Archive for October, 2013

Florida Releases Newly Mandated Labor Law Posting

  • 17th October 2013

Florida has released their 2014 Minimum Wage posting, in effect January 1, 2014
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The 2014 Florida Minimum Wage poster has been released, reflecting the upcoming wage increase from $7.79 per hour to $7.93 per hour. Additionally, the minimum wage for tipped employees will be increasing from $4.77 per hour to $4.91 per hour. Effective date is 1/1/2014.

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New Mandated Labor Law Posting for Illinois

  • 17th October 2013

Illinois has released a new Emergency Care for Choking posting. This posting is effective as of September 2013. Current Illinois labor law posters will need to be replaced to include this new posting.

What is this posting?

The Illinois Department of Public Health has updated their required Emergency Care for Choking poster. The new poster has extensive differences, with different emergency instructions, different demonstrative pictures, and clarifications on how to respond in an emergency situation. Additionally, the revised poster reflects the new address of the Illinois Department of Public Health. Effective date is September, 2013.
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New Mandated Posting Change for Maryland In Effect October 1,2013

  • 14th October 2013

md-state-and-federal-e-compliance-500x586Maryland has released a new Notice to Tipped Employees posting, which is required for all businesses who have employees who receive tips. This posting is effective as of October 1, 2013. Current posters will need to be thrown, and replaced with an updated poster.

What is this posting?

The Maryland Division of Labor and Industry, Employment Standards Service has release a new Notice to Tipped Employees. A “tipped employee” is an employee who makes $30 or more in tips each month. This notice establishes that employers may not deduct wages from a tipped employee’s check in order to cover the costs of charges made by customers who leave without paying for their food or beverages.

This posting is in effect October 1, 2013. Click here to update your current Maryland Labor Law Posters.

 

Ohio Minimum Wage Posting Ahead

  • 11th October 2013

ohioThe state of Ohio has passed a minimum wage increase, in effect January 1, 2014. The change is from the current $7.85 an hour to $7.95 an hour for non tipped employees and $3.98 per hour for tipped employees, plus tips. The increase applies to businesses with an annual gross receipt of $292,000 per year.

The state’s Constitutional Amendment passed in November 2006, mandates that Ohio’s minimum wage shall increase on January 1st of each year, by the rate of inflation. The CPI, or Consumer Price Index, rose 1.5 percent over the twelve month period from September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2013.

Ohio labor law posters must include this new posting to stay current for 2014. Purchase Ohio labor law posters, protect yourself from future changes and minimize the risk of fines and penalties by clicking here.


Required Notice for Maryland: Reasonable Accommodations for Disabilities Due to Pregnancy Act

  • 3rd October 2013

maryland-labor-pregnancyMaryland’s Reasonable Accommodations for Disabilities Due to Pregnancy Act takes effect on Oct. 1st.

Employers with 15 or more employees must have this posting in place ASAP. While the state of Maryland’s poster is still in production, employers are still required to post notice. The information in the notice concerns an employee’s rights to reasonable accommodations and leave for a disability caused or contributed to by pregnancy.

The Act states:

  •     Employers must explore with a pregnant employee all possible means of providing reasonable accommodations, including: changing the employee’s job duties, changing the employee’s work hours, relocating the employee’s work area, providing mechanical or electrical aids, transferring the employee to a less strenuous or less hazardous position, or providing leave.
  •     Employers may require certification from the employee’s health care providing concerning the medical advisability of a reasonable accommodation to the same extent certification is required for other temporary disabilities.
  •     Employers may not interfere with, restrain, or deny the exercise of, or the attempt to exercise, any right provided under the Reasonable Accommodations for Disabilities Due to Pregnancy Act.”

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Washington Minimum Wage Increase Expected

  • 3rd October 2013

washington-min wageThe Department of Labor & Industries announced that Washington’s minimum wage will increase to $9.32 an hour beginning January 1, 2014.

The increase is 13 cents from the current $9.19 an hour rate. The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners’ and Clerical Workers has had a 1.455 percent increase in the past 12 months. This CPI measures the average changes in pricing for consumer goods and services, purchased by the urban wage earners and clerical workers such as clothing, food, shelter, fuels and other necessary services like doctor visits.

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Montana Updates their Minimum Wage Posting

  • 3rd October 2013

montana-min-wageThe Montana Department of Labor and Industry has just released a new labor law change– the Minimum Wage  posting.
The posting will go into effect on 1/1/2014, when the Montana Minimum Wage will officially increase by ten cents from the current $7.80 per hour to $7.90 per hour. The Montana minimum wage is subject to a cost-of-living adjustment based on the Consumer Price Index no later than September 30th of each year.

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Massachusetts Releases New Mandatory Labor Law Posting

  • 3rd October 2013

mass-posterIt’s that time when poster changes happen! Massachusetts has a new mandatory change– the Fair Employment posting, released by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.  All current MA posters will need to be thrown away as they are no longer valid.

What is the new posting?

The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination has updated their Fair Employment posting and has made several substantial changes. The Fair Employment laws now apply to employers with six or more employees. A Maternity Leave section has been added, requiring employers to grant female employees (who have completed an initial probationary period and have given two weeks notice) at least eight weeks of unpaid leave for the purpose of childbirth, adoption of a child under eighteen, or adoption of a child under twenty-three years old if the child is mentally or physically disabled. Additionally, employers now cannot discriminate against applicants and employees because of their level of language proficiency, and they cannot discriminate on the basis of age for anyone forty years or older. Two new office locations and a new revision date have been added, in addition to several other phrasing changes.

Your State & Federal labor law posters must be updated to reflect this change. You can purchase the required updated poster along with the E-update Service, which protects you from future changes here.