Compliance News

Keeping you current on the ever changing labor laws

Sick Leave

New York employers will soon be required to provide employees accrued sick leave. The New York Sick Leave Law is scheduled to take effect September 30, 2020. Employees, however, will not be entitled to use the sick leave until January 1, 2021. The amount of paid or unpaid sick leave will depend on the employer’s Read more

Puerto Rico Unemployment Insurance Peel 'N Post

The Puerto Rico Department of Labor and Human Resources (Departamento del Trabajo y Recursos Humanos) has revised the Unemployment Insurance notice with updated information on how to apply for benefits. To be considered eligible for unemployment benefits, claimants must submit an initial claim through the Claimant’s Services Web Portal. Claimants must be physically able to Read more

New Mexico Discrimination is Against the Law Peel 'N Post

Earlier this year, New Mexico lawmakers passed an amendment (HB 25) to the state’s Human Rights Act making it unlawful for employers, places of public accommodation, and housing providers, to discriminate against any person because of pregnancy, childbirth or related condition. The required New Mexico Discrimination is Against the Law workplace posting has been updated Read more

This summer, the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) has made it a priority to ensure that employers are aware of and are complying with workplace posting responsibilities. In a July 23, 2020 press release, the IDOL emphasized that Illinois employers “must provide important health, safety and labor law information with required posters.” The press release Read more

Essential Workers

In response to the public health emergency caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont has signed a new executive order. Executive Order No. 7JJJ creates a “rebuttable presumption” that an essential worker who initiates a claim for workers compensation benefits, and who missed at least one day of work between March 10, Read more

2020 New York Minimum Wage Peel 'N Post

On December 31, 2019, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the end of subminimum wage for miscellaneous industries. In 2018, the governor directed the New York State Labor Commissioner to examine the impact of minimum wage tip credits across different industries. The New York State Department of Labor held hearings and received comments from Read more