Legislation

Rhode Island Minimum Wage

The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training has revised its minimum wage notice to reflect the new minimum wage rate effective January 1, 2018. Employers subject to any provisions of the Rhode Island Minimum Wage Law must display the updated Minimum Wage notice in an area accessible to employees. The minimum wage increase comes Read more

New York Labor Law Posters

Employers in the state of New York are required to update their labor law posters to be in compliance with new state changes. The changes include an increase in the minimum wage rate and updates concerning the New York Wage Deduction Law. Our readers may recall that during the 2016 legislative session, Senate Bill 6406 Read more

Safe Time

On November 6, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed Int. 1313-A, amending the Earned Sick Time Act. Under the Act, which was renamed Earned Safe and Sick Time, employers must allow employees to use paid time off for safe time for family offense matters, sexual offenses, stalking and human trafficking, and their Read more

Connecticut Labor Law Posters

Employers in the state of Connecticut are required, once again, to update their labor law posters to be in compliance with new state changes. The changes include a new protected class under the Human Rights Law and new information on claims for workers’ compensation. Last month, Connecticut posters were updated with the new mandatory pregnancy Read more

Rhode Island’s Healthy and Safe Families and Workplace Act

Paid sick leave laws continue to be a growing trend in the United States. Rhode Island is the latest state to join seven states and Washington, D.C. in requiring paid sick leave. Under the Healthy and Safe Families and Workplace Act, effective July 1, 2018, employers with 18 employees must allow employees to accrue and Read more

Texas Bilingual State Hospital Handgun Poster

During the 2017 legislative session, Texas passed a new handgun law that became effective today, September 1st. Under the new law, volunteer emergency services personnel with a license to carry a handgun will be allowed to carry a handgun while on duty. A volunteer emergency services personnel includes a volunteer firefighter, an emergency medical services Read more

Oregon Secure Scheduling Law

Last week Governor Kate Brown signed SB 828 into law, making Oregon the first state to mandate secure scheduling (also known as “predictive scheduling” or “safe scheduling”) for service workers. Although it’s been a boon for employers, the growth of technology which allows employers to structure employee scheduling around up-to-the-minute analyses of customer foot traffic Read more