January 2018

Are You Ready? OSHA Form 300A Posting Deadline is February 1

Employers – it’s time to prepare your OSHA Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses! The OSHA Form 300A Posting Deadline is February 1 Each February 1, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to post in the workplace OSHA Form 300A, which lists a summary of the total number of job-related Read more

Cooperative Dialogue

On January 19, 2018, the New York City Council enacted Int. 0804, amending the New York City Human Rights Law (NYHRL). Currently, the NYHRL requires covered entities, including employers, public accommodations, and housing, to make reasonable accommodations for victims of domestic violence, individuals with pregnancy and related conditions, religious needs, and disabilities. Under the new Read more

Maine Labor Law Posters

Maine employers, are your labor law posters up to date? You might want to double-check! While many were surely prepared to update their minimum wage posters for 2018, it may come as a surprise that the Maine Department of Labor (MDOL) also made an important revision to the Maine Employment Security Poster – especially since Read more

Hawaii employers, it’s time to update!  The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) has updated two required workplace notices consistent with new laws passed last summer.  Compliance Poster Company has updated the Hawaii All-On-One™ Labor Law Poster to include these major changes and other new information included on the updated Hawaii workplace notices. Read more

Breastfeeding Employees

Before leaving office, Governor Chris Christie signed several bills into laws. One of these enacted bills, AB 2294, amends the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination to ban discrimination against breastfeeding employees. Employers cannot refuse to hire, discharge, or discriminate against a breastfeeding employee in compensation and other terms, conditions or privileges of employment. Employers are Read more

Alberta Fair and Family-Friendly Workplaces

We all knew it was coming, but some employers may still be surprised to find that it’s already here: Alberta’s Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act is now in effect. The Act, which passed the Legislative Assembly in June of 2017, represents the first update to the Employment Standards Code in nearly 30 years. The process Read more

Last summer, the Vermont legislature amended the state’s Fair Employment Practices law to add workplace protections for pregnant employees.  The law went into effect on January 1, 2018, and it requires employers to make reasonable job accommodations for women experiencing conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth.  The law acknowledges the role of working women in Read more

Montana 2018 Minimum Wage

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry Employment Relations Division recently released the new 2018 Minimum Wage posting. Our readers may recall that Montana is required to adjust their minimum wage rate based on the increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). If there is no increase in the CPI, no adjustment is made. If Read more

Seattle 2018 Workplace Poster

Three cities in the State of Washington – Seattle, Tacoma and SeaTac – have announced increases in their minimum wage rates for 2018 and have released revisions to their mandatory minimum wage notices.  Each city has a minimum wage rate that is higher than the statewide minimum wage rate which went up to $11.50 per Read more