New Jersey Law Prohibits Worker Missclassification

New Jersey adds new section to its Labor Law Poster: Prohibiting Worker Misclassification (June 2020) The new notice defines worker misclassification, as well as the designations of ‘Employee’ and ‘Contractor’ under New Jersey Law. People who work and are paid are assumed to be employees unless the employer can establish all three parts of the ‘ABC’ test. This is the case regardless of whether the employee received a 1099 or

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2020 Minimum Wage Increase for Federal Contractors

The minimum wage for federal contractors is adjusted annually every January 1, based on inflation, under Executive Order 13658. New Minimum Wage Rates for 2020 Beginning January 1, 2020, federal contractors are required to pay workers performing work on, or in connection with, covered contracts a minimum wage of at least $10.80 per hour. Tipped employees must be paid a cash wage of at least $7.55 per hour. If a

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Attention California: Independent Contractors May Become Employees in 2020

California businesses that rely on independent contractors for their workforce face significant compliance changes and challenges after the passage of California Assembly Bill 5 (“AB 5”), which codified the California Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision and is set to take effect on January 1, 2020. Essentially, AB 5 makes it more difficult for companies to label workers as independent contractors because the presumption is that a worker is an employee, not

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Understanding California's AB 5 Bill

Businesses must make many careful and considered decisions in the wake of California Assembly Bill 5 (“AB 5”), the complex and expansive new law that could drastically disrupt the business landscape in California and throw into doubt the status of millions of its workers, particularly those in the “gig economy.” The new law requires a narrower interpretation of the employee/independent contractor classification test than the decades-old standard, and it potentially

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Annual Minimum Wage Increase for Federal Contractors

The U.S. Department of Labor Wage & Hour Division has released the new federal contractor minimum wage notice, which has a revision date of 1/19. Under Executive Order 13658, the minimum wage for federal contractors will be adjusted annually every January 1 based on inflation. What Employers and Employees Need to Know Minimum Wage Rates for 2019 From January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019, federal contractors must pay workers

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New Law for North Carolina—Poster Coming Soon

North Carolina’s Department of Labor (DOL) just updated its Wage and Hour poster, which has a revision date of 11/17. The poster includes a new section, Employee Classification, and an update to the Right-to-Work information. The DOL has also added icons to reflect that people can follow the department on social media. Changes to Wage and Hour Laws New Employee Classification Law Based on the passage of the Employee Fair

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U.S. DOL Releases Minimum Wage Notice for Federal Contractors

The federal contractor minimum wage notice reflecting wage rates for 2018 has just been released by the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division. The notice reflects a revision date of 1/18. The minimum wage for federal contractors is subject to an annual adjustment for inflation every January 1, under Executive Order 13658. Ever since the Secretary of Labor announced the new wage rates back in September, we’ve been

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Federal Contractor Poster Soon to Be Updated

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

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How New Federal Labor Laws May Affect Your Poster Compliance

If you’ve read any news pertaining to U.S. labor laws lately, chances are you’ve noticed there’s a lot of commotion on the federal level. A number of federal labor law changes are taking place, which inevitably means changes to the federal labor law posters as well. If you’re wondering how these new laws may affect your business, let’s take a look at the federal laws that may be in the

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Awaiting Future Changes to the Federal Contractor Poster

There are two changes coming to the Federal Contractor poster, a minimum wage increase and a new Nondiscrimination Provision. We are tracking the January 1, 2016 minimum wage increase for federal contractors and are awaiting the release of the updated wage poster. The Nondiscrimination Provision poster was recently released, and will be added to the federal contractor poster as well. Federal Contractor Minimum Wage On January 1, 2016, the federal

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