An updated Oklahoma labor law poster includes a new penalty rate that will be assessed against employers who are found to owe wages to an employee. The change in the mandatory Oklahoma Minimum Wage Act poster states that if the Commissioner of Labor finds that wages are due an employee, a penalty of 2% per day up to the total amount of wage claim will be assessed against an employer.
Revised labor law posters that include a new Oregon minimum wage, changes in the way family leave is granted and a new time period for employees to file a complaint with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have been issued in Oregon. The Oregon labor law poster includes a minimum wage increase in the lowest wage that can be paid in the state from $7.80 per hour to
Revised labor law posters that include new requirements for youth employment and additional criteria that must be met before a person is exempt from being considered an “employee” have been issued by the New Hampshire Department of Labor. The revised New Hampshire Minimum Wage poster now states that a written document for parents of a 16 or 17-year-old employee shall be on file at a worksite prior to the first day
The mandatory Conscientious Employee Protection Act (Whistleblower Act) New Jersey labor law poster has been revised to include new contact information for employees filing a complaint about potentially fraudulent or criminal activity within their company. In addition, the mandatory New Jersey Payment of Wages notice has been revised to include a disclaimer regarding the legal status of workers. The revised whistleblower poster now states that the role of a designated contact
The Missouri labor law poster includes an increase in the state’s minimum wage from $6.50 per hour to $6.65 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2008. The Missouri minimum wage increases or decreases on January 1 each year based on any change in the cost of living as measured by the Consumer Price Index. The Missouri minimum wage law does not apply to retail or service businesses with annual sales of
Washington has increased its minimum wage from $7.93 per hour to $8.07 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2008. The new Washington minimum wage is included in a Washington labor law poster issued by the Washington Department of Labor and Industries. The minimum wage rate for workers age 14 or 15, which is 85 percent of the Washington minimum wage, will increase from $6.74 to $6.86 per hour on January 1. The
Arizona has a new minimum wage of $6.90 per hour, effective Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2008, as a result of the passage of Proposition 202 by state voters on Nov. 7, 2006. The new Arizona minimum wage is included in a mandatory Arizona labor law poster issued by the Industrial Commission of Arizona. The Arizona minimum wage rate in effect from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2007 was $6.75
As of today 10 states have already announced that they will have major changes in their state labor law poster requirements effective Jan. 1, 2008. New Mexico has a new minimum wage as of Jan. 1, 2008, and the minimum wage will be adjusted for inflation every January 1 in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon and Vermont. Washington is also changing, although its minimum wage poster is recommended
On July 24th the federal minimum wage increased for the first time in 10 years! Not only is it mandatory for employers to conspicuously display up-to-date labor law posters, it also helps protect them from disgruntled employees or frivolous employee lawsuits. All employers with even 1 employee covered by the minimum wage provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act are now required to post the new federal minimum wage poster.