employee rights

OSHA Whistleblower Complaint Form Updated

Continuing the trend of modernization we’ve seen recently from federal agencies, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has decided to take advantage of the interactivity that the use of online forms makes possible. The agency’s online whistleblower complaint form has been revised to ensure that individuals issuing complaints are aware of their rights and Read more

Starting October 1, 2015, Connecticut employers will be prohibited from requesting employees and prospective employees’ personal online accounts passwords. Under the enacted Bill 426, employers may not request or require employees or applicants to authenticate or access a personal online account in their presence, nor can they require employees or applicants to accept an invitation Read more

Posted on June 9, 2015 by Kathleen White, Research & Compliance The Nevada Labor Commissioner requires all employers to post the Nevada Annual Minimum Wage Bulletin and Annual Daily Overtime Bulletin announcing the minimum hourly wage and the hourly pay rate below which an employee will qualify for daily overtime effective July 1. Each year Nevada’s minimum wage rate is reviewed Read more

The District of Columbia has stepped up enforcement efforts against wage theft. The District’s Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act of 2014 (WTPAA) went into effect on February 26, 2015, imposing new recordkeeping obligations on employers, establishing additional wage enforcement procedures, and increasing penalties and damages when an employer violates one of several wage payment laws. Read more

Two recent California court decisions have interpreted features of California law that affect how employees spend their break time and what their employers can expect. Specifically, the decisions concern employee reprieve from work and availability during meal and rest periods. Applicable Law In California, employee meal and rest periods are prescribed by statute and Industrial Read more

Effective January 1, 2015, state of Washington will have the country’s highest state minimum wage rate at $9.47 per hour.  Washington is one of several states that annually adjust the minimum wage rate based on changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI).  Since last year the CPI has increased 1.59 percent leading to state minimum Read more

On Tuesday, California Bay Area voters approved minimum wage hikes for the cities of San Francisco and Oakland. For workers in San Francisco, passage of the ballot measure will mean two raises in 2015. San Francisco Minimum Wage The City of San Francisco Minimum Wage Measure J was approved by 77% of voters. The measure Read more