Viridiana Huerta

This November 4th, South Dakota voters will decide ballot measure to increase minimum wage. Measure 18 would increase the minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50 per hour, effective January 1, 2015. This measure would also address employees whose wages are made through tips. For tipped employees, the minimum wage would be half the minimum wage Read more

Beginning January 1, 2015, Floridians earning minimum wage will see an increase in their pay. The minimum wage will increase from $7.93 per hour to $8.05 per hour. For tipped employees, the increase will be from $4.91 per hour to $5.03 per hour. The law requires a minimum wage adjustment based on inflation and cost Read more

A progress report has been released on the ongoing Mining Health, Safety and Prevention Review, conducted by Ontario’s Chief Prevention Officer (CPO). The review was established to provide safety recommendations that mining industry employers must take note of. The review process will: assess current and emerging occupational health and safety issues in the mining sector Read more

Under the Delaware Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, S.B. 212, employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with limitations due to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related condition. Accommodations may include: Additional equipment for sitting, More frequent or longer breaks, Periodic rest, Assistance with manual labor, Job restructuring, Light-duty assignments, Modified work schedules, Temporary transfers Read more

In the next six months, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will be encouraging stakeholders such as businesses to provide information that could help reduce hazardous chemical exposures in the workplace. OSHA’s current permissible exposure limits (PELs) for chemicals has not been updated since their adoption in 1971 due to the long process to Read more