Posting Requirements

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    Under COBRA, group health plans must provide covered employees and their families with certain notices explaining their COBRA rights. They must also have rules for how COBRA continuation coverage is offered, how qualified beneficiaries may elect continuation coverage, and when it can be terminated. For more information on this subject, visit...

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    Poster requirements are imposed on employers by various state and federal laws.  State and Federal Poster Changes Most recent changes to state and federal posters: Tennessee: Wage Regulation/Child Labor New York: Paid Family Leave Nevada: Domestic Violence Montana: Minimum Wage Maine: Video Display...

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    California employers must prepare for the new minimum wage that goes into effect July 1, 2014, by reviewing pay practices to ensure they comply with federal and California law. Even MLB teams will be subject to the same standards of law. What follows is an analysis of a recent class action complaint filed by minor league players against MLB and...
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    As of January 2014, many New Jersey employers are required to post a gender equity notice in the workplace and distribute copies of the notice to employees. New posting and distribution requirements In September 2012, Governor Chris Christie signed a new law designed to ensure that employees are aware of their right to be free from gender-...
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    On February 19, 2014, Extended Stay Hotels agreed to pay $75,800 and provide significant equitable relief to settle a pay discrimination lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of a female employee. According to the EEOC's lawsuit, Extended Stay paid Latoya Weaver less than male guest service...
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    On February 19, 2013, Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe signed the Human Trafficking Act of 2013 into law. Sponsored by Representatives David Meeks (R-Conway) and Greg Leding (D-Fayetteville), the Act passed the 89th General Assembly unanimously. Arkansas Statute § 12-19-102 requires certain Arkansas employers to post conspicuous notices about...
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    Minimum wage increase. The Vermont minimum wage increased from $8.60 to $8.73 per hour effective January 1, 2014. Likewise, the basic wage rate for "service and tipped" employees increased from $4.17 to $4.23 per hour. Service and tipped employees may include individuals working in hotels, motels, tourist attractions, and restaurants who...
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    On January 6, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that it will not seek U.S. Supreme Court review of two federal appellate court decisions invalidating its controversial notice-posting rule, which would have required most private-sector employers to post a workplace notice of employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act (...
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    We recently stumbled across some letters to Santa from a couple of employees at ABC Widget Company. Let's see what's on their wish lists this year. Please make my job easier Dear Santa: I know you usually don't come to the workplace, but I sure hope you'll stop by this year. I have a long list of things I need this year: I need one really...
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    The Industrial Commission of Arizona has crunched the numbers and announced that the Arizona minimum hourly wage will increase to $7.90 as of January 1, 2014. The 10-cent raise for minimum wage workers comes at a time when advocates are pushing to raise the federal minimum hourly wage, which has remained at $7.25 since mid-2009. Proposition 202...
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