June 2014

Compliance Poster Company (CPC) is the leading provider of All-On-One labor law posters for Canadian provinces. Each poster order from CPC’s Canadian province poster line comes as a set, with an All-On-One poster and a Companion poster. The poster sets describe codified rights and responsibilities under various labor laws and provide employees with required notices. Read more

In 2013, Rhode Island’s governor signed legislation regarding Fair Employment Practices, expanding protections afforded applicants. State law prohibits employers from asking applicants about arrest records, and makes it unlawful to ask about convictions until at or after a first interview (with certain exceptions). The law is now effective and the protections have been added to Read more

Connecticut’s governor has signed many bills during this 2014 legislative session. One of the most notable concerns increases to the minimum wage. Senate Bill 32, An Act Concerning Working Families’ Wages takes effect July 1, 2014. The bill calls for increases to Connecticut’s minimum wage. The state minimum hourly wage will increase from $8.70 to Read more

In just one week California’s minimum wage increases by $1.00 from $8.00 to $9.00 per hour. This increase shouldn’t come as a surprise because it takes time to implement procedures to remain in compliance with relevant state and federal labor laws. In the event you did not know about the minimum wage increase we have Read more

Under The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) eligible employees of covered employers are entitled to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. This includes certain military family leave provisions which are also outlined under the Act. The Department of Labor is getting close to publishing a Notice of Proposed Rule-making (NPRM) Read more

This month, Louisiana Economic Development launches the Louisiana Job Connection, a new, free website designed to meet the increasing talent demands of Louisiana employers with the skills of job seekers. The website promises an accelerated job/applicant search process saving employers and prospective employees time and money, reducing unemployment, increasing productivity and expanding sales for small Read more

Statistics show there was a period of decline in teen summer employment rates in the early to mid 2000’s. Was the decline due to more teens concentrating on academics or the result of a weakened labor market due to recessionary times?  Probably a little of both, but according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics May Read more

Twice a year, the federal Department of Labor (DOL) releases its regulatory agenda indicating its rulemaking and enforcement priorities for the coming one-year period.  This spring, the DOL announced that it will pay particular attention to Wage and Hour Division regulations.  The proposed rulemaking activity will impact employers across all industries. Among the proposed changes, Read more