Archive for July, 2015

Mandatory Change to Florida Discrimination Posting

  • 28th July 2015

The Florida Commission on Human Relations has updated their Discrimination posting. The updated posting now includes pregnancy as a form of discrimination in the workplace. Additionally, the posting now includes a new contact address in Tallahassee, Florida.

The updated posting is to go into effect: 7/1/2015

The Osha4less.com  Florida All-In-One State and Federal Poster has been updated to include this new mandatory posting.

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Mandatory Minnesota Minimum Wage Change

  • 15th July 2015

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry has updated their minimum wage posting. The new posting now complies with the new Minnesota minimum wage rate. Effective August 1, 2015 through July 31,2016, the minimum wage rate in Minnesota for large employers will be $9.00/hour, for small employers, training wages, and youth wages the minimum wage will be $7.25/hour, and finally for J-1 Visa’s the minimum wage will be $7.50/hour. The new posting has little verbiage content removal, a new revision date, and an website to view future wage rate changes.

The updated posting goes into effect: 8/1/2015

The Osha4less.com  Minnesota All-In-One State and Federal Poster has been updated to include this new mandatory posting.

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Mandatory Change For Georgia’s Workers’ Compensation Bill of Rights Posting

  • 9th July 2015

The Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation has updated their Workers’ Compensation Bill of Rights poster. The posting now  specifies that compensation for catastrophic and non-catastrophic injuries at work is now not to exceed $550 per week for a job-related death or injury for as long as the injured employee is unable to return to work. Additionally, the weekly income benefits will now be no more than $367 per week, not exceeding 350 weeks if it is determined that the injured employee may work and chooses not. This is also applied  if the employee is only able to get a lower income job due to the injury. Along with a this, a widowed spouse, due to a job related injury with no children, will be paid a maximum of $220,000. Finally, the posting has a new optional Lawyer Referral Service and an updated revision date of July 2015.

The updated posting became effective: 7/1/2015

The Osha4less.com Georgia All-In-One State and Federal Poster has been updated to include this new mandatory posting.ga-a1-pe_1

Mandatory Change to West Virginia Wage and Payment Collection Act

  • 9th July 2015

The West Virginia Division of Labor has updated their Wage Payment and Collection Act posting. The posting now specifies that employees may now also be paid through direct deposit and must have a bank convenient to the place of employment for immediate access to wages. Additionally, information has been incorporated to explain that an employee is to be paid no more than 19 days between paydays. There are also now chapters, articles, and sections of the Code of West Virginia which have been added after every stated law on the posting. Finally, a wage and hour website for West Virginia residents has been added along with a new revision date of June 2015.

The updated posting became effective: 6/19/2015 

The Osha4less.com West Virginia All-In-One State and Federal Poster has been updated to include this new mandatory posting.wv-a1-pe_1_1

New Mandatory Paid Sick Time Poster for Massachusetts

  • 8th July 2015

The Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General has released the Massachusetts Paid Sick Leave Notice. The new posting describes who is qualified for Paid Sick Leave, how it is earned, and when it can be used and paid. The new law entitles employees in Massachusetts to earn and use sick time according to specific conditions.

Employers that have 11 or more employees qualify for earned sick leave, however, Sick Time may be unpaid if the employer has 10 or fewer employees. Employees can earn and use up to 40 hours of earned sick time per year. Those employees who work for smaller employers can earn and use up to 40 hours of unpaid sick time per year.

The conditions to which the employee can use earned sick time are as follows:

  • To care for a physical or mental illness, injury or medical condition affecting the employee or the employee’s child, spouse, parent, or parent of a spouse.
  • To attend routine medical appointments of the employee or the employee’s child, spouse, parent, or parent of a spouse.
  • To address the effects of domestic violence on the employee or the employee’s dependent child.

Employees earn 1 hour of sick time for every 30 hours worked and may begin accruing hours on the date of hire or on July 1, 2015, whichever date comes later. It covers both private and public employers unless otherwise specified by city or county. The notice additionally explains that an employer may have a different policy so long as it follows the guidelines under the Earned Sick Time Law. Earned paid sick time would be compensated at the same hourly rate paid to the employee when the sick time is used.

Finally, contact information and a web link for the full text of the Earned Sick Time Law and Regulations are provided. All employers in the state of Massachusetts are required to post the notice.

This law came into effect July 1, 2015

The Osha4less.com Massachusetts All-In-One State and Federal Poster has been updated to include this new mandatory posting.