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State Date Law Required Change  
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
Federal Contractor January 2018 Minimum Wage
  • The minimum wage will increase to $10.35 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2018. (The rate is adjusted for inflation every January 1.)
  • The tipped wage will increase to $7.25 per hour.
  • New Revision Date of 1/18
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Alabama October 2012 Child Labor Laws
  • New section about recordkeeping requirements for employers
  • Changes to Alcoholic Beverages section
  • New information about Child Labor Certificates, including posting requirements
  • New Revision Date of 2012
Unemployment Compensation
  • Department of Industrial Relations has been merged into Alabama Department of Labor
  • New ​contact information
Alaska October 2018 Minimum Wage
  • Increases to $9.89 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2019.
  • New Revision Date of Oct. 2018
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Arizona November 2018 Minimum Wage
  • Increases to $11.00 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2019.
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Arkansas June 2015 Minimum Wage (Notice to Employer & Employee)
  • Updated Child Labor section
  • New Revision Date of 4/6/2015
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California July 2018 Unemployment/Disability/Paid Family Leave
  • Unemployment Insurance
    • Employees may receive benefits if they become unemployed or their work hours are reduced at no fault of their own.
    • To claim benefits, employees must be available for and searching for work.
    • New website address for applying for benefits online and new hours listed for applying via phone
  • Disability Insurance
    • “Disability” has been added to the list of reasons employees may be eligible for benefits.
    • New website address for applying for benefits online
  • Paid Family Leave
    • Leave may now be used to care for certain seriously ill family members or a registered domestic partner.
    • Parents may now use leave to bond with a new biological, adopted, or foster child.
    • New website address for applying for benefits online
  • New Revision Date of 5/18
Transgender Rights
  • Where possible, employers should provide an accessible unisex single stall bathroom for use by any employee.
  • Use of a unisex single stall bathroom must be a matter of choice.
  • Revision Date has not changed (November 2017)
Colorado January 2018 Minimum Wage
  • Increases to $10.20 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2018. Tipped wage will be $7.18 per hour.
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Connecticut October 2017 Discrimination
  • Discrimination based on veteran status is prohibited in employment, housing & public accommodations, and credit transactions.
Workers' Compensation
  • Employees must now file workers’ compensation claims using Form 30C.
  • Employees are now required to send claims by certified mail to the location listed on the notice. Employees must ask the employer where to file claims if a location is not provided on the notice.
  • New Revision Date of 10/1/17
Delaware October 2018 Minimum Wage
  • Effective January 1, 2019:
    • Minimum wage increases to $8.75 per hour.
    • New youth & training minimum wage is $8.25 per hour (workers ages 14–17 and adult trainees during first 90 days of employment).
  • All employees must be offered meal breaks of at least 30 consecutive minutes when working 7.5+ hours per day.
  • New Revision Date of 9/28/18
Discrimination
  • Effective January 1, 2019:
    • Sexual harassment against employees, applicants, apprentices, staffing agency workers, unpaid interns, and independent contractors is unlawful.
    • Employers must distribute the Department of Labor Sexual Harassment Informational Worksheet to all employees.
    • Employers with 50+ employees must provide interactive sexual harassment training to all new employees, and every two years thereafter.
  • New Revision Date of 9/28/18
Florida October 2018 Minimum Wage
  • Increases to $8.46 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2019.
  • Rate for tipped employees increases to $5.44 per hour.
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Georgia June 2018 Unemployment Insurance
  • Benefit claims may be filed online using the website address added to the notice.
  • List of Career Center offices where claims may be filed in person has been updated.
  • Info about providing a separation notice from the employer has been removed.
  • New Revision Date of 6/18
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Hawaii January 2018 HIOSH (Safety & Health)
  • Employers must report:
    • Work-related fatalities within 8 hours
    • Inpatient hospitalizations, amputations, and losses of an eye within 24 hours
  • Workers must be trained in a language and vocabulary they can understand.
  • Penalty amounts have been removed.
  • New Revision Date of January 2018
Wage and Hour Laws
  • Family Leave Law
    • Employees may now use leave to care for a sibling.
  • New Revision Date of 12/15/17
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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Illinois October 2018 Discrimination and Sexual Harassment (formerly Employment Rights)
  • Greater emphasis is placed on employees’ right to be free from sexual harassment.
  • Employees have the right to reasonable job accommodations based on pregnancy and disability.
  • Retaliation against employees who exercise their rights under the law is forbidden.
  • Notice must now be posted where employees can readily see it.
  • New Publication Date of 9/18
Your Rights Under ISERRA (State version of federal USERRA)
  • New law protects the employment and benefits of servicemembers who leave civilian jobs for the armed forces.
  • The Illinois Servicemember Employment & Reemployment Rights Act expands protections to all members of the armed forces.
  • Publication Date of 10/18
Indiana August 2015 Teen Work Hours
  • Extensive changes to:
    • Maximum hours of work
    • Break requirements
    • Additional information
  • New contact information
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Iowa August 2018 Unemployment Insurance
  • Claims can be filed the same week an employee becomes unemployed.
  • New instructions for applying for benefits online are provided.
  • Employees without computer access may file a claim at the nearest IowaWORKS Center.
  • Employee rights and responsibilities can be found in the Unemployment Handbook on the Iowa Workforce Development website.
  • New Revision Date of 8/18
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Kansas April 2013 Workers' Compensation
  • New time limits for employees to notify their employers of an accident or injury. 
  • Applies to accidents on or after April 25, 2013
  • Revision Date of 4/13
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Kentucky June 2018 Child Labor
  • Minors 16 & 17 years old may work up to 32.5 hours per week with written permission from a parent/legal guardian. Rules for working 40 hours in a week are unchanged.
  • These minors may not work before 6:00 A.M, and after 11:00 P.M. preceding a school day. Their work hours on school days must not exceed 6.5 hours.
  • Publication Date of 5/1/2018
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Louisiana July 2018 Earned Income Credit
  • New income limits for Earned Income Credits eligibility; maximum income limit raised to $49,194 ($54,884 married filing jointly, with three or more children)
  • New income limits for those with fewer or no children
  • New Revision Date of July 2018
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Maine January 2018 Minimum Wage
  • Increases to $10.00 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2018. The tipped wage remains at $5.00.
  • New Revision Date of 12/17
Video Display Terminals (formerly Safe Work for Computer Operators)
  • Updated notice includes details of the law.
  • Employers must create an education/training program for computer operators within 30 days of employment and annually thereafter.
  • New Revision Date of 4/17
Maryland April 2018 Earned Sick and Safe Leave
  • New law requires employers with 15 or more employees to provide paid sick and safe leave for certain employees.
  • Employers with 14 or fewer employees must provide unpaid leave for certain employees.
  • Leave may also be used for a family member’s mental or physical illness, injury, or condition.
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Massachusetts October 2018 Wage & Hour Laws
  • New minimum wage law includes stepped increases:
    • Effective Jan. 1,  2019 – $12.00 per hour (tipped wage $4.35)
    • Effective Jan. 1,  2020 – $12.75 per hour (tipped wage $4.95)
    • Effective Jan. 1,  2021 – $13.50 per hour (tipped wage $5.55)
    • Effective Jan. 1,  2022 – $14.25 per hour (tipped wage $6.15)
    • Effective Jan. 1,  2023 – $15.00 per hour (tipped wage $6.75)
  • In the “Employers Must Not Discriminate” section, the opposite sex has been changed to a different gender.
  • New Revision Date of 10/2018
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Michigan August 2018 Youth Employment
  • “Gender” added to list of discrimination categories
Unemployment Compensation
  • Change to process for filing claims on the Internet
  • All-new information on filing claims by telephone
  • New TTY contact information added
  • New Revision Date of 5/18
Minnesota October 2018 Minimum Wage
  • Effective Jan. 1, 2019, the following rates apply:
    • Large employer (annual sales of $500,000 or more) – $9.86 per hour
    • Small employer (annual sales less than $500,000) – $8.04 per hour
    • Youth wage (employees age 17 or younger) – $8.04 per hour
    • Training wage – $8.04 per hour
    • J-1 Visa – $8.04 per hour
  • New Revision Date of October 2018
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Mississippi June 2012 Notice Concerning Changes to Workers' Compensation Law
  • New poster required by Senate Bill 2576
  • New changes effective July 1, 2012
  • Applies to injuries occurring on or after July 1, 2012
  • Revision Date of 6/14/12
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Missouri March 2018 Unemployment Insurance Benefits
  • Detailed information on applying for benefits has been added.
  • To ensure benefits, workers should contact the Department of Labor if they believe they were improperly classified as independent contractors.
  • New Revision Date of 3/18
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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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Nevada August 2018 Rules to Be Observed by Employers
  • Information on domestic workers has been added to the notice.
  • New Revision Date of 8/3/18
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New Hampshire July 2017 Protective Legislation Law
  • Updated schedule for payment of wages
  • New Revision Date of 7/13/17
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New Jersey October 2018 Earned Sick Leave*
  • Under new law, most employees may accrue up to 40 hours of ESL per year.
  • Accrual begins October 29, 2018, or the first day of employment, whichever is later.
  • A copy of the ESL notice must be given to new employees upon employment and to existing employees by November 29, 2018.
  • Publication Date of 9/18

*Note: The law preempts existing city/county ESL laws and prohibits adoption of future laws.

Minimum Wage
  • Increases to $8.85 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2019.
  • New Revision Date of 1/19
New Mexico September 2018 Minimum Wage Act
  • New information for tipped workers:
    • Tips plus hourly tipped wage of $2.13 must equal at least $7.50, or employers must make up the difference.
    • Employees have a right to keep all their tips.
  • New information on enforcement of the law:
    • Back wages can be recovered for underpaid employees, going back 3 years or more.
    • Employer violations may result in civil or criminal action.
  • Certain jobs/employers are exempt from minimum wage or overtime pay provisions.
  • Localities with higher minimum wages than the state are listed.

 

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New York January 2018 Minimum Wage
  • Rate increases effective Dec. 31, 2017:
    • New York City – $13.00 per hour for employers with 11 or more employees; $12.00 per hour for employers with 10 or fewer employees
    • Long Island & Westchester County – $11.00 per hour
    • Remainder of New York State – $10.40 per hour
  • New Revision Date of 12/17
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North Carolina December 2017 Wage & Hour Act
  • New Employee Classification law added to notice. Workers defined as employees under state laws must be treated as employees. Employees misclassified as independent contractors may file a complaint.
  • Right-to-Work Laws apply to collective bargaining or labor unions. NC DOL does not enforce union labor laws.
  • New Revision Date of 11/17
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North Dakota August 2015 Minimum Wage & Work Conditions
  • New information about limitations on paid time off
  • Added “pregnancy” to list of prohibited discrimination categories
  • New Effective Date of Aug. 1, 2015
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Ohio October 2018 Minimum Wage
  • Increases to $8.55 per hour effective January 1, 2019 based on an annual adjustment for inflation.
  • Rate for tipped employees increases to $4.30 per hour plus tips.
  • Employers who gross under $314,000 must pay employees at least the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.
  • New Revision Date of 9/30/18
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Oklahoma August 2018 Discrimination
  • Contacting the Office of Civil Rights Enforcement does not conflict with or affect any other employee rights, including:
    • Appeal procedures via the Oklahoma Merit Protection
    • Internal grievance procedures via an employer
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Oregon April 2018 Minimum Wage
  • Updated rates effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019:
    • Standard: $10.75 per hour
    • Portland Metro: $12.00 per hour
    • Nonurban Counties: $10.50 per hour
Equal Pay
  • Effective October 6, 2017:
    • Employers may not ask applicants/employees about pay history prior to making an employment offer including a compensation amount.
  • Effective January 1, 2019:
    • Employers may not discriminate against employees by paying members of a protected class different wages for similar work.
  • Publication Date of 2/2018
Pennsylvania October 2016 Unemployment Compensation
  • Employees must file within the first week of becoming unemployed or may lose some benefit eligibility
  • Updated information on applying for compensation 
  • New Revision Date of ​9/2016
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Rhode Island January 2018 Minimum Wage
  • Increases to $10.10 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2018
  • New Revision Date of 1/2018
Healthy & Safe Families and Workplaces Act
  • New notice states employees may take leave for their own and family members’ health and safety needs.
  • Publication Date of 1/2018
Ban-the-Box
  • New notice states employers may not inquire about an applicant’s criminal history on a job application.
  • Publication Date of 1/2018
South Carolina July 2018 Safety & Health (OSHA)
  • Employers must report all work-related fatalities within 8 hours, and all inpatient hospitalizations, amputations, and losses of an eye within 24 hours.
  • Contact information for reporting these incidents is provided.
  • New Revision Date of July 2018
Employment Discrimination
  • Discrimination based on pregnancy & childbirth or related medical conditions, including lactation, is prohibited.
  • Age discrimination now applies to individuals over the age of 40.
  • Includes examples of unlawful discrimination and information on how employees can file a formal complaint.
South Dakota October 2018 Minimum Wage
  • Increases to $9.10 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2019.
  • Rate for tipped employees increases to $4.55 per hour.
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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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Texas July 2018 Employer's Notification of Ombudsman Program
  • Employer posting requirements were removed from the notice.
  • New Revision Date of 4/18
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Utah May 2017 Workers' Compensation
  • Expanded description of workers’ compensation insurance benefits
  • Updated instructions for reporting accidents and applying for benefits
  • New Revision Date of May 2017
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Vermont November 2018 Minimum Wage
  • Effective January 1, 2019:
    • Minimum wage increases to $10.78 per hour
    • Basic wage increases to $5.39 per hour
    • Maximum tip credit is $5.39 per hour
  • New Revision Date of 10/18
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Virginia August 2018 VOSH (Safety & Health)
  • Increased penalties based on federal OSHA requirements:
    • Up to $12,726 for each serious violation (mandatory)
    • Up to $12,726 for each non-serious violation (optional)
    • Up to $12,726 per day for failure to correct violation within proposed time period
    • Up to $127,254 per violation for willful or repeated violations
  • New Revision Date of August 2018
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Washington January 2018 Minimum Wage
  • Increases to $11.50 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2018. 14- or 15-year-olds may be paid $9.78 per hour.
  • New Revision Date of 9/2017
Your Rights as a Worker
  • Includes information about the new Paid Sick Leave law, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Most employees will accrue 1 hour of PSL for every 40 hours worked.
  • Parents of working teens ages 14–17 must sign authorization forms for both school year and summertime work.
  • New Revision Date of 8/2017
Unemployment Benefits
  • Benefits assistance by phone is now limited to two days a week.
  • New Revision Date of 10/17​
Washington D.C. July 2017 Minimum Wage
  • Increases to $12.50 per hour effective July 1, 2017, $13.25 per hour effective July 1, 2018, $14.00 per hour effective July 1, 2019, and to $15.00 per hour effective July 1, 2020
  • For tipped employees, increases to $3.33 per hour effective July 1, 2017, $3.89 per hour effective July 1, 2018, $4.45 per hour effective July 1, 2019, and to $5.00 per hour effective July 1, 2020
  • In 2021, the minimum wage will increase annually based on CPI for all employees
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West Virginia August 2017 Wage Payment & Collection Act
  • Employers are required to give employees immediate access to their wages through a conveniently located bank.
  • New information regarding wage deductions
  • New Revision Date of June 2017
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Wisconsin October 2017 Unemployment Insurance
  • Employers must enter their business name and address in the box provided on the notice for employees to reference.
  • New contact information has been provided for employees who need help with online services, assistance due to a disability, and information in alternate formats or languages.
  • New Revision Date of 10/2017
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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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