Minimum Wage Update and More on Maine’s Poster

December 14th, 2017
Earlier this fall we reported that on January 1, 2018, employees in Maine will receive another increase in the minimum wage. Our Research Department is happy to report that Maine’s 2018 minimum wage notice has just been released. However, employers in Maine should be aware that the Department of Labor has made changes to the state’s notice about computer operator safety, which will appear on our January 1, 2018 poster. Details of the minimum […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 12:29 pm

New York State Releases Updated Minimum Wage Notice

December 11th, 2017
As we reported back in October, on December 31, 2017, the minimum wage in New York will increase by varying amounts, depending on an employer’s location. The New York Department of Labor has just released the Miscellaneous Industry Employees minimum wage notice, which has a revision date of 12/17. The notice reflects different hourly wage rates for the following regions, effective 12/31/17 through 12/30/18: New York City Long Island & Westchester County The remainder […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 12:40 pm

Updated Workplace Poster for San Francisco Employers

December 8th, 2017
The City of San Francisco just released updates to two of its labor law notices, effective January 1, 2018, which means a new San Francisco poster will soon be on its way to our clients. Labor Law Updates in the City by the Bay Health Care Security Ordinance As per the previous notice, businesses with 20 or more employees (50 or more employees for nonprofit organizations) are required to spend a minimum amount on […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 12:15 pm

New Jersey’s Poster Coming Soon to a Workplace Near You

December 7th, 2017
We recently reported that New Jersey’s minimum wage will be going up on January 1, 2018, based on an annual adjustment based on inflation. The state’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development has issued the updated Wage and Hour Law Abstract, which has a revision date of 1/18. Employers should be aware that two other notices on the poster have been updated: Discrimination in Places of Public Accommodation and Discrimination in Housing. Details of […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 9:22 am

Minimum Wage Hike and More for Seattle Employees

December 6th, 2017
Effective January 1, 2018, employers in Seattle are required to post the new city poster just released by the Office of Labor Standards. The poster includes updates to three of the city’s ordinances: Minimum Wage, Wage Theft, and Paid Sick & Safe Time. There are no changes to the Fair Chance Employment ordinance information. What’s Changing in the “Emerald City”? Minimum Wage Rates for Large and Small Employers The poster includes the following provisions […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 2:25 pm

Update to New York City’s Pregnancy Rights Poster

December 5th, 2017
“Start spreading the news…” New York City’s Human Rights Commission just released an update to its pregnancy rights in the workplace poster. The updated poster, now titled Pregnancy Accommodations at Work, includes additional details of the NYC Human Rights Law that employers and employees in “the city that never sleeps” need to know. What’s Changing in NYC? For Employers The poster now states that the NYC Human Rights law requires all employers with four […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 11:13 am

U.S. DOL Releases Minimum Wage Notice for Federal Contractors

December 1st, 2017
The federal contractor minimum wage notice reflecting wage rates for 2018 has just been released by the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division. The notice reflects a revision date of 1/18. The minimum wage for federal contractors is subject to an annual adjustment for inflation every January 1, under Executive Order 13658. Ever since the Secretary of Labor announced the new wage rates back in September, we’ve been anxiously awaiting the updated […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 1:55 pm

Washington State’s Poster Will Soon Be on Its Way

November 20th, 2017
We’ve been waiting for Washington’s Department of Labor & Industries to release the revised Your Rights as a Worker notice, which is now available. The updated Minimum Wage Announcement and Unemployment Benefits notices were released previously, and we are now publishing a new Washington poster with all of these changes. What Employers Need to Know New Minimum Wage Rates for 2018 As we reported last month, effective January 1, 2018, Washington’s minimum wage is increasing to […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 4:43 pm

New and Updated Labor Laws Coming Soon to California

November 20th, 2017
Several changes to California’s poster will happen before January 1, 2018. Our research team is tracking the updates so that our clients will always be compliant with California’s labor laws. What’s Changing? Cal OSHA Outdated penalty amounts for safety & health standard violations are being removed. In addition, employers will need to make sure that their Injury and Illness Prevention Programs meet the requirements of the California Code of Regulations. Workplace Discrimination The updated […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 2:24 pm

Another Minimum Wage Hike for Employees in San Jose

November 7th, 2017
Do you know the way to San Jose employees’ hearts? A mere 6 months after the July 2017 minimum wage increase, the wage rate is increasing once more by $1.50 per hour effective January 1, 2018. Details of the Minimum Wage Law New Minimum Wage Rate The City of San Jose just released the new minimum wage notice, which reflects an increase to $13.50 per hour effective January 1, 2018. The minimum wage applies […]

Posted by Brenda Pope-Ostrow at 4:50 pm

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