Labor Law Notices

WA Your Rights as a Worker

Lawmakers in Washington State have been active in recent years enacting groundbreaking new laws promoting workers’ family stability and economic security. Two significant examples are the 2017 Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) insurance program and the 2018 Equal Pay Opportunity Act (EPOA). The Department of Labor & Industries is informing employers and employees of 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

Right to Work Poster

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and its E-Verify division have released a new Right to Work poster. Employers that participate in E-Verify must post the Right to Work poster along with the E-Verify Participation poster in the workplace. The posters must be displayed in both English and Spanish. Employers must replace previous Read more

Kentucky Labor Law Posters

On July 17, 2018, Kentucky Governor Matthew G. Bevin passed Executive Order 2018-586 abolishing the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board. The Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board consisted of a thirteen-member body chaired by the Secretary of Labor. The Board was created to adopt and promulgate occupational safety and health rules, regulations, and standards Read more

Earned Sick Leave

On October 12, 2018, Westchester County, New York, enacted a new ordinance titled Earned Sick Leave Law. Starting April 10, 2019, private employers with five or more employees, or one or more domestic workers, will be required to provide paid sick leave. Private employers with less than five employees must provide unpaid sick time. The Read more

Michigan Labor Law Posters

On December 13, 2018, Governor Snyder signed two bills to increase the minimum wage and grant a new paid leave. Employers in the state of Michigan are required to update their labor law posters to be in compliance with new state changes. Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act Under the Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act, the Read more