Kathy White, J.D.

J.D.

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

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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

New Mexico Ban the Box

On June 14, 2019, an amendment of New Mexico’s “Ban the Box” law went into effect prohibiting private employers from using job applications that contain questions about an applicant’s criminal arrest or conviction history. This seemingly slight change to the application process is meaningful. Revealing a criminal history on an initial job application often results Read more

Indiana Releases Updated IOSHA Workplace Posting

The Indiana Department of Labor has revised the required Indiana Safety and Health Protection on the Job workplace posting. The workplace posting includes a new section, “Proposed Penalties in Conjunction with a Worker Fatality.” The new section reflects changes made by a recent amendment of the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Act (IOSHA) increasing penalty 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

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