Starting January 1, 2016, Rhode Island minimum wage employees will soon see a boost in their paychecks. On June 17, 2015, Governor Gina M. Raimondo signed bill H 5079, approving a minimum wage rate increase. The minimum wage rate will increase from $9.00 per hour to $9.60 per hour beginning on January 1, 2016.   Read more

March 2013 marks a milestone in American workforce history. One hundred years ago on March 4, then President William Howard Taft signed legislation creating the U.S. Department of Labor. The US DOL’s mission is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; Read more

Compliance Poster Company is closely watching as California Assembly Labor and Employment Committee furthers two important legislative bills for consideration, Minimum Wage (Annual Adjustments) and Discrimination in Employment (Reasonable Accommodations).  These bills advanced further through the legislative process on Wednesday, with “Do Pass” approvals. Annual adjustments in the hourly minimum wage are provided for on Read more

Connecticut Minimum Wage legislative passed a second round of committee votes with favorable reports on Friday. If enacted the minimum wage bill would increase the minimum wage and penalties for failure to pay the specified rate.  Currently Connecticut’s minimum wage is $8.25 per hour up from $6.90 back in 2003. The proposed bill calls for Read more

Minimum wage increases are a hot topic today. New York is among many states where minimum wage-related labor law legislation is being considered. In fact, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) as of March 7th, 2012, 23 states introduced bills to raise the minimum wage during their 2012 legislative sessions. Minimum Wage Read more

A bill raising the Massachusetts minimum wage cleared the Committee on Labor and Workforce Development last week. This move will likely create a vote in the Senate on the first Massachusetts minimum wage hike in four years. Senate Bill 951 calls for a minimum wage increase in July 2012 to $9.50 per hour and an Read more

There are mandatory changes to the New Hampshire Minimum Wage Law, as amended, as a result of 2011 enacted legislation. The repealed New Hampshire State minimum wage has been matched with the federal and further clarification with respect to tipped employees has been added to the NH Minimum Wage Labor Law poster.  These changes are 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

A state legislative session summary may sound like a boring proposition, but important laws and amendments to laws can make for interesting news especially when they positively affect one group or another.  Before we recap Maine and New Hampshire’s 2011 legislative sessions we will briefly review an important portion of our democratic system, the legislative Read more