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Berkeley Adopts Paid Sick Leave and Workplace Flexibility Laws

The City of Berkeley has two new laws that provide employees with work flexibility and financial stability when they need time away from work for personal wellness and family responsibilities. The first measure goes back to the election in November 2014, when 78% of voters called on the City Council to pass a “right-to-request” flexible Read more

New Hampshire Labor law compliance Poster

The New Hampshire Department of Labor has released the updated Protective Legislation Law posting. Our readers may recall that Governor Chris Sununu signed House Bill 194 on May 12, 2017, amending the New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated (RSA). Under the new law, employers are allowed to pay employees biweekly without having to get a special Read more

Minneapolis Minimum Wage

Coming close on the heels of the city’s recent implementation of mandatory paid sick and safe time, the Minneapolis City Council has again turned its focus to employment policy. Beginning January 1, 2018, large employers must pay employees a minimum wage of $10 per hour, to rise each July thereafter until it reaches $15 per Read more

Missouri Lowers Minimum Wage

Just when we thought it was over, Missouri’s Legislature makes a surprise. Starting August 28, 2017, the minimum wage rate in the City of St. Louis will drop from $10.00 per hour to $7.70 per hour.  A house bill (1194) preempting local minimum wages in the state has been passed.  Political subdivisions are prohibited from requiring Read more

North Dakota Workers' Comp Crackdown

Although budget battles with Governor Doug Burgum and the ramp-up to medical marijuana stole headlines, several bills passed during North Dakota’s 2017 legislative session signaled the state’s  increased commitment to ensuring care for injured workers – without raising premiums for employers who fulfill their existing obligations under the law. Effective August 1, 2017, two laws Read more

Maine Tip Credit is Here to Stay

Although Maine’s legislative session has been fraught, leading to blocked bills and government shutdown over the 4th of July weekend, at least there’s one thing everyone could agree on: the tip credit should stay. A controversial portion of Maine’s minimum wage law which would do away with the use of tips being counted as wages Read more