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STATE DATE CITY LAW REQUIRED CHANGE Action
Nevada February 2024 Safety and Health Protection on the Job

The cap on mandatory penalties for serious OSHA violations, and for failing to correct an OSHA violation within the proposed time period, has increased from $15,625 to $16,131. The cap on mandatory penalties for “willfully or repeatedly” violating OSHA has increased from $156,259 to $161,323.

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victims' Leave Bulletin

The notice has been renamed to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victims’ Leave Bulletin. Effective January 1, 2024, the new policy changes the existing laws to apply to victims of sexual assault as well as domestic violence. Victims of sexual assault and victims of domestic violence can access up to 160 hours of leave over a 12-month period.

Employees can now use leave for the diagnosis, care, treatment, counseling, court proceedings, or establishment of a safety plan for a family member or household member who is a victim of sexual assault as well as a family member or household member who is a victim of domestic violence.

Minimum Wage Bulletin

The name of the Director was updated. **While the state has modified this notice, we have determined that this change will not impact the compliance of our previous poster version.

Daily Overtime Annual Bulletin

The name of the Director was updated. **While the state has modified this notice, we have determined that this change will not impact the compliance of our previous poster version.

Assembly Bill 190

The names of the state Governor, Director, and Labor Commissioner have been updated. **While the state has modified this notice, we have determined that this change will not impact the compliance of our previous poster version.

Assembly Bill 307

The names of the state Governor, Director, and Labor Commissioner have been updated. A second address was added for the Office of the Labor Commissioner. **While the state has modified this notice, we have determined that this change will not impact the compliance of our previous poster version.

Senate Bill 209

The names of the state Governor, Director, and Labor Commissioner have been updated. The address to the Office of the Labor Commissioner was changed slightly (the suite number was removed). **While the state has modified this notice, we have determined that this change will not impact the compliance of our previous poster version.

Wisconsin February 2024 Unemployment Insurance

Instructions for applying online have been updated to state that all applicants will be mailed a verification letter with a code that must be entered within seven days, and the schedule of times to apply online was updated. The notice now states that online services are available 24 hours a day Monday through Friday, from midnight until 3:00 PM on Saturdays, and all day until midnight on Sundays.

The “When to Apply” section was updated to state that people who are participating in the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program can apply for benefits. The section was also updated to state that those who aren’t sure if they are eligible can apply to find out.

The “Have This Information Ready” section updated to include “bank routing number” and “bank account number” for applicants who want to receive UI benefits via direct deposit.

A web URL which can be used to locate the nearest Wisconsin Job Center was added.

The box for employers to fill in their business’s name and address was removed, along with instructions for filling in this information.

Language was edited for specificity and clarity throughout the notice. 

The notice is available in English and Spanish. 

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Louisiana February 2024 Workers' Compensation Fraud

A new state-mandated notice was released. The notice defines workers’ compensation fraud and lists fines and legal penalties for committing fraud. A hotline number is provided for people to call if they suspect someone is engaging in this type of fraud.

The notice is available in English.

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Illinois February 2024 Your Rights Under Illinois Employment Laws
The Paid Leave section of the notice now states that workers can earn up to 40 hours of paid leave per year, when before it said they can earn 5 days of paid leave. The Paid Leave  section also now states that employers may frontload all paid leave hours at the start of the year, and that any unused frontloaded leave does not need to be carried over to the next year.  A hotline section was added to the Paid Leave section as well, and the hotline number for the Meal & Rest Periods section, the Unpaid Wages section, the Equal Pay Act section, the Child Labor section, and the Violent Crime Victims’ Leave section were updated. 
 
The notice is available in English and Spanish.
Paid Leave For All Workers

The notice now states that workers can earn up to 40 hours of paid leave per year, as opposed to 5 days of paid leave. The notice also now states that employers may frontload all paid leave hours at the start of the year, and that any unused frontloaded leave does not need to be carried over to the next year. A phone number was also added to the notice.

The notice is available in English and Spanish. 

New Mexico February 2024 Discrimination Notice

“Pregnancy, Childbirth, or Related Condition” was added to the list of prohibited discriminatory bases. The notice also now states that employers cannot retaliate against employees for participating in an investigation.

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Connecticut January 2024 Minimum Wage

Effective January 1, 2024, the minimum wage will increase to $15.69/hour.

The notice is available in English.

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California January 2024 Minimum Wage

Effective January 1, 2024, the minimum wage will rise to $16.00/hour. This applies to all employers.

Discrimination and Harassment

The Additional Protections section now states that employers with five or more employees cannot discriminate based on an employee or job applicant’s use of cannabis off the job and away from the workplace (though some exceptions may apply). The Additional Protections section also now states that employers with five or more employees must offer up to five days of job-protected bereavement leave within three months of the death of a family member (though some exceptions may again apply). The section also now states that employees are entitled to five days of job-protected leave following a reproductive loss event. Finally, the Additional Protections section has also been updated to state that employees have the right to reasonable accommodations related to pregnancy and childbirth (when before it just said that employers are required to “reasonably accommodate” employees.)

Text stating that employment agencies must serve all job applicants equally, must not make discriminatory pre-hiring inquiries, and must not push help-wanted advertisements which include discriminatory hiring preferences, was removed from the notice. Text stating that unions cannot discriminate in member admissions was also removed.

Paid Sick Leave

The cap on accrued sick leave has been raised to 80 hours/10 days. No accrual or carryover is needed if employers provide 40 hours or 5 days “up front” at the beginning of a 12-month period. Employers may limit the usage of paid sick leave to 40 hours or 5 days (whichever is greater) in any given year of employment. 

Cal OSHA

The notice was modified to state that “an employer who receives a citation, Order to Take Special Action, or Special Order must post it or a copy, including the enclosed multi-language employee notification, at the place of violation or unsafe condition for three working days.”

Texas January 2024 Reporting Workplace Violence

Beginning January 8, 2024, all Texas employers must post the Reporting Workplace Violence notice in both English and Spanish. The notice informs employees where they can report workplace violence or other suspicious activity. 

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Federal Contractor January 2024 Minimum Wage (Worker Rights Under Executive Order 13658)

Effective January 1, 2024, the minimum wage increases to $12.90 per hour for workers who entered into contracts on or between January 1, 2015, and January 29, 2022.

Minimum Wage (Worker Rights Under Executive Order 14026)

Effective January 1, 2024, the minimum wage increases to $17.20 per hour for workers who entered into contracts on or after January 30, 2022, as well as workers whose contracts were renewed on or after January 30, 2022. 

Davis-Bacon Act

A Retaliation section was added to the notice. 

Rhode Island January 2024 Minimum Wage

Effective January 1, 2024, the minimum wage will increase to $14.00/hour for regular employees. and $3.89/hour for tipped employees. Full-time students under the age of 19 working non-profit jobs can be paid 90% of the minimum wage ($12.60/hour), and minors aged 14 and 15 working no more than 24 hours a week can be paid 75% of the minimum wage ($10.50/hour).

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New York January 2024 Minimum Wage

Effective January 1, 2024, the minimum wage will change to $16.00/hour (and $24.00/hour overtime) for New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County, and $15.00/hour (and $22.50/hour overtime) for the remainder of New York state. The notice is available in English and Spanish.

Fringe Benefits

The addresses to the Buffalo District Office and New York City District Office were changed, the Bronx District Office was added, the Binghampton Office was removed, and Rochester was changed from a Sub-District to a District. The notice is available in English. **While the state has modified this notice, we have determined that this change will not impact the compliance of our previous poster version.

Expression of Breast Milk

The addresses to the Buffalo District Office and New York City District Office were changed, the Bronx District Office was added, the Binghampton Office was removed, and Rochester was changed from a Sub-District to a District. The notice is available in English. **While the state has modified this notice, we have determined that this change will not impact the compliance of our previous poster version.

Posting of Hours for Minors

The addresses to the Buffalo District Office and New York City District Office were changed, the Bronx District Office was added, the Binghampton Office was removed, and Rochester was changed from a Sub-District to a District. The notice is available in English. **While the state has modified this notice, we have determined that this change will not impact the compliance of our previous poster version.

Blood Donation Leave

The addresses to the Buffalo District Office and New York City District Office were changed, the Bronx District Office was added, the Binghampton Office was removed, and Rochester was changed from a Sub-District to a District. The notice is available in English. **While the state has modified this notice, we have determined that this change will not impact the compliance of our previous poster version.

Alaska January 2024 Wage and Hour Act

Effective January 1, 2024, the minimum wage will increase to $11.73/hour. This applies to all employers.

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Maine January 2024 Minimum Wage

Effective January 1, 2024, the minimum wage in Maine will increase to $14.15/hour for non-tipped employees and $7.08/hour for tipped employees.

The notice is available in English and Spanish.

Regulation of Employment

A statement that employees must be paid all their unused vacation time “accrued after January 1, 2023” was modified. It now says that all employees must be paid their unused sick time and vacation time without specifying an accrual date. 

The notice is available in English and Spanish.

Colorado December 2023 Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards

Effective January 1, 2024, the minimum wage will rise to $14.42/hour (and $11.40/hour for tipped employees, although the notice no longer lists the tipped minimum wage). Denver’s minimum wage was removed from the poster, and a web link was added that people can use to view Colorado’s local minimum wages online.

Overtime standards for agricultural workers were lowered to 48-56 hours, based on size and seasonality.

The rate of pay at which executives/supervisors, administrators, and professionals become exempt was changed to $55,000/year, and to $33.17/hour for highly technical computer work.

Some text was reworded/removed.

The notice is available in English and Spanish.

 

Employment Discrimination

One line of text, pertaining to discriminatory incidents occurring on or before August 9, 2022, was removed.

The notice is available in English and Spanish. **While the state has modified this notice, we have determined that this change will not impact the compliance of our previous poster version.

Minnesota December 2023 Minimum Wage

Effective January 1, 2024, the minimum wage will increase to $10.85/hour for large employers, and $8.85/hour for small employers, training wages, youth wages, and workers with a J-1 Visa. The notice is available in English and Spanish, and this change applies to all state employers.

Veterans Benefits and Services

This new notice lists the potential benefits available to veterans and their families. It also links to online resources, as well as resources by phone. As of January 1, 2024, all employers with more than 50 employees are required to post this notice. The notice is currently available only in English.

Michigan December 2023 General Requirements - Minimum Wage and Overtime

Effective January 1, 2024, the minimum wage will increase to $10.33/hour for regular employees, $8.78/hour for minors aged 16-17, and $3.93/hour for tipped employees who report an average of at least $6.40 in tips per hour. Employees aged 16 to 19 can be paid a training wage of $4.25/hour for the first 90 calendar days of employment. The notice is available in English and Spanish.

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Missouri December 2023 Minimum Wage

Effective January 1, 2024, the minimum wage will increase to $12.30 for private employees, and $6.15 for tipped employees. The notice is available in English and Spanish.

Victims' Economic Safety and Security Act (VESSA)

Text was added stating that the “Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations is an equal opportunity employer/program.” A phone number for the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations was also added. The notice is available in English and Spanish. **While the state has modified this notice, we have determined that this change will not impact the compliance of our previous poster version.

New Jersey December 2023 Wage and Hour Law Abstract

Effective January 1, 2024, the minimum wage will increase to $15.13/hour for most employees, $13.73/hour for seasonal employees, $12.81/hour for agricultural employees, $5.26/hour for tipped employees, and $18.13/hour for long-term care facility direct care staff members. The notice is available in English.

Conscientious Employee Protection Act

The logo was switched out and the notice was reformatted. Only the Spanish version of the notice changed. **While the state has modified this notice, we have determined that this change will not impact the compliance of our previous poster version.

Massachusetts December 2023 Paid Family and Medical Leave

The maximum weekly benefit increased to $1,149.90. Employers may deduct payroll contributions of up to 0.46% from a covered individual’s wages or other earnings.

Workers now need to make more than $6,300 in the last four completed quarters to qualify for PFML benefits.

There is now space for employers to write the name, address, phone number and website URL associated with their private insurance plan, and the notice has been reformatted.

The notice is available in English and Spanish.

Unemployment Insurance Coverage

The table listing assigned days to call the TeleClaim center was removed. There are no more “assigned days”; anyone can call at any time.

Text stating that call scheduling may be implemented during peak periods was removed.

One of the two phone numbers associated with the TeleClaim Center was removed; all UI applicants are now expected to call the same phone number regardless of their area code.

Some minor language adjustments were made (changing the word “telephone” to “phone”) and some text was reformatted.

*While the state has modified this notice, we have determined that this change will not impact the compliance of our previous poster version.

 

Washington December 2023 Minimum Wage

Effective January 1, 2024, the minimum wage will increase to $16.28 per hour. Workers who are 14 or 15 years old may be paid 85% of the minimum wage ($13.84 per hour). The notice is available in English and Spanish.

Paid Time Off

Effective January 1, 2024, the weekly cap for wage replacement will increase to $1,456. The premium rate for Paid Family and Medical Leave will be 0.74% of an employee’s wage. Employees must pay around 71% of the total, and employers with 50 or more employees must pay the remaining amount. The notice is available in English and Spanish.

Your Rights as a Worker

Three web URLs were updated. The “Contact L&I” section was updated to remove one URL and one line of text, and one line of text was removed from the “Administered by other agencies” section as well. *While the state has modified this notice, we have determined that this change will not impact the compliance of our previous poster version.

Ohio November 2023 Minimum Wage

Effective January 1, 2024, the minimum wage in Ohio will increase to $10.45/hour for non-tipped employees, and $5.25/hour for tipped employees.

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Arizona November 2023 Minimum Wage

Effective January 1, 2024, the minimum wage in Arizona will increase to $14.35/hour for non-tipped employees, and $11.35/hour for tipped employees. The notice is available in English and Spanish.

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Washington D.C. November 2023 Paid Family Leave

The maximum weekly benefit amount was changed from $1,009 to $1,118, and the “Employee Protection” section was rewritten. Additional text stating that some job protections might be available under laws and regulations administered by the Office of Human Rights was added. Text was also added discussing anti-retaliation protections, job protection for employers with fewer than 20 total employees, and the right to file complaints with the OHR.

Parental Leave

The zip code for the Office of Human Rights was changed. ***While the state has modified this notice, we have determined that this change will not impact the compliance of our previous poster version.

Protecting Pregnant Workers (Spanish only)

A phone number for the Wage and Hour Compliance Office of the Department of Employment Services (DOES) was added. Text stating that the Office of Human Rights is entitled to prosecute and investigate cases, and that final DOES decisions can be appealed by the Office of Hearings, was added. Text stating that administrative law judges at the Commission of Human Rights makes the final decision on all cases was removed. **While the state has modified this notice, we have determined that this change will not impact the compliance of our previous poster version.

Vermont November 2023 Minimum Wage

Effective January 1, 2024, the minimum wage will increase to $13.67/hour for most employees, and $6.84/hour for tipped employees.

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South Dakota November 2023 Minimum Wage

Effective January 1, 2024, the minimum wage will increase to $11.20/hour for most employees, and $5.60/hour for tipped employees. The notice is available in English and Spanish.

Safety

The English safety notice was changed from one that says “Together everyone achieves more. Be part of the safety team.” The Spanish safety notice was changed to one that says ““La seguridad en evite lo peor sea parte del equipo de seguridad…” (“Avoid the worst and be part of the safety team.”) The image and format of both notices was also changed.

Wyoming October 2023 Health & Safety

The layout of the notice was changed.

Some text was removed.

Some phone numbers and online links were removed.

The title of the person responsible for workspace inspections was updated.

The name of the organization responsible for providing free technical assistance to Wyoming employers was updated.

Text specifying that employers can be fined up to $10,000 for any willful violation resulting in the death of an employee was removed. The updated text just says that willful violations resulting in death are “punishable by fines” without specifying an amount.

Workers' Compensation

The layout of the notice was changed.

Text stating that employees can obtain a “Wyoming Report of Injury” form online was added, and a link to the appropriate website was added.

Discrimination

The layout of the notice was changed.

The address to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Fair Employment Program was changed.

Unemployment Insurance

The URL for Wyoming@Work was updated.

Wyoming@Work is now called HireWYO. 

*While the state has modified this notice, we have determined that this change will not impact the compliance of our previous poster version.

Idaho October 2023 Notice All Employees (Unemployment Insurance)

The notice has been reformatted.

The notice is available in English and Spanish.

Minimum Wage

Brad Little is now listed as governor of Idaho and Jani Revier is listed as the director of the Idaho Department of Labor.

The notice is available in English and Spanish.

Florida September 2023 Minimum Wage

Effective September 30, 2023, the Florida minimum wage will be $12.00 per hour, with a minimum wage of at least $8.98 per hour for tipped employees. The notice is available in English and Spanish.

Reemployment Assistance

Department of Economic Opportunity in Florida has been renamed to the Florida Department of Commerce.

Maryland August 2023 Minor Fact Sheet

Text stating that the Commissioner of Labor and Industry may grant exceptions to the number of hours and occupations worked by minors was removed.

Text stating that employers who are subject to the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will be found in violation of the law if they follow Maryland’s less-restrictive State Standards instead of the Federal Standards was removed.

Text stating that those interested in federal child labor law can visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division website was added, and a link to the site was provided. Old text, stating that those interested in Federal Standards can contact the Wage and Hour Division by phone, was removed.

The notice is available in English and Spanish.

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Virginia August 2023 Occupational Safety and Health Law

Fines for private sector employers have increased to up to $15,375. Fines for private sector employers who intentionally or repeatedly violate the law have increased to up to $153,742. The notice is available in English and Spanish.

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Kentucky July 2023 Wage and Hour Laws

Tipped pool requirements have been updated. Contact information has also been updated.

Child Labor Laws

The notice has been reformatted and contact information has been updated.

Wage Discrimination Because of Sex

The notice has been reformatted and contact information has been updated.

Georgia July 2023 Workers' Compensation Bill of Rights

Wages for those injured in catastrophic cases and non-catastrophic cases have increased from $725 to $800. A widowed spouse with no children will now be paid a maximum of $320,000. The notice is available in English and Spanish.

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Arkansas July 2023 Notice to Employer and Employee

Information about employment certificates has been removed from the Child Labor section. Penalty amounts for child labor violations have increased. Penalty amounts should not be less than $100 and not more than $5,000 for each violation.

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West Virginia July 2023 Unemployment Benefits

The Unemployment Compensation Benefit Rate Table has been updated.

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Federal June 2023 Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal

The Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal notice has been updated to include more rights for employees with disability, pregnancy, or related medical condition. The sections “What Types of Employment Discrimination are Illegal?” and “What Employment Practices can be Challenged as Discriminatory?” are now updated. There are now more categories to protect those with a disability, pregnancy, or related medical condition against discrimination.

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Oregon June 2023 Minimum Wage

Effective July 1, 2023, the minimum wage will increase to $14.20 per hour in Standard Counties, $15.45 per hour in the Portland Metro Area, and $13.20 per hour in Nonurban Counties. The notice is available in English and Spanish

Breaks & Meals and Overtime & Pay Checks

Agricultural employees must now receive overtime pay if working more than 55 hours in a workweek. The notice is available in English and Spanish.

Equal Pay

The notice has been reformatted. The notice is available in English and Spanish.

Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Protection

The notice has been reformatted. The notice is available in English and Spanish.

Oregon Family Leave Act

The notice has been reformatted. The notice is available in English and Spanish.

Sick Time

The notice has been reformatted. The notice is available in English and Spanish.

Delaware February 2023 Minimum Wage

The Delaware poster now includes a section about Wage Theft. The notice is available in English and Spanish.

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Nebraska December 2022 Minimum Wage

Effective January 1, 2023, the minimum wage in Nebraska will increase to $10.50 per hour. The notice is available in English and Spanish.

Unemployment Insurance

The notice has been updated with a new website address to file a claim for unemployment benefits. The notice is available in English and Spanish.

South Carolina December 2022 Employment Discrimination

The notice includes an updated list of classes protected from discrimination. Publication date of 11/14/2022. Available in English and Spanish. 

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North Carolina November 2022 Wage and Hour Act

The notice lists new rules for youths under 16 years of age. Publication date of 9/2022. The notice is available in English and Spanish. 

Retaliatory Employment Discrimination

The notice has been reformatted.

OSH Notice to Employees

The Penalties section has been updated. The commissioner has the right to assess penalties against employers who violate the OSH Act. Publication date of 9/2022. The notice is available in English and Spanish. 

Hawaii July 2022 Wage and Hour Laws

Effective October 1, 2022, the minimum wage in Hawaii will increase to $12.00 per hour. Publication date of 6/22/2022.

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Pennsylvania July 2022 Minimum Wage

The tipped minimum wage threshold has been increased to $135 per month. The notice has been reformatted and contact information has been updated.

Workers’ Compensation Insurance

The notice has been reformatted and contact information has been updated.

Unemployment Compensation

The notice has been reformatted.

Alabama July 2022 Child Labor Laws

18-year-olds are now allowed to serve alcoholic beverages if the licensee is Responsible Vendor Program (RVP) certified. The notice is available in English and Spanish.

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Oklahoma March 2022 Oklahoma USERRA

Employers are prohibited from discriminating against former, current, and applicant members of the Oklahoma state military forces. The notice provides a definition of the Oklahoma state military forces. The notice is broken down into four main sections: Reemployment rights, Right to be free from discrimination and retaliation, Health insurance protection, and Enforcement. The notice lists a posting requirement.

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Kansas February 2022 Unemployment Insurance

The Unemployment Contact Center section of the notice has been reformatted. Available in English and Spanish.

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Utah July 2021 Utah – Unemployment Insurance Notice to Workers

Phone numbers have been updated for the majority of State Employment Centers. The publication date has been updated.

*This is not a mandatory notice but has been included on the Utah Labor Law Poster.

Workplace Safety and Health (UOSH)

Employees have the right to participate in a UOSH inspection. UOSH will promptly issue a citation to notify an employer who is in violation of the Utah Act rules and standards. New information was added on filing a complaint about state program administration. New Revision Date of 1/15/19.

Indiana March 2021 Teen Work Hour Restrictions

The section on 16- and 17-year-old minors has been reworded. 16- and 17-year-old minors may not: Work more than 6 consecutive workdays, or start work between 12 and 6 AM.

*This is not a mandatory notice but has been included on the Indiana Labor Law Poster.

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Mississippi June 2020 Unemployment Insurance for Employees

The new version of the notice gives more specific information on:

    • Who is eligible to file a claim?
    • When an employee can file a claim?
    • How to file a claim?
    • What information is required to file a claim?
Worker's Compensation Notice of Coverage

The notice has been reformatted.

Iowa March 2020 Job Safety and Health (OSH)

Employees may file a complaint with OSHA within 30 days of an act of retaliation or discrimination by an employer for making safety and health complaints or exercising their rights under the OSH Act. Employees have the right to receive copies of their medical records or records of their exposure to toxic and harmful substances or conditions. Employees must comply with all occupational safety and health standards issued under the OSH Act that applies to their own actions and conduct on the job. Employers must comply with the occupational safety and health standards issued under the OSH Act.

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New Hampshire September 2019 Employment Discrimination

“Gender identity” has been added to the list of protected classes.

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Tennessee June 2018 Workers' Compensation

Information regarding types of covered employers has been removed. Employers must complete a workplace injury form and notify their workers’ comp insurance company even if they have concerns about the validity of a claim. In an emergency, employers should call an ambulance and provide Form C-42 to the injured employee once stabilized.

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North Dakota August 2015 Minimum Wage & Work Conditions

New information about limitations on paid time off. Pregnancy added to the list of categories for which discrimination is prohibited. New information about tip credits. New Effective Date of Aug. 1, 2015.

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