labor law

Last month, the Alberta Ministry of Labour announced that the province’s Employment Standards Code and Labour Relations Code will undergo review. Prior to a full governmental review, the Ministry has opened a comment period for Albertan employers and workers, which is due to come to an end next week on April 18, 2017.The changes which Read more

In just one week California’s minimum wage increases by $1.00 from $8.00 to $9.00 per hour. This increase shouldn’t come as a surprise because it takes time to implement procedures to remain in compliance with relevant state and federal labor laws. In the event you did not know about the minimum wage increase we have Read more

Canadian Provinces, Ontario and Prince Edward Island have minimum wage increases coming soon. Effective June 1, 2014 the general minimum wage rate for Ontario increases by 75 cents from $10.25 per hour to $11.00 per hour. There are minimum wage rate distinctions as outlined below: The student worker rate will  increase by 70 cents from Read more

California Labor Commissioner Julie Su recently announced a statewide multilingual wage theft campaign designed to educate employers and workers about labor standards such as minimum wage, overtime, and meal and rest break requirements. The campaign features a variety of outreach efforts, especially geared toward reaching low-wage workers.  According to Christine Baker, Director of the CA Read more

Effective April 20, 2014, all employers in the City of Philadelphia are required to provide written notice of the recently enacted Pregnancy Accommodation Rights Law. This notice must be provided to new employees at commencement of employment.  Ideally, the notice would be included in an employee handbook or other form of hiring package. As for Read more

Article 3 of Chapter 5 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated relating to kidnapping, false imprisonment, and related offenses has been amended. The amendments provide protections for persons that are subject to human trafficking, which is illegal in the state. To ensure the notice is seen by victims of human trafficking Read more

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released action steps for sun protection as part of “SunWise” their program that radiates good ideas. The SunWise Program addresses the public health threat that overexposure in the sun and ultraviolet (UV) radiation presents. Sun exposure poses a particular threat to outdoor workers. Not only can overexposure Read more