Payment and Collection Act

March 7th, 2017
The West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act poster has been updated to provide more wage protections for workers in the “Mountain State.” Read on to see what’s new. Ch-ch-ch-changes on the Poster According to the law, employers are required to make suitable arrangements with a bank so that employees receive the full amount of their wages when they either cash their check or deposit the funds. For employees who are laid off or […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 2:31 pm

New Employment Discrimination Poster for Kentucky

February 28th, 2017
The State of Kentucky has released a new required poster—Equal Employment Opportunity—which describes how the Kentucky Civil Rights Act prohibits employment discrimination. Employers, labor organizations, employment agencies, and licensing agencies must abide by this law. Equal Employment Opportunity for All Under the Kentucky Civil Rights Act, employment discrimination based on disability, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age (40+), and tobacco use is prohibited. In addition, employment discrimination related to recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotion, […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 4:10 pm

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