General labor law

2021 Montana Minimum Wage

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry has updated the Minimum Wage posting with the new 2021 minimum wage rate. The rate applies to most employees in Montana, with limited exceptions including tipped employees. A business not covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act whose gross annual sales are $110,000 or less may pay $4.00 Read more

On March 7, 2017, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that trial courts can make discretionary rulings when establishing remedies. The plaintiff in Wall Systems Inc. v. William Pompa is a building contractor that filed a lawsuit against his employee, William Pompa. The plaintiff claimed that the defendant had breached the duty of loyalty by charging Read more

On March 7, 2016, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio passed Executive Order 16 providing transgender and gender non-conforming individuals access to single-sex facilities owned or operated by the City. The purpose of the Order is to ensure individuals are protected against discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression. As defined in Read more

The US Department of Labor (DOL) is currently in the process of revising federal overtime rules such that an estimated 5 million more white-collar workers soon will be eligible for overtime pay. The DOL has been in the process of revising federal overtime rules since last summer and it received nearly 300,000 comments to the Read more

Beginning January 1, 2016, Oregon employees will have new protections and their employers will have new legal responsibilities. Following a busy legislative year, the following are some of the new laws taking effect this January that affect Oregon workplaces: Statewide Mandatory Paid Sick Leave – Effective January 1, 2016, Oregon employers with 10 or more Read more

The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) has incorporated several major labor law changes to its employer required postings. To ensure complete posting compliance, employers should post the updated 2016 Oregon All-On-One Labor Law poster featuring the following Oregon law changes: Oregon 2016 Minimum Wage Although Oregon’s minimum wage rate will not increase from Read more

The North Dakota Department of Labor and Human Rights has released a new Minimum Wage and Work Conditions Summary posting. During North Dakota’s 2015 legislative session, several labor laws were passed, including two laws that caused major revisions on the Minimum Wage and Work Conditions Summary posting. The revised posting includes a new list of Read more

In this age digital communication, employers often wonder whether they can avoid physical posting of mandatory labor law notices in the workplace by posting the notices electronically on a company website. Almost always, the answer is no. Electronic posting cannot be used as a substitute for physical posting. Is physical posting required by law? The Read more