The One Question Job Candidates Try to Dodge That is Now Illegal

Many job applicants try to evade questions about their salary history during the salary negotiation process. But now it is illegal to ask for salary history in New Jersey and Philadelphia. The two jurisdictions join a larger trend of 18 state and 20 local governments taking aim at ending the disparity in the compensation of women and minorities.   New Jersey The new law for New Jersey prohibits employers from

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Three States Now Prohibit Discrimination Based on Hairstyle

Following California and New York, in December 2019, New Jersey became the third state to outlaw discrimination against people based on hairstyles associated with race and ethnicity. The “Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair Act” (the “Crown” Act) makes it illegal to discriminate against people at work, school, or in public places based on their hair texture, hair type, and hairstyles, such as braids, dreadlocks, and twists.

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Two New Updates for New York State Poster

Every year, around December 31, we can count on New York State to update its Miscellaneous Industry Employees minimum wage notice. And this past December, just like 2018, the state’s Discrimination notice was also updated. New Minimum Wage Rates for Miscellaneous Industries On Dec. 30, 2019, New York State’s Department of Labor (DOL) issued the updated minimum wage notice for Miscellaneous Industry Employees, which has a revision date of 12/19.

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Minimum Wage & Discrimination Updates for Flagstaff in 2020

Minimum Wage Effective January 1, 2020, employers in the City of Flagstaff, Arizona, must pay employees who are covered under the Minimum Wage Law $13.00 per hour. The Minimum Wage notice describes covered employees as: Those who work/are expected to work 25 hours or more within the city limits in a calendar year. Those who are/were employed by an employer regardless of the employer’s location or the employees’ immigration status.

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Required Poster Updates for State of California

California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has issued updates to the following notices with new revision dates: Workplace Discrimination & Harassment (November 2019) Transgender Rights in the Workplace (December 2019) Family Care & Medical Leave & Pregnancy Disability Leave (December 2019) Keep reading to find out all the details for employers and employees. Workplace Discrimination & Harassment Effective January 1, 2020, workplace protections related to race now include—but

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Why Do Age Discrimination Laws Only Protect Those Over Age 40?

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) is one of several federal labor laws that prohibit discrimination in the workplace. The ADEA, as its name implies, prohibits employers from firing, refusing to hire, or otherwise discriminating against employees because of their age. But the ADEA doesn’t protect everyone from discrimination based on age—only employees who are 40 years old or older. Fortunately for younger folks, some states do offer broader

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Is Your Company Breaking These 4 Labor Laws?

Business owners must comply with a variety of federal labor laws. Though many small business owners think that these laws only apply to large corporations, many federal labor laws apply the moment that a business hires its first employee. Companies that violate labor laws may face fines, lawsuits, or even criminal prosecution.   Read on for an overview of four federal labor laws that every business should know and follow.

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Tucson, AZ Updates Its Discrimination Notice

The City of Tucson, Arizona, often referred to as The Old Pueblo, has updated its Discrimination notice to include new information in the “Who May File a Complaint?” section. All people and businesses subject to the Tucson City Code, Chapter 17, must post the notice in a conspicuous place. PROTECTED DISCRIMINATION CATEGORIES IN TUCSON For those of you who may be unfamiliar with the Discrimination notice, under Chapter 17, it

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Labor Laws and Posting Requirements Affecting New York Employers

Under federal laws, as well as the laws of the New York Department of Labor, the Division of Human Rights, and other state agencies, New York employers are required to display certain posters in the workplace to remain in compliance. Employers of certain sizes or in particular industries are subject to additional posting requirements. In this blog, we’ll give you an overview of New York’s labor law posting requirements. We’ll

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Employment Discrimination Update for New Hampshire

What’s Changing in the Granite State? After a 2-year hiatus, we have a labor law update for the State of New Hampshire. We’ve been waiting for the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights to update the Employment Discrimination notice to include “gender identity”. This change is based on an amendment to the state’s Law Against Discrimination that went into effect on July 8, 2018. Our contact at the Commission assured

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