May 2019

The National Safety Council is a nonprofit organization with the mission to eliminate preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education, and advocacy. As part of their mission, the National Safety Council promotes June as National Safety Month. In the workplace, the goal is to raise awareness Read more

Minimum Wage Increase

Late last year, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed an ordinance that would raise the minimum wage for municipal government workers, contractors, and subcontractors to $15 an hour over the next four years. As stated by the Office of the Mayor, the purpose of the new law is to “assure that as many employees as possible Read more

Washington State Bans Salary History

This month, Washington State became the ninth state to prohibit private employers from seeking the wage or salary history of job applicants. Laws barring the use of salary history from pre-employment consideration are intended to remedy persistent earning inequalities between men and women. The reasoning is that historically, women have been offered lower initial pay Read more

Colorado Unemployment Insurance: Notice to Workers Effective Immediately! 2019 Colorado Unemployment Peel ‘N Post™ Colorado All-On-One Labor Law Poster™ What’s changed on the Colorado Unemployment Insurance Notice to Workers? The Colorado Unemployment Insurance Notice to Workers has been redesigned and rewritten with new information on the rights of employees and independent contractors. The notice is Read more

2019 Colorado Unemployment Notice - Peel 'N Post for English Mobile Poster Pak

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) has updated the mandatory Colorado Unemployment Insurance poster. The poster, which provides information on workers’ rights to be properly classified as an employee or an independent contractor, has been substantially redesigned and rewritten with new information on how to obtain information on improper classification and file a Read more

Summer Labor Law Changes Are Coming!

January tends to get all the attention, but many state and municipal labor law changes go into effect in late June or early July. In some cases, employers are required to update mandatory workplace posters so that employees are informed of changes to the law. CPC wants to help you avoid last-minute summer stress. Starting Read more

Kentucky Equal Employment Opportunity Posting

Last month, we reported that Governor Matt Bevin signed the Kentucky Pregnant Workers Act requiring employers with 15 or more employees to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers. Under the Act, employers are required to post a notice of the right to be free from discrimination in relation to pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, Read more

EEO-1 Pay Data For 2017 and 2018

After a period of uncertainty surrounding employer obligations, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that it will collect EEO-1 pay data information for the calendar years of 2018 and 2017. Covered employers will be required to submit this information by September 30, 2019. In addition to EEO-1 pay data, referred to as Component Read more

Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

On July 1, 2019, two new ordinances will go into effect in Seattle, Washington, giving domestic workers labor rights and protections traditionally reserved for mainstream employees. The Domestic Workers Ordinance (a.k.a. “Domestic Workers Bill of Rights”) gives minimum wage, meal and rest break rights to domestic workers. The other ordinance extends the protections of the Read more

Paid Family and Medical Leave

On June 28, 2018, the Massachusetts Legislature passed House Bill 4640, which will gradually raise the minimum wage, and will provide paid family and medical leave (PFML) to employees. Most employees will be eligible to get up to 12 weeks of paid family leave and up to 20 weeks of paid medical leave. The program Read more