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Are You Ready for Minimum Wage Increases in July?

APPLIES TO All Employers with CA, CT, DC, FL, IL, MD, MN, NV, and OR Employees EFFECTIVE As Indicated QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 On July 1, 2022, minimum wage will increase in states and localities across the country. Although not a comprehensive list, the following are key areas to review.

Recovery from Opioid Abuse Covered Under the ADA

APPLIES TO All Employers with 15+ Employees EFFECTIVE April 5, 2022 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently published “The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Opioid Crisis: Combating Discrimination Against People in Treatment or Recovery” which provides guidance to employers on how to manage employees recovering from opioid […]

9th Circuit: Test Defined for Integrated Employers Under ADA

APPLIES TO Employers with 15+ AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, WA, Guam, or North Mariana Islands Employees EFFECTIVE April 7, 2022 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 In Buchanan v. Watkins & Letofsky, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals stated that the same test that applies under Title VII for determining whether […]

IMPORTANT! California: Third Readoption of Cal/OSHA ETS for 2022

APPLIES TO All Employers with In-Person CA Employees EFFECTIVE May 6, 2022 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 Cal/OSHA’s emergency temporary standard (ETS) addressing COVID-19 safety in the workplace has been readopted through the end of the year. Some requirements stay the same (e.g., exclusion pay) and some have significant changes. Here is a summary […]

Florida: Stop W.O.K.E. Act Impacts Employer Training

APPLIES TO All Employers with 15+ Employees EFFECTIVE April 22, 2022 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 Florida recently enacted the Stop W.O.K.E. Act, amending the Florida Civil Rights Act. While much has been written about the law nationally, there has been little focus on the items of the bill that impact employers – specifically […]

Illinois: New Guidance on Compliance with Equal Pay Act

APPLIES TO All Employers with 100+ IL Employees EFFECTIVE March 24, 2022 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 The Illinois Equal Pay Act amendments went into effect on March 24, 2022. By March 23, 2023, employers with 100 or more employees must apply for an Equal Pay Registration Certificate with the Illinois Department of Labor […]

Maine Will Now Require Vacation Payout When Employment Ends

APPLIES TO All Private Employers with 11+ Employees EFFECTIVE January 1, 2023 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 Beginning January 1, 2023, HP 160 will require private employers with 11 or more employees to pay all accrued, unused paid vacation when an employee leaves employment. Payment must be made no later than the next payday […]

Maryland: NEW State Paid Family and Medical Leave Coming Soon!

APPLIES TO All Employers with MD Employees EFFECTIVE October 1, 2023 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 Maryland recently passed the Time to Care Act, requiring all employers to provide eligible Maryland employees with paid family and medical leave. The following is a key summary of the Act’s requirements. Covered Employees: A covered employee is […]

Mississippi: Equal Pay for Equal Work Act Coming in July!

APPLIES TO All Employers with 5+ MS Employees EFFECTIVE July 1, 2022 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 HB 770 implements equal pay protections for full-time Mississippi employees, following similar rules under the federal Equal Pay Act. Specifically, employers with five or more employees are prohibited from paying workers less than they pay workers of […]