August 2019

Pregnant and Nursing Employees

During the 2019 legislative session, Governor Janet Mills signed HB 487, extending protections for pregnant and nursing employees in the state of Maine. Under the law, which goes into effect September 19, 2019, employers must provide reasonable accommodations for pregnancy-related conditions. Pregnancy-related condition is defined in the new law as “a known limitation of an Read more

The Washington Employment Security Department (ESD) has just released two workplace notices that must be posted by all Washington employers – the new Washington Domestic Violence Resources notice and the revised Unemployment Benefits notice.  The notices are aimed at making sure that individuals are aware of the resources available to them in the event they Read more

salary ban

This January, New Jersey will join a growing number of states that prohibit employers from inquiring about workers’ compensation and salary experience. The new law (AB 1094) will prohibit employers from directly asking job applicants about their salary history, searching publicly available records for an applicant’s salary history, or using salary history disclosed during a Read more

Attention New Jersey Employers Wage and Hour Abstract: The posting has been updated with the following minimum wage rates and effective dates: Date Most Employers Seasonal & Small Employers (fewer than 6) Agricultural Employers *Cash Wage for Tipped Workers 7/1/19 $10.00 $8.85 $8.85 $2.63 1/1/20 $11.00 $10.30 $10.30 $3.13 1/1/21 $12.00 $11.10 No change $4.13 1/1/22 Read more

New Jersey Labor Law Posters

Earlier this year, Governor Phil Murphy signed two bills into laws that expand New Jersey’s leave laws and amend the wage and hour law. Most amendments are effective now. Covered employers must review the new laws to ensure compliance. Bill A 3975 Under enacted Bill A 3975, New Jersey’s Family Leave Act expands its reach Read more

staff training

California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) makes sexual harassment in the workplace illegal. Under the law, employers have an affirmative duty to take reasonable steps to prevent harassment from occurring and to promptly correct harassing conduct.  In addition, employers are responsible for taking certain specified measures to ensure a workplace that is free from Read more