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Keeping you current on the ever changing labor laws

2018 Alaska Safety and Health Protection Peel 'N Post

The Alaska Division of Labor Standards and Safety has revised the mandatory Alaska Safety and Health Protection posting to reflect the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) anti-retaliation provision. Our readers may recall that OSHA issued a Final Rule in 2016 relating to the Recordkeeping and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses regulations. Under the Final Read more

California Employee Tax Information Booklet

California employers – don’t forget to provide your employees with notice of the State and federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).  This notice is required every year to be provided with employees’ annual wage summaries. Distributing Compliance Poster Company’s California Employee Tax Information/EITC Booklet to all employees brings you into compliance with California’s EITC notification Read more

Major Changes to Ontario’s Employment Laws

Ontario’s government has passed the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, making several changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000.  Employers covered by this Act should be working on addressing the new amendments, many of which are effective now. Under the new legislation, the minimum wage rate was increased to $14 per hour on January Read more

Maine Employees Can't Be Fired for Using Marijuana Outside of Work

Reminder to Maine employers! Starting February 1, 2018, employees and applicants aged 21 and over are protected from discrimination on the basis of their marijuana usage outside of the workplace. Under state law, employers cannot refuse to employ a person “solely” on the basis of their “consuming marijuana outside of the… employer’s… property.” Schools and Read more

Are You Ready? OSHA Form 300A Posting Deadline is February 1

Employers – it’s time to prepare your OSHA Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses! The OSHA Form 300A Posting Deadline is February 1 Each February 1, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to post in the workplace OSHA Form 300A, which lists a summary of the total number of job-related Read more

Cooperative Dialogue

On January 19, 2018, the New York City Council enacted Int. 0804, amending the New York City Human Rights Law (NYHRL). Currently, the NYHRL requires covered entities, including employers, public accommodations, and housing, to make reasonable accommodations for victims of domestic violence, individuals with pregnancy and related conditions, religious needs, and disabilities. Under the new Read more

Maine Labor Law Posters

Maine employers, are your labor law posters up to date? You might want to double-check! While many were surely prepared to update their minimum wage posters for 2018, it may come as a surprise that the Maine Department of Labor (MDOL) also made an important revision to the Maine Employment Security Poster – especially since Read more

Hawaii employers, it’s time to update!  The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) has updated two required workplace notices consistent with new laws passed last summer.  Compliance Poster Company has updated the Hawaii All-On-One™ Labor Law Poster to include these major changes and other new information included on the updated Hawaii workplace notices. Read more

Breastfeeding Employees

Before leaving office, Governor Chris Christie signed several bills into laws. One of these enacted bills, AB 2294, amends the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination to ban discrimination against breastfeeding employees. Employers cannot refuse to hire, discharge, or discriminate against a breastfeeding employee in compensation and other terms, conditions or privileges of employment. Employers are Read more