Kathy White, J.D.

J.D.

Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Last week, we started a series of blogs on new State of Washington laws going into effect in June that will affect how employers manage an individual’s legal rights and physical protections in the workplace.  In this blog, we will look at Washington’s new Domestic Violence in the Workplace law that prohibits employment discrimination against Read more

Washington State wrapped up the 2018 legislative term with several new laws affecting individuals’ rights in the workplace.  Highlights include equal pay protections, protecting workers who are victims of domestic violence, strong sexual harassment laws, ban-the-box legislation, and a law authorizing increases in the penalties for violations of state occupational safety and health laws. We’ll Read more

Who says you need to be a lawyer to understand compliance with the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? FLSA compliance just got easier with a new tool introduced by the US Department of Labor (DOL). The DOL has created a series of short, easy-to-understand videos explaining employers’ basic responsibilities under the FLSA so employers Read more

OSHA Respirable Crystalline Standard for Construction Poster

Two years ago, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced its final rule requiring employers to limit employees’ occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The rule establishes two separate standards – one for the construction industry and one for general industry and maritime operations.  The most controversial feature of the rule is that Read more

Small Adult Conscious Choking and CPR Poster - English

There are any number of unforeseeable circumstances that might cause someone to experience a life-threatening illness, injury or trauma while in the workplace.  For victims who are choking, have stopped breathing, are in cardiac arrest, or experiencing uncontrolled bleeding, first aid treatment must be provided within the first few minutes to avoid permanent medical impairment 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

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

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