Archive for October, 2015

Mandatory Change to Oregon’s No Smoking and Agricultural Employees Minimum Wage

  • 26th October 2015

No Smoking

The Oregon Department of Human Services’ Health Division has updated their No Smoking poster. The poster now identifies aerosolizing and vaporizing (vaping) of inhalants as a form of smoking. Under Oregon’s Indoor Clean Air Act, all businesses must be smoke, aerosol and vapor free and such activities are not allowed within 10 feet of building entrances, exits, windows, accessibility ramps and air intake vents. Additionally a new web address has been added for complaints and further information along with an updated phone number for more information on how to quit smoking.

Effective date: 1/1/2016

Agricultural Minimum Wage

The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries has updated their Minimum Wage Notice for Agricultural Employees. The updated notice now indicates that the minimum wage for Agricultural employees will continue to be $9.25 per hour between the dates of January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016.

Effective date: 1/1/2016

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

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Mandatory Change to Massachusetts Information on Employees’ Unemployment Insurance Coverage Notice

  • 21st October 2015

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development Department of Unemployment Insurance has updated their “Information on Employees’ Unemployment Insurance Coverage” notice. There is new content added to the notice explaining that all covered members must be located in the United State, its territories, or Canada when filing a claim or certifying for weekly Unemployment Insurance benefits. Additionally, content regarding account access for online application for Unemployment Insurance has been removed. Lastly, a new revision date has been added.

This posting went into effect: 10/6/2015

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

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Mandatory Change to Oregon’s Minimum Wage

  • 12th October 2015

The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries has updated their Minimum Wage notice. Domestic working employees residing in the home of the employer must be paid time and one-half the regular rate of pay if they work over 44 hours a week. A subsection has been added in the notice regarding special rules that apply to domestic workers which may be obtained through contact with the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries. Additionally, meal and rest periods may not be waived or used to adjust working hours. Lastly, a new web address for additional information has been added.

This posting went into effect: 10/1/2015

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

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Mandatory Change to Minnesota’s Safety and Health Protection on the Job Notice

  • 2nd October 2015

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry has updated their Safety and Health Protection On the Job notice. The revised notice now explains that an employer must now report all accidents resulting in an amputation, eye loss or inpatient hospitalization of any employee to MNOSHA within 24 hours of the incident. Detailed descriptions of fines for violations of employers have been removed along with information regarding an employer’s responsibility for developing an AWAIR program if it is required under the Minnesota Statutes 182.653, subd. 8. Additionally, there is a new contact phone number for the Minnesota Workplace Safety Consultation department. Lastly, the notice now has a new revision date of October 2015.

This posting went into effect: 10/1/2015

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

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