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STATE DATE CITY LAW REQUIRED CHANGE Action
Virginia September 2022 Virginia - Occupational Safety and Health Law
  • Fines for private sector employers have increased to up to $14,270.
  • Fines for private sector employers who intentionally or repeatedly violate the law have increased to up to $142,691.
  • Available in English and Spanish
  • Publication date of 9/2022
Virginia - Seizure First Aid
  • Effective July 1st, 2022, employers with 25 or more employees are required to post the Seizure First Aid poster in a conspicuous and accessible location in the workplace.
Colorado August 2022 Notice to Employer of Injury
  • An employee injured on the job should if able report the injury to the employer in writing within 10 days after the injury.
  • The notice has been reformatted and contact information has been updated.
  • Available in English and Spanish
  • Publication date of 8/22
Workplace Public Health Rights
  • The notice now summarizes three workplace public health laws: SB 20-205, HB 20-1415, and SB 22-097.
  • An asterisk indicating that a qualifying emergency remains in effect as of June 2022 has been added next to sections about Public Health Emergencies.
  • Parts of the notice have also been reformatted.
  • Available in English and Spanish
Discrimination in Employment
  • Employment discrimination complaints must now be filed within 300 days after the event.
  • Available in English and Spanish
Rhode Island August 2022 Minimum Wage
  • Learners and Handicapped employees may no longer be paid less than the minimum wage.
  • Available in English and Spanish
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Washington D.C. August 2022 Minimum Wage
  • Effective July 1st, 2022, the minimum wage will increase to
    • $16.10 per hour for employees who do not receive gratuities, and
    • $5.35 per hour for employees who receive gratuities.
  • Available in English and Spanish
Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Credit information and status as a victim or family member of a victim of Domestic Violence, Sexual Offense or Stalking (DVSOS) have been added to the list of the types of discrimination that are protected.
New Jersey August 2022 Family Leave Act
  • The notice has been reformatted and a section about retaliation being prohibited has been added.
Discrimination in Employment
  • Contact information for the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights has been updated.
  • A QR code that links to the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights’ website is now included in the notice.
  • The notice has been reformatted and a section about retaliation being prohibited has been added.
Schedule of Hours of Minors Under 18 Years of Age
  • The notice has been reformatted and contact information has been updated.
Earned Sick Leave
  • The notice has been reformatted.
  • Available in English and Spanish
Vermont August 2022 Employment Protections for Victims of Crime
  • Effective July 1st, 2022, the meaning of an alleged victim under the law has been changed.
  • Parts of the notice have also been reformatted.
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Hawaii July 2022 Hawaii - Wage and Hour Laws
  • Effective October 1st, 2022, the minimum wage will increase to $12.00 per hour.
  • Publication date of 6/2022
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Maine July 2022 Minimum Wage
  • The ‘Service Employee’ and ‘Overtime’ sections have been reformatted.
Regulation of Employment
  • Clarification has been added to the ‘Rest Breaks’ section
    • Rest breaks that are offered to most employees must be 30 consecutive minutes. An unpaid rest break after 6 hours of work is also available.
  • Clarification has been added to the ‘Family Medical Leave’ section
    • “Serious health condition” replaces “serious illness.”
    • Serious health condition of a “domestic partner’s child, grandchild, and domestic partner’s grandchild” can be used as a reason to take Family Medical Leave.
  • The Spanish notice has been updated.
Alaska July 2022 AKOSH (Safety and Health)
  • The notice has been updated with new proposed penalty amounts for committing violations.
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Georgia July 2022 Workers' Compensation Bill of Rights
  • Wages for those injured in catastrophic cases and non-catastrophic cases have increased from $675 to $725. A widowed spouse with no children will now be paid a maximum of $290,000.
  • Publication date of 7/2022
  • Available in English and Spanish
Workers' Compensation WC-P1
  • The notice has been reformatted.
  • Publication date of 7/2022
  • Available in English and Spanish
Workers’ Compensation WC-P3
  • The notice has been reformatted.
  • Publication date of 7/2022
  • Available in English and Spanish
Washington July 2022 Washington – Job Safety and Health Law
  • Employees that have been retaliated or discriminated against can now file complaints within 90 days after the event.
  • Publication date of 7/2022
  • Available in English and Spanish
Washington – Paid Time Off
  • The weekly cap for wage replacement increased to $1,327 on January 1st, 2022.
  • The premium rate for Paid Family and Medical Leave increased to 0.6% of an employee’s wage.
  • The Spanish version has been updated.
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.
  • Available in English and Spanish
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West Virginia July 2022 Unemployment Benefits
  • The Unemployment Compensation Benefit Rate Table has been updated.
  • The list of Claims Offices has also been updated.
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Oregon June 2022 Minimum Wage
  • Effective July 1st, 2022, the minimum wage will increase to
    • $13.50 per hour in Standard Counties,
    • $14.75 per hour in the Portland Metro Area, and
    • $12.50 per hour in Nonurban Counties.
  • The notice has been reformatted and contact information has been updated.
  • Available in English and Spanish
Breaks & Meals and Overtime & Pay Checks
  • The Breaks & Meals section has been updated to show that for each 8 hour work shift, employees under 18 are entitled to two 15 minute paid rest breaks.
  • The notice has been reformatted and contact information has been updated.
  • Available in English and Spanish
Equal Pay
  • The notice has been updated to show that employers are not allowed to use pay cuts to make an employee’s pay equal with other employees.
  • The notice has been reformatted and contact information has been updated.
  • Available in English and Spanish
Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Protections
  • The Domestic Violence Protections section has been updated to show that employers are required to keep documents and information confidential.
  • The notice has been reformatted and contact information has been updated.
  • Available in English and Spanish
Oregon Family Leave Act
  • The notice has been reformatted and contact information has been updated.
  • Available in English and Spanish
Sick Time
  • The notice has been reformatted and contact information has been updated.
  • Available in English and Spanish
Nevada May 2022 Rules To Be Observed
  • The notice has been updated with the July 1st, 2022 minimum wage increase.
  • Sections about Senate Bill 386 and Senate Bill 293 have been added to the notice.
  • Available in English and Spanish
AB 307
  • The notice has been updated with an effective date of April 1st, 2022.
Louisiana May 2022 Louisiana – Earned Income Credit 2022
  • Rates have been updated for 2022
  • Available in English and Spanish
  • Publication date of 4/2022
Louisiana – Independent Contractor or Employee?
  • Fines have increased to up to $2500 per misclassified worker per instance.
  • The notice has been reformatted and contact information has been updated.
New Mexico May 2022 Paid Sick Leave
  • Effective July 1st, 2022, employers are required to post the Paid Sick Leave notice in a conspicuous location in the workplace.
  • For every thirty hours worked, employees accrue one hour of earned sick leave. Up to 64 hours of earned sick leave may be used per year and the unused hours can carry over to the next year.
  • The notice is broken down into 10 sections:
    • Accrual
    • Use of Paid Sick Leave
    • Pay
    • Reason for Use of Leave
    • Use of Sick Leave
    • Notice
    • Reasonable Documentation
    • Document Retention
    • Retaliation Prohibited
    • Complaint Process
  • Available in English and Spanish
  • Publication date of 3/2022
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Connecticut April 2022 Health Insurance
  • The notice has been reformatted and contact information has been updated.
  • 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
    • Enforcement
  • The notice lists a posting requirement
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Kentucky March 2022 Discrimination in Public Accommodations
  • Employers are now required to post the Discrimination in Public Accommodations notice in a conspicuous location.
  • The notice includes contact information for the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights.
  • New notice
  • Available in English and Spanish
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Massachusetts March 2022 Fair Employment
  • Disability and pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions have been added to the list of the types of discrimination that are protected.
  • A new section has also been added to the notice that lists details of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.
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New York February 2022 Minimum Wage
  • Effective December 31st, 2021, the minimum wage is set to
    • $15.00/hour for employers in New York City,
    • $15.00/hour in Long Island and Westchester County, and
    • $13.20/hour for employers in the rest of the state.
  • Publication date of 11/2021
  • Available in English and Spanish
Prohibited Retaliatory Action by Employers
  • Effective January 26th, 2022, employers are prohibited from retaliating against an employee who:
    • Discloses or threatens to disclose law violations to a public body,
    • Provides information to a public body during an investigation, and refuses to participate in any business activity.
  • The notice provides definitions of various terms.
  • Employees must make a good faith effort to notify the employer by bringing the activity to the attention of a supervisor.
    • Employees should allow the employer a reasonable opportunity to correct the activity.
    • Under certain circumstances, the requirement to provide notice is waived.
  • Employees can participate in a civil action relating to a violation up to two years after the alleged event took place.
  • The notice lists various reliefs for employees protected under the notice who are determined to have been retaliated against.
  • A court may award fees to employers in cases where retaliation was found to not have occurred.
  • The notice lists a publication requirement.
  • Publication date of 2/2022
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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California January 2022 Minimum Wage
  • Effective January 1st, 2022, the minimum wage will increase to
    • $14.00/hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees, and
    • $15.00/hour for employers with 26 or more employees.
  • Available in English and Spanish
Workplace Discrimination and Harassment
  • The prohibited discrimination section now includes “on a protected basis.”
  • Applications, personnel records, and employment referral records must now be preserved for a minimum of 4 years.
  • The notice now requires “employers of 5 or more persons to allow eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks leave in a 12-month period…”
  • There is now clarification on the definition of a child and parent.
  • “Retaliation” is now included in the filing a complaint section.
  • Publication date of 1/2022
  • Available in English and Spanish
Your Rights and Obligations as a Pregnant Employee
  • There is now clarification on the definition of a child and parent.
  • Publication date of 1/2022
  • Available in English and Spanish
Family Care & Medical Leave & Pregnancy Disability Leave
  • The notice now includes “parent-in-law,” “grandparent”, “sibling”, and “domestic partner.”
  • “Family member” replaces “child, parent or spouse”
  • Publication date of 1/2022
  • Available in English and Spanish
Illinois January 2022 Minimum Wage
  • Effective January 1st, 2022, the minimum wage will increase to $12.00/hour.
  • Information has been added to the ‘Equal Pay Act’ section
    • “Certain employees at large businesses may request wage/salary history for their job title from IDOL.”
  • The notice has been reformatted and contact information has been updated.
  • Publication date of 12/21
  • Available in English and Spanish
VESSA
  • “Any other crime of violence” has been added to the ‘VESSA’, ‘Certification’, and ‘Discrimination and Retaliation’ sections
  • Information has been added to the ‘Certification’ section
    • “The employee may choose which documentation to submit. The employer may not require more than one document related to the same incident or perpetrator of violence in one year.”
  • The notice has been reformatted and contact information has been updated.
  • Publication date of 12/21
  • Available in English and Spanish
Your Rights Under ISERRA
  • The notice has been reformatted
  • Publication date of 11/20
Federal Contractor January 2022 Federal Contractor Minimum Wage
  • Effective January 1st, 2022, the minimum wage will increase to $11.25 per hour.
  • The minimum wage will increase to $15 per hour if renewed or extended covered contracts are entered on or after January 30th, 2022.
North Carolina December 2021 Wage and Hour Act
  • Youths under the age of 18 that are participating in Supervised Practice Youth Internships now have certain exemptions in Hazardous or Detrimental Occupations.
  • Final paychecks that are requested in writing must now be sent by trackable mail.
  • Employees must now be “notified in writing of paydays, pay rates, policies on vacation and sick leave, and of commission, bonus, and other pay matters.”
  • Employees must now be notified in writing of reductions in promised wages at least one pay period before the reductions took place.
  • Available in English and Spanish
  • Publication date of 10/2021
Retaliatory Employment Discrimination
  • The notice has been reformatted.
  • Available in English and Spanish
  • Publication date of 10/2021
Missouri December 2021 Minimum Wage
  • Effective January 1st, 2022, the minimum wage will increase to
    • $11.15 for private employees, and
    • $5.575 for tipped employees.
  • Available in English and Spanish
  • Publication date of 11/2021
Discrimination in Employment
  • The Discrimination in Employment notice has been redesigned
  • Publication date of 10/2021
Discrimination in Places of Public Accommodation
  • The Discrimination in Places of Public Accommodation notice has been redesigned
  • Publication date of 10/2021
Victims Economic Safety and Security Act (VESSA)
  • Under the Victims Economic Safety and Security Act (VESSA), certain employers must provide unpaid leave and safety accommodations to employees if an employee, or a family member or household member of an employee, is a victim of domestic violence or sexual violence.
  • The law requires employers to notify current employees of their rights under VESSA, and provide notice of the new law, no later than October 27, 2021. After that date notice must be provided at the time employment begins.
  • New notice
  • Available in English and Spanish
  • Publication date of 8/2021
Unemployment Insurance Benefits
  • Updated contact information to report Unemployment Insurance fraud
  • Updated contact information for the Division of Employment Security
  • Available in English and Spanish
  • Publication date of 11/2020
Michigan December 2021 General Requirements - Minimum Wage and Overtime
  • Effective January 1st, 2022, the minimum wage will increase to
    • $9.87/hour for most employees, and
    • $3.75/hour for tipped employees.
  • Workers who are 16 or 17 years old may be paid 85% of the minimum wage ($8.39/hour).
  • The training wage for employees 16 to 19 years old is $4.25/hour.
  • New revision date of 12/21
  • Available in English and Spanish
General Requirements - Paid Medical Leave Act
  • Susan Corbin is now listed as the Director of the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity
  • New revision date of 8/2021
  • Available in English and Spanish
Youth Employment
  • Susan Corbin is now listed as the Director of the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity
  • New revision date of 8/2021
Unemployment Compensation Notice to Employee
  • Susan Corbin is now listed as the Director of the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity
  • New revision date of 9/2021
  • Available in English and Spanish
Delaware November 2021 Minimum Wage
  • Effective January 1st, 2022, the minimum wage will increase to $10.50/hour.
  • The minimum wage rates scheduled for January 1st, 2023, January 1st, 2024, and October 1st, 2025 are now included in the notice.
  • Available in English/Spanish 
  • New publication date of 11/2021
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Maryland November 2021 Minimum Wage
  • Effective January 1st, 2022, the minimum wage will increase to
    • $12.50/hour for most employees, and
    • $3.63/hour for tipped employees.
  • Updated contact information for the Maryland Department of Labor
  • The minimum wage rates scheduled for January 1st, 2023, and January 1st, 2024 are now included in the notice.
  • New publication date of 10/21
  • Available in English and Spanish
Employment Discrimination is Unlawful
  • Employees must now file discrimination complaints with the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights (MCCR) 300 days after the event occurred.
  • Available in English and Spanish
Maryland – Pregnant and Working (November 2021)
  • Employees must now file discrimination complaints with the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights (MCCR) 300 days after the event occurred.
  • Available in English and Spanish
Health Insurance Coverage
  • The Maryland Department of Labor’s name has been rebranded.
Work Permit for Minors
  • The permissible hours of employment for minors aged 14-15 have been updated.
  • New publication date of 11/20
  • Available in English and Spanish
Minnesota November 2021 Minimum Wage
  • Effective January 1st, 2022, the minimum wage will increase to
    • $10.33/hour for large employers, and
    • $8.42/hour for small employers, training wages, youth wages and workers with a J-1 Visa.
  • New publication date of 10/21
  • Available in English and Spanish
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Arizona November 2021 Minimum Wage
  • Effective January 1st, 2022, the minimum wage will increase to
    • $12.80/hour for non-tipped employees, and
    • $9.80/hour for tipped employees.
  • Available in English and Spanish
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Ohio October 2021 Minimum Wage
  • Effective January 1st, 2022, the minimum wage will increase to
    • $9.30/hour for non-tipped employees, and
    • $4.65/hour for tipped employees.
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Florida September 2021 Minimum Wage
  • Effective September 30th, 2021, the minimum wage will increase to
    • $10 per hour for most employees
    • $6.98 per hour for tipped employees
Workers’ Compensation
  • Revised fraud reporting website link
  • Available in English and Spanish
  • Updated May 2021
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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South Carolina October 2020 South Carolina – Employment Discrimination
  • A line mentioning the “Lactation Support Act” has been added to the notice.
  • Some punctuation changes for clarity have been added to the notice.

*This is not a mandatory notice but has been included on the South Carolina 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.
Wisconsin June 2020 Bone Marrow and Organ Donation Leave Act, Advance Notice Required When Employers Decide to Cease Providing a Health Care Benefits Plan, Fair Employment Law, Family and Medical Leave Act, Employee Rights under Wisconsin’s Business Closing/Mass Layoff Notification Law, Wisconsin Minimum Wage Rates, Hours and Times of Day Minors May Work in Wisconsin
  • Touchtone numbers have been removed from the notices.
  • New Publication Date of 06/20

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

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South Dakota May 2020 Reemployment Assistance
  • The notice now defines when you can file an RA claim. (The first-week employment ends or hours are reduced)
  • More detail is provided regarding how to file a claim online and by phone. The information required to file a claim is now also listed on the notice.
  • New revision date of 5/20
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Texas April 2020 Unemployment Compensation and Payday notice
  • Employees who either become unemployed —OR— have their work hours reduced may be eligible for unemployment assistance
  • The URL for the Texas Workforce Commission has been updated
  • The new notice provides more information on what employee information is required for filing a claim
  • New revision date of 4/20
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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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Arkansas August 2019 Minimum Wage
  • Under Child Labor, the phrase “no boy or girl between the ages of 16 and 18″ replaces “no 16-year-old.”
  • For willful violations, employees seeking to recover unpaid wages may receive an additional sum of liquidated damages.
  • New Revision Date of 8/2019
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Wyoming October 2018 Workers' Compensation
  • Coverage is now required for extra-hazardous industries and occupations.
  • Employers in non-extra-hazardous industries may also opt for this coverage.
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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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Idaho March 2017 Discrimination
  • Expanded information prohibits age discrimination against individuals who are 40 years of age and above.
  • Individuals may exercise their rights without retaliation.
  • New Revision Date of 3/1/17
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Nebraska January 2017 Unemployment Insurance
  • New information added about special accommodations
  • Claimants must register for work and create an active, online, and searchable resume in the Nebraska Department of Labor Reemployment and Benefit Services web application.
  • New Revision Date of 9/21/16
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Federal July 2016 Minimum Wage (FLSA)
  • Updated information in Enforcement section
  • New information states that employers should avoid incorrectly classifying workers as independent contractors when they are actually employees
  • New section about accommodations for nursing mothers
  • New Revision Date of 07/16
Polygraph Protection
  • Updated information in Enforcement section
  • New Revision Date of 07/16
OSHA ("It's the Law")
  • Workers have the right to report work-related injuries and illnesses without retaliation
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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