Am I a Covered Employer Under the Updated FLMA?

Last week, on March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) into law. The new bill expands employee coverage under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and provides Emergency Paid Sick Leave. Since the signing of the bill, the Department of Labor (DOL) has provided further interpretation and guidance for employers, which is now available on their website. If you are unsure of your status

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Mitigating the Risks of Coronavirus for U.S. Employers

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak a “public health emergency of international concern.” Since the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus (also called COVID-19) that was first reported from Wuhan, China, on December 31, 2019, the world has been on high alert.  As the number of confirmed cases and deaths continues to rise, the U.S. government has suspended the entry of foreign nationals who have

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3 New Changes to Washington State Poster

2020 Minimum Wage Rates As of January 1, 2020, employers in the State of Washington must pay an increased minimum wage of $13.50 per hour to most workers. For workers who are 14 or 15 years old, employers may pay a minimum wage of $11.48 per hour. The updated Minimum Wage notice has a new revision date of 12/2019. New Paid Family and Medical Leave Notice Last May, we issued

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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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Do Employees Have a Right to Sick Leave for Stress?

Mental health conditions, including stress, affect millions of Americans: the current statistics reveal that at least one in five Americans suffers mental illness each year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The American Institute of Stress reports that job stress is the major source of stress for American adults and that over half of the 550 million working days lost yearly to absenteeism are the result of stress.

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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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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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New Jersey Updates Family Leave Notices

We’ve been anxiously awaiting updates to New Jersey’s Family Leave Act and Family Leave Insurance notices, and we are pleased to report that they are now available. Both notices have April 2019 revision dates. Keep reading to get all the scoop on employer responsibilities and new benefits for employees. New Provisions of the Family Leave Act Beginning June 30, 2019, employers who have at least 30 employees must provide family

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California DFEH Updates Family Care and Medical Leave Notice

California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has just issued an update to the Family Care and Medical Leave notice, which has a revision date of March 2019. This long-awaited update includes information on the New Parent Leave Act (NPLA), which went into effect on Jan. 1, 2018, as well as new details of the California Family Rights Act of 1993 (CFRA). Update to California Family Rights Act Leave 

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Several Changes on the Updated 2016 Oregon Poster

The newest version of the Oregon poster features updates to the Family Leave Act poster and no smoking poster. In addition, the new sick time poster has been added as well. Family Leave Act Poster Details There are a lot of changes to the required poster, starting with an updated revision date of January 1, 2016. Next, the new category of “foster placement” was added to the protected leave that

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