Archive for August, 2016

Mandatory Change to Wisconsin Special Minimum Wage

  • 26th August 2016

Special Minimum Wage

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development has updated their Minimum Wage for Workers with Disabilities notice. In order for a company to pay less than the standard applicable minimum wage it must also have a certificate under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Additionally, effective July 22, 2016 establishments will be prevented from employing persons 24 years of age or younger at a special minimum wage. This is only applicable unless specific conditions are met. Lastly, the revision date of the notice is now 8/2016.

Effective Date:7/22/2016

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Mandatory Change to Maryland Minimum Wage Notice

  • 15th August 2016

Minimum Wage

The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation has updated the Minimum Wage and Overtime Law notice. Previous minimum wage rates and their corresponding effective dates have been removed to now only list rates for the years 2016-2018. New minimum wage rates and effective dates have been updated for Montgomery County and Prince Georges’ County. Lastly, the revision date of the notice is 8/2016.

Effective Date: 8/1/2016

The Osha4less.com Maryland All-In-One State and Federal Poster has been updated to include these new mandatory changes on the required postings.

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Mandatory Change to Colorado Anti-Discrimination Notice and Release of New Mandatory Pregnancy Accommodation Notice

  • 15th August 2016

Anti-Discrimination

The Colorado Civil Rights Division has updated their Anti-Discrimination Notice. “Pregnancy” is listed as a new protected class under the Employment Discrimination section of the notice. Aubrey Elenis is the new Colorado Civil Rights Division Director and the new revision date for the notice is 8/5/2016.

Effective Date: 8/5/2016

Pregnancy Accommodations

The Colorado Civil Rights Division has released a new Pregnancy Accommodations notice. According to the Colorado Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, it is considered a discriminatory or unfair employment practice if an employer fails to provide reasonable accommodations to an applicant or employee who is pregnant, physically recovering from childbirth, or a related condition. The Act also prohibits an employer from taking adverse action against an employee who requests or uses a reasonable accommodation and from denying employment opportunities to an applicant or employee based on the need to make a reasonable accommodation. Additionally, the notice lists a scope of requirements for reasonable accommodations. Lastly, all employers must post a written notice in a conspicuous area of the workplace and must also provide this notice to new employees at the start of employment and to current employees within 120 days of the Act’s August 10, 2016 effective date.

Effective Date: 8/10/2016

The Osha4less.com Colorado All-In-One State and Federal Poster has been updated to include these new mandatory changes on the required postings

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Mandatory Change to North Carolina’s OSH Notice and Recommended Change to Wage and Hour Notice

  • 10th August 2016

OSH (Mandatory)

The North Carolina Department of Labor has updated their OSH notice. Information regarding discrimination retaliation against an employee for raising a health or safety concern, filing a complaint, reporting a work-related injury or illness, or assisting an inspector has been added. Lastly, a new copyright description and revision date have been added.

Wage and Hour (Recommended)

The North Carolina Department of Labor has updated their Wage and Hour notice. A new fax number and copyright description have been added.

The Osha4less.com North Carolina All-In-One State and Federal Poster has been updated to include these new mandatory changes on the required postings.

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Mandatory Change to Federal Minimum Wage (FLSA) & Polygraph Protection (EPPA)

  • 2nd August 2016

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Beginning August 1st, 2016, businesses will now be required to display the new Federal Minimum Wage (FLSA) and Polygraph Protection (EPPA) notices.  Written below, is a more detailed description of these changes:

Federal Minimum Wage (FLSA)

The United States Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division has updated the Fair Labor Standards Act notice. A new section regarding reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees has been added. In the Additional Information section of the notice, it now states that employers must properly identify the difference between independent contractors and employees who may be protected under the FLSA because correctly classified independent contractors are not protected under the FLSA’s pay protections. Additionally within the same section, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico has been added as a territory with applied special provisions. Lastly, penalties for violations against the Fair Labor Standards Act have been removed. The updated notice now has a new web address for the department and a new revision date of 07/16.

Effective Date: 8/1/2016

Polygraph Protection (EPPA)

The United States Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division has updated the Employee Polygraph Protection Act notice. The notice now states that this act does not preempt any provision of any State, local law, or bargaining agreement which is more restrictive to lie detector tests. Lastly, a new web address and revision date of 07/16 have been added.

Effective Date: 8/1/2016

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