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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

New Jersey Labor Law Poster

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has released a new mandatory workplace notice for employers. Earlier this year, Governor Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill 5843, requiring employers to post a notice regarding employee misclassification. The notice must contain the following information: An explanation of the prohibition for employer to misclassify its employees; Read more

Work-Related COVID-19

As the economy begins to reopen, many employees will be returning to the workplace after COVID-19 restrictions. To ensure the workplace is safe, employers are implementing protocols to ensure sick employees stay home, facilities are clean and configured for optimal safety, and workers comply with their employer’s exposure prevention policy. Unfortunately, the threat of the Read more

Covid-19 Unemployment Compensation

Assistance to Separated Workers As we confront the many challenges brought about by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), federal and state lawmakers have been working tirelessly to minimize the financial hardships placed on workers who have lost their jobs as a result of the disease outbreak. Expanding the availability of unemployment compensation (UC) is one way to Read more

New Version of Form I-9 Is Now Required

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a new version of Form I-9. Starting this Friday, May 1, 2020, employers must start using Form I-9 Revision 10/21/19. The form is used to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals (both citizen and noncitizen) hired for employment in the United States. Both Read more

COVID-19 paid leave

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, a growing number of laws have required employers to temporarily adjust leave policies to better protect the welfare of their employees during this health crisis. One priority has been providing employees with paid time off from work to obtain COVID-19 related health care and recover from the virus, Read more

Puerto Rico Labor Law Poster

Earlier this year, Governor Vazquez signed Law No. 9-2020, also known as the Working Women’s Bill of Rights. Unlike most laws, the Working Women’s Bill of Rights was enacted for informational purposes. The law centralizes a non-exhaustive compilation of rights already recognized in other Puerto Rico labor laws. The law does not create any new Read more

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Poster - Private employer bilingual

Working together to protect employees in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency, the U.S. Congress and President Donald Trump took swift legislative action this month to enable employees to care for afflicted family members, themselves and their children without fear of losing their jobs or financial stability. On March 18, 2020, the Families Read more