June 2019


Following pressure from business leaders, Governor Baker signed an emergency bill (S 2255) on June 13th to delay the start of employer and employee contributions to the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) program by three months. The new effective date is October 1, 2019. This delay will allow covered employers more time to Read more

The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation has released a required update to the Maryland Minimum Wage and Overtime Law Notice following the enactment of legislation (HB 166) in March incrementally raising the state minimum wage rate to $15.00 per hour. To put this law in place, state lawmakers had to override Maryland Governor Larry Read more

Heat Illness Prevention: Don’t Sweat It CPC’s Heat Illness Prevention products make workplace training a breeze! Outdoor Heat Stress Illness Prevention Poster   Supports heat illness training Raises awareness of weather and working conditions Reinforces preventive measures and response procedures   Heat Illness Pamphlets Indoor Heat Stress Illness Prevention Poster What is heat illness? Workers are Read more

Federal Service and Manufacturing Poster English

Executive Order 13496 and U.S. Department of Labor (US DOL) regulations require Federal contractors and subcontractors to post a notice informing their employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). (See 29 CFR Part 471). The NLRA is the primary law governing relations between unions and employers in the private sector.  The Read more

Marijuana Tests

On April 9, 2019, the New York City Council passed a bill (Int. 1445-2019) banning pre-employment marijuana tests. The bill became law on May 10, 2019 when Mayor Bill de Blasio did not sign or veto the bill within 30 days of passage. Starting May 10, 2020, New York City employers will be prohibited from Read more

2019 Illinois Poster Updates 2019 Municipal  Minimum Wage Posters Effective July 1, 2019! · Required for employers with facilities in Cook County or the City of Chicago. Sexual Harassment in Higher Education Poster Effective immediately!  · Required for universities, colleges, and other post-secondary educational institutions. 2019 City of Chicago, IL Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Poster Read more

2019 Chicago Minimum Wage Notice and Cook County Minimum Wage Notice Now Available

The minimum wage rate for most workers in the state of Illinois won’t change until 2020, but employers in some municipalities will see an increase a little sooner than that. Effective July 1, 2019, employers in the City of Chicago must post the updated 2019 Chicago Minimum Wage notice to inform workers in the city Read more

Attention New York Employers Poster Update Needed – Effective Immediately! New York  Time Off to Vote Poster   What’s new? On April 1, 2019, the New York Legislature passed the state’s 2020 budget, amending the Election Leave Law. Effective immediately, employers must provide registered voters with up to three hours to vote. Employers must also Read more

2019 Washington State “Your Rights as a Worker” Posting  Now Available 2019 Your Rights as a Worker Peel ‘N Post™ Washington State All-On-One Labor Law Poster™ What’s New? New! Washington Equal Pay Opportunity Act (EPOA) (RCW 49.58) New! Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave Law (PFML)(RCW 50A.04) Also updated: Second meal period must be provided to agricultural Read more

New Massachusetts Required Notice – Effective July 1st 2019 Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Peel ‘N Post™ Massachusetts All-On-One Labor Law Poster™ What’s changed? Under Massachusetts’ Paid Family and Medical Leave Law (HB 4640), Massachusetts employers must provide paid family and medical leave to employees. Starting in 2021, employees may be eligible for up Read more