The Worker’s Compensation poster for North Carolina has been rewritten to include new requirements for employers and their employees who suffer a work-related injury or occupational disease. The mandatory labor law poster states that employees should immediately file a claim with the North Carolina Industrial Commission for any work-related injury or occupational disease. The term “occupational disease” replaces “work-related illness” on the previous workers’ compensation poster. North Carolina employers must
A revised Ohio labor law poster issued by the Ohio Department of Commerce includes an increase in the state’s minimum wage from $7 per hour to $7.30 per hour effective Jan 1, 2009. Ohio’s minimum wage is adjusted for inflation every January 1. The mandatory minimum wage poster also includes an increase for tipped employees – from a minimum wage of $3.50 per hour to $3.65 per hour. Employers who
A revised Equal Pay for Equal Work Maryland labor law poster includes a new requirement that Maryland employers keep records of employees’ racial classification and gender in addition to the existing categories of wages and job classifications. The Maryland Commissioner of Labor may analyze the records to determine any pay disparity among employees. Poster Compliance Center has the new Maryland labor law poster available, www.postercompliance.com.
A mandatory Colorado labor law poster issued by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment includes an increase in the state’s minimum wage from $7.02 per hour to $7.28 per hour effective July 1, 2009. The Colorado minimum wage is adjusted annually for inflation at the end of each year and goes into effect on January 1 of the next year. Colorado’s Minimum Wage Order 25 Poster also includes an
Arizona has increased its minimum wage from $6.90 per hour to $7.25 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2009. The new minimum wage, which is adjusted every January 1 by any increase in the cost of living, is included in a mandatory Arizona labor law poster issued by the Industrial Commission of Arizona. Arizona has also revised its mandatory Unemployment Insurance poster to include a new section stating that the Arizona
An increase in Oregon’s minimum wage from $7.95 per hour to $8.40 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2009 through Dec. 31, 2009 is included in a mandatory Oregon labor law poster issued by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries. The 2009 minimum wage increase is the result of a ballot measure passed by Oregon voters in 2002. That measure requires an annual minimum wage adjustment to be made each
New Jersey employers must display a new labor law poster concerning Family Leave Insurance provisions of the state’s Temporary Disability Benefits Law that provide for payments beginning on July 1, 2009. New Jersey will provide up to six weeks of Family Leave Insurance benefits for covered employees to bond with newborns or newly adopted children and to care for a family member with a serious health condition. The new law
New York employers must display a new labor law poster relating to the employment and licensing of persons with prior criminal convictions under a law that goes into effect on Feb. 1, 2009. The New York Corrections Law prohibits unfair discrimination against persons who have been convicted of one or more criminal offenses. It also outlines a number of factors to be considered by an employer concerning an employee’s previous
New information about the availability of aids and services for individuals with disabilities has been added to the Pennsylvania Child Labor Law poster. The revised labor law poster, required for employers who hire minors, also states that the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Toll free numbers for two of the Department’s Bureau of Labor Law Compliance offices have also been added to the poster.
Is your federal labor law poster up to date? If your federal poster does not include two recent changes, you will need to update it. These changes include the new federal minimum wage of $6.55 per hour effective July 24, 2008, and the federal “Equal Employment Opportunity Is the Law” (EEO poster), which was updated as of August 2008. Required for all employers of 15 or more, the revised EEO