Employee Rights

Over the next few weeks, Seattle, WA will be considering an ordinance to provide employees of large employers predictability and flexibility in the scheduling of their work hours. The ordinance, called the Secure Scheduling Proposal, will require giving workers advance notice of their work schedules, pay them for on-call hours, provide them the opportunity to Read more

The recent and upcoming presidential primary elections are making vibrant headlines around the country. On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 voters will elect a new president. Most election days fall on a Tuesday, which has many workers and employers wondering what the law in their state is regarding time off to vote. The laws of almost Read more

On March 24, 2016, Austin became the latest city to approve the Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance also known as “Ban the Box” law. The law applies to employers with at least 15 employees for each working day in each of 20 or more calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year. Under the Ordinance, Read more

As previously shared in our Compliance Poster Company blog, Elizabeth’s Paid Sick Time Law goes into effect today, March 2, 2016. Elizabeth has become the 10th municipality in the state of New Jersey to require private employers to provide paid sick time to their employees. Under the new local law (Ordinance # 4617), employers who employ 10 Read more

On May 7, 2015, the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Department of Labor. Like the MOU between the U.S. Department of Labor and states like Alabama, California, Florida, and Massachusetts, Rhode Island’s agreement was created to battle employee misclassification. State agencies in Rhode Island Read more

On May 5, 2015, a Georgia federal court found employer, Atlas Logistics Group Retail Services, LLC liable of violating the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). In 2012, Atlas found that an employee(s) were using the warehouse facilities to store groceries as lavatories. To find the person or people responsible, Atlas decided to start an investigation Read more

Now effective, Montana law (H 343) prohibits employers from requesting employees and prospective employees’ personal social media passwords. As defined in the law, personal social media means password-protected electronic service or account containing content, including but not limited to email, videos, photographs, blogs, video blogs, podcasts, instant and text messages, internet website profiles or locations, Read more

A new law protecting domestic workers in the state of Massachusetts is now effective. The Massachusetts Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights, effective April 1, 2015, covers individuals who perform work of a domestic nature within a household. Employers employing domestic workers must review their current employment practices to stay compliant. Under the new law, employees Read more