Maine’s mandatory Whistleblower’s Protection Act poster has seen some revisions and now includes a new phone number for employees who wish to file a complaint with the Human Rights Commission. Now also has a free TTY phone number.
Hawaii’s mandatory Occupational Safety and Health (HIOSH) poster has been revised. Civil penalty amounts for violating rules of the state’s work place has been increased by 10 percent.
The maximum penalty for serious violations of HIOSH is now up to $77,000, previously $70,000, per item. The required penalty for serious violations is now $7,700, up from $7,000. The same increase has been applied to the penalties for failure to correct a violation within the given time period.
The rules have changed for employees in Louisiana who would like to sign up for the Earned Income Credit (EIC) program.
The program, which offers some subtractions from the federal income tax, is now only available to those making a maximum of $45,000, up from $43,000, with the exception of the four categories of employees specified in the poster.
- The maximum income for employees with three or more eligible children is now $45,060, and the limit for married couples filing a joint return with three or more children is $50,270.
- The maximum income for employees with two or more eligible children is now $41,952, and the limit for married couples filing a joint return with two or more children is $47,162.
- The maximum income for employees with a single eligible child is now $36,920, and the limit for married couples filing a joint return with a single child is $42,130.
- The maximum income for employees with no eligible children is now $13,980, and the limit for married couples who file a joint return with no children is now $19,190.
The poster also now includes information about the IRS and a toll-free IRS telephone number.