Kathy White, Esq.

Kansas Equal Opportunity in Employment Peel 'N Post

What changed and why? The Kansas 2021 Equal Opportunity in Employment posting has been updated consistent with Guidance from the Kansas Human Rights Commission (KHRC) issued in response to the 2020 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Bostock v. Clayton County. In the landmark civil rights case, the Supreme Court held that the prohibition of discrimination Read more

2021 Your Rights Under Illinois Employment Laws

Earlier this month, the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) announced the state’s minimum wage increase going into effect on January 1, 2021. Starting next month, the minimum wage rate increases from $10.00 per hour to $11.00 per hour. The change comes as a result of legislation passed in 2019 incrementally increasing the minimum wage rate Read more

2021 Vermont Minimum Wage Posting Released

The Vermont Department of Labor has updated the state-mandated Minimum Wage posting to reflect the minimum wage rate increase going into effect on January 1, 2021. The law requires every employer to prominently post the Minimum Wage posting in the workplace so that employees may refer to it. (VT Admin. Code §24-090-003). Compliance Poster Company Read more

As we begin to celebrate the 2020 holiday season, we are reminded of how very different this year has been and how it has shaped us moving forward. In business, at home, with family, friends, and colleagues, in our community and our country, together we faced unforeseen challenges, learned to delight in small pleasures, conquered Read more

New Mexico Discrimination is Against the Law Peel 'N Post

Earlier this year, New Mexico lawmakers passed an amendment (HB 25) to the state’s Human Rights Act making it unlawful for employers, places of public accommodation, and housing providers, to discriminate against any person because of pregnancy, childbirth or related condition. The required New Mexico Discrimination is Against the Law workplace posting has been updated Read more

This summer, the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) has made it a priority to ensure that employers are aware of and are complying with workplace posting responsibilities. In a July 23, 2020 press release, the IDOL emphasized that Illinois employers “must provide important health, safety and labor law information with required posters.” The press release Read more

Work-Related COVID-19

As the economy begins to reopen, many employees will be returning to the workplace after COVID-19 restrictions. To ensure the workplace is safe, employers are implementing protocols to ensure sick employees stay home, facilities are clean and configured for optimal safety, and workers comply with their employer’s exposure prevention policy. Unfortunately, the threat of the Read more