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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

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

The National Safety Council is a nonprofit organization with the mission to eliminate preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education, and advocacy. As part of their mission, the National Safety Council promotes June as National Safety Month. In the workplace, the goal is to raise awareness Read more

Minimum Wage Increase

Late last year, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed an ordinance that would raise the minimum wage for municipal government workers, contractors, and subcontractors to $15 an hour over the next four years. As stated by the Office of the Mayor, the purpose of the new law is to “assure that as many employees as possible Read more

Kentucky Equal Employment Opportunity Posting

Last month, we reported that Governor Matt Bevin signed the Kentucky Pregnant Workers Act requiring employers with 15 or more employees to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers. Under the Act, employers are required to post a notice of the right to be free from discrimination in relation to pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, Read more

Paid Family and Medical Leave

On June 28, 2018, the Massachusetts Legislature passed House Bill 4640, which will gradually raise the minimum wage, and will provide paid family and medical leave (PFML) to employees. Most employees will be eligible to get up to 12 weeks of paid family leave and up to 20 weeks of paid medical leave. The program Read more

Pregnant Workers

On April 9, 2019, Governor Matt Bevin signed the Kentucky Pregnant Workers Act requiring employers with 15 or more employees to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions. Employers should review and update all accommodation procedures. The Act became effective immediately. Under the Act, the definition of “reasonable accommodations” is expanded to include: Read more

New York Time Off to Vote Poster

On April 1, 2019, the New York Legislature passed the 2019-2020 budget, amending the New York Election Law. Effective immediately, all employers must provide registered voters with up to three hours’ time off at the beginning or end of working hours to vote. Registered voters must request time off to vote at least two working Read more

Lactation Room

If you’ve been following our blog, you are aware that last year New York City passed two bills that amended the New York City Administrative Code to expand protections for nursing mothers in the workplace. Employers with four or more employees are required to provide reasonable accommodations for employees to express breast milk. This new Read more