March 2012

A bill raising the Massachusetts minimum wage cleared the Committee on Labor and Workforce Development last week. This move will likely create a vote in the Senate on the first Massachusetts minimum wage hike in four years. Senate Bill 951 calls for a minimum wage increase in July 2012 to $9.50 per hour and an Read more

Compliance Poster Company has created new Indiana Smoking is Prohibited entrance signs as required by the state’s new non smoking law. The new law prohibits smoking in public places, places of employment, in certain state vehicles and within 8 feet of a public entrance to a public place or place of employment effective July 1, Read more

Facebook provides people with a great way to get in touch and stay in touch with friends and relatives and communicate with people all around the world. Businesses also use Facebook to communicate with customers, advertise their products and services, and grow their business. The social media site clearly provides the employer, employee, or prospect Read more

Compliance Poster Company (CPC) has updated its posters to comply with changes to the lay responder First Aid and CPR/AED materials called for by the American Red Cross. As the essential resource for life-saving techniques and training, Compliance Poster Company relies on the Red Cross for guidance in creating its Choke saving/CPR and First Aid Read more

The US Department of Labor’s (DOL) challenge winning smartphone app, Eat. Shop. Sleep., is one way the DOL is sharing information with the public. Last July, the DOL launched its mobile app challenge, “informAction”, on the US Government’s website is a crowd sourcing website set up so that the public and government can Read more

Rules that ensure fairness in the workplace for job applicants, employees and employers are important. This includes the big business of federal contracts. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, nearly one-quarter of the American workforce works for a federal contractor or subcontractor.  The federal agency responsible for ensuring this workplace fairness is the Office Read more

OSHA’s revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires all employers with hazardous chemicals in the workplace to have a written hazard communication program. This includes labels, safety data sheets, and employee information and training. Major changes to the Hazard Communication Standard: Chemicals will be classified according to their health and physical hazards. Labels will have a Read more

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released action steps for sun protection as part of “SunWise” their program that radiates good ideas. The SunWise Program addresses the public health threat that overexposure in the sun and ultraviolet (UV) radiation presents. Sun exposure poses a particular threat to outdoor workers. Not only can overexposure Read more

There are mandatory changes to Maine’s Whistleblower Protection Act labor law posting.  Compliance Poster Company has updated its Maine All-On-One state and federal labor law poster incorporating this important change.  Maine Law, Title 26 M.R.S.A. Section 839 requires every employer to place the poster in the workplace where workers can easily see it. The Maine Read more