February 2018

Virginia Earned Income Tax Credit

The Commonwealth of Virginia has updated two mandatory notices describing tax benefits that employees may be eligible for during this year’s tax season. Employers are required to post both the federal EITC notice and the state CLI notice to inform employees of the availibity of these earned income tax credits. What’s the EITC? The federal Read more

Wyoming OSHA Peel 'N Post

Wyoming is one of 26 states that operate their own OSHA programs under a Federal OSHA-approved State Plan.  Federal OSHA requires State Plan states to adopt occupational safety and health standards that are at least as effective as Federal OSHA standards.  This includes adopting a penalty structure that is at least as effective as Federal Read more

Paid Sick and Safe Leave

Austin is the latest city to join the paid sick leave bandwagon. On February 19, 2018, the Austin City Council passed the ordinance requiring employers to provide employees who work at least 80 hours in a calendar year to accrue paid sick and safe leave at the rate of one hour for every 30 hours Read more

Nevada Workplace Safety Booklet

The Nevada Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) has updated the Nevada Workplace Safety Booklet in compliance with a law passed during the 2017 legislative session.  SCATS, a division of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry, provides essential workplace safety and health information for employers and employees, including mandatory postings such as the Nevada Read more

Maryland Releases New Required Workplace Postings

This year, Maryland employers have new workplace posting responsibilities – the new Maryland Earned Sick and Safe Leave Employee Notice and a required update to the Employee Rights Under Maryland Unemployment Law notice.  Both notices are included on Compliance Poster Company’s 2018 Maryland All-On-One™ Labor Law Poster. Maryland Sick and Safe Leave is Fast-tracked into Read more

2018 Alaska Safety and Health Protection Peel 'N Post

The Alaska Division of Labor Standards and Safety has revised the mandatory Alaska Safety and Health Protection posting to reflect the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) anti-retaliation provision. Our readers may recall that OSHA issued a Final Rule in 2016 relating to the Recordkeeping and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses regulations. Under the Final Read more

California Employee Tax Information Booklet

California employers – don’t forget to provide your employees with notice of the State and federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).  This notice is required every year to be provided with employees’ annual wage summaries. Distributing Compliance Poster Company’s California Employee Tax Information/EITC Booklet to all employees brings you into compliance with California’s EITC notification Read more

Ontario’s government has passed the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, making several changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000.  Employers covered by this Act should be working on addressing the new amendments, many of which are effective now. Under the new legislation, the minimum wage rate was increased to $14 per hour on January Read more

Maine Employees Can't Be Fired for Using Marijuana Outside of Work

Reminder to Maine employers! Starting February 1, 2018, employees and applicants aged 21 and over are protected from discrimination on the basis of their marijuana usage outside of the workplace. Under state law, employers cannot refuse to employ a person “solely” on the basis of their “consuming marijuana outside of the… employer’s… property.” Schools and Read more