Federal Labor Laws

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has withdrawn its proposed interpretation titled, “Interpretation of OSHA’s Provisions for Feasible Administrative or Engineering Controls of Occupational Noise”, which was published in the Federal Register on October 19, 2010. The intent of the interpretation was to clarify the term, “feasible administrative or engineering controls” that is used in Read more

Effective May 1, 2011 Minimum Wage Rates in Quebec Canada Increase Workers in Quebec will see larger paychecks effective May 1, 2011 when the minimum wage rates increase. Currently the general and clothing industry rates are $9.50 per hour, and $8.25 per hour for employees receiving tips. May 1, the rates will be as follows: Read more

Compliance with FLSA and FMLA laws expected to catch greater scrutiny On December 13, 2010, the U.S. DOL Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced that it was teaming up with the American Bar Association (ABA) to provide an Attorney Referral System for workers who want to file claims for alleged violations of the Fair Labor Read more

What is GINA?Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), which took effect November 21, 2009, prohibits the use of genetic information in making employment decisions, restricts employers from requesting, requiring or purchasing genetic information, and strictly limits the disclosure of genetic information. Title II applies to private and state and local government employers Read more

Federal Form 3 “Notice to Employees” Required for Radiological Working ConditionsNRC Form 3, ‘Notice to Employees” (CPC Poster #74216) is the mandatory federal radiation notice that must be posted in facilities licensed or regulated by the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). In addition, state facilities and activities that possess a license from the applicable state Read more

The “Red Flag” Rule requires financial institutions and creditors to develop and implement written identity theft prevention programs, as part of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions (FACT) Act of 2003. An important note is that every business should review its billing and payment procedures to determine if it’s covered by the Red Flags Rule. Read more

The minimum wage saw another increase July 24th, 2009. Even if you don’t have employees being paid at this rate, this affects your business. Taken from the US Department of Labor Website: The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)The FLSA establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in Read more