When Rhode Island Employers Must Pay Sick Leave

One issue raised by the coronavirus (COVID-19) is whether an employee who must self-isolate must be paid. Although there is no federal paid sick leave law, 11 states require paid sick leave, including most recently Rhode Island.   In the event of a public health emergency, regardless of whether a business or a school or childcare facility closes or an employee must care for themselves or a family member who

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New Requirements on Utah's Safety and Health Notice

In February 2020, Utah’s Labor Commission released an updated version of the state’s Safety and Health (UOSH) notice. Under the Utah Occupational Safety and Health Act (Utah Act), employers are required to provide a safe and healthful working environment for all employees—a workplace that is free from any hazards that might result in the death of an employee or cause serious physical harm. What’s New for Utah Employees and Employers?

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Increase to Nevada's Safety and Health (OSHA) Penalties

Nevada’s Safety and Health notice has been updated to include the new federal OSHA penalties for employer violations of the Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Act. The notice has a revision date of 1/20. New Employer Violation Penalties The Nevada Safety and Health notice includes the following employer violation categories: serious, nonserious, failure-to-correct, willful or repeated, and criminal violations. Here are the updated employer penalties: Employers who violate the Act

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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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Workplace Tools & Safety

Are you providing your employees with the right tools and safety procedures at work? No matter which industry your company falls into—whether it’s construction, hospitality, finance, retail, health care, or financial services—it’s important for you to offer your employees the tools they need to do their job. When employees have the right tools, it creates a safer workplace, improves efficiency, and saves money.   Increasing Workplace Safety The Occupational Safety

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New Safety and Health (OSHA) Penalties for Nevada

Nevada’s Occupational Safety and Health Act provides employees with job safety and health protection throughout the state. To that end, Nevada’s Safety and Health notice has been updated to reflect the 2019 federal OSHA penalties for employer violations of the Act. While the notice was just issued, it has a new revision date of 9/19. Penalties for Employer Violations The “Proposed Penalty” section of the Nevada Safety and Health notice

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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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Virginia Updates Safety & Health Penalties

Just like this time last year, Virginia’s Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) has updated the Job Safety & Health Protection (VOSH) notice, which has a new revision date of August 2019. The updated notice is available in both English and Spanish. What’s Changing for Safety & Health? New Penalty Amounts for Employer Violations The Proposed Penalty section of the VOSH notice has been updated to reflect federal OSHA penalty

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New Safety and Health (IOSHA) Penalties in Indiana

The Indiana Department of Labor has issued a change to the Safety and Health Protection on the Job notice, adding proposed civil penalties for worker fatalities on the job. As on the previous notice, there is no publication date for this update. Notice to Employees The Safety and Health Protection on the Job notice, also known as the IOSHA notice, includes information on establishing and maintaining a safe and healthy

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Another Safety & Health Update for Virginia

Employers in Virginia won’t be surprised to hear that the state’s Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) has released an update to the Job Safety & Health Protection notice. What’s New for Safety & Health? The notice features a new requirement for public sector employers, as well as a new publication date of January 2019. Previously exempt public sector employers—including all departments, agencies, institutions, or other political subdivisions of the

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