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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Illinois Updates Employees' Rights

  The Illinois Department of Labor (DOL) has issued updates to the Your Rights Under Illinois Employment Laws notice, which has a revision date of 12/19.   MINIMUM WAGE Effective January 1, 2020, the minimum wage in Illinois is $9.25 per hour. The DOL has now provided a chart on the Your Rights notice outlining minimum wage increases through 2025. Employers should note that the next increase for the state

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2020 Overtime Rule to Affect U.S. Employers

In September, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its final rule on the white-collar overtime exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The regulations haven’t been updated since 2004, though the DOL proposed amendments in 2016 that were postponed and never implemented. The final rule will take effect on January 1, 2020, making approximately 1.3 million more workers eligible for overtime protection. Here’s what U.S. employers subject to

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Equal Pay for Equal Work Revision for Maryland

What’s Changing in the State of Maryland? Those busy bees at Maryland’s Department of Labor have added important information for employers to the state’s Equal Pay for Equal Work law. All Maryland employers are required to post the updated Equal Pay for Equal Work notice with a revision date of 10/2019 in their workplaces. New Information for Employers Even employers who are familiar with the very long Equal Pay for

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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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What California Employers Need to Know About Overtime for Employees

California labor laws are designed to protect employees from having to work too many hours without fair compensation for their time. These laws apply at the daily and weekly level.   Here is a summary of what California law requires when it comes to overtime pay.   Daily and Weekly Overtime in California Nonexempt employees in California who work more than 8 hours in a day are entitled to 1.5

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Washington Adds Two Laws to the Workers' Rights Notice

Washington’s Your Rights as a Worker notice has been updated to include two laws: Paid Family and Medical Leave and Equal Pay Opportunity Act. The notice also includes new details about other workers’ rights. Information for Employers & Employees Paid Family and Medical Leave As we reported in a previous blog about Washington’s Paid Family and Medical Leave, employee benefits begin January 1, 2020. This insurance program is funded by

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City of Santa Fe Issues 2019 Living Wage Notice

The City of Santa Fe, New Mexico has released the updated Living Wage notice for 2019. As required by the City of Santa Fe Living Wage Ordinance, the wage is adjusted annually on March 1, based on the increase in the Consumer Price Index. 2019 Living Wage Adjustment Effective March 1, 2019, all employees, including part-time and temporary workers, must be paid Santa Fe’s adjusted living wage of at least

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Changes to Kentucky's Wage & Hour, Wage Discrimination, and Safety & Health Notices

The Kentucky Labor Cabinet has been busy updating the Wage & Hour, Wage Discrimination, and Safety and Health workplace notices. Based on these changes, our customers in Kentucky must order a new state poster for their workplaces. What’s New for Kentucky? Updates to Wage & Hour The Wage & Hour notice, which has a new publication date of 2/8/19, has undergone quite a makeover. The new layout is streamlined and

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Update to New Mexico's Minimum Wage Act

The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (DWS) has released an update to the Minimum Wage Act notice, which includes important information for both employees and employers. Before we share all the details, please note that New Mexico’s minimum wage has not been increased—it is still $7.50 per hour. What’s New for Employees and Employers? Employees Who Receive Tips The updated notice states that if employees’ tips plus the hourly

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