On January 1, 2014 Delaware’s governor signed legislation raising the state’s minimum wage. The increase occurs in two steps: Effective June 1, 2014 the rate increases to $7.75 per hour Effective June 1, 2015 the rate increases again to $8.25 per hour An additional change which was effective last year has been implemented. Back in Read more

States release mandatory updates to labor law posters for 2013. The updates affect areas that include minimum wage, discrimination, unemployment, workers’ compensation among others. Use this checklist to ensure ALL facilities are in compliance with mandatory 2013 updates. Arizona Increase minimum wage California Discrimination and Notices A & B California Pamphlets Workers’ comp, Paid family Read more

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a memo this March to guide field compliance officers and whistleblower investigative staff regarding employer practices that may discourage employee reports of injuries and violate whistleblower statutes. Specifically, the memo reminds OSHA enforcement officials that reporting a work-related injury or illness is a core employee right. Read more

Rules that ensure fairness in the workplace for job applicants, employees and employers are important. This includes the big business of federal contracts. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, nearly one-quarter of the American workforce works for a federal contractor or subcontractor.  The federal agency responsible for ensuring this workplace fairness is the Office Read more

California has ended their 2011 legislative session. Governor Jerry Brown has signed many bills into law that may impact California employers in 2012 and beyond. These enacted bills vary in content and scope. Listed below are some important highlights and how they may affect employers. Gender Identity and Expression and Discrimination Based on Genetic Information: Read more