Washington has added a new provision to its mandatory Workers’ Compensation labor law poster which requires employees to now inform their employer of work-related injuries, instead of just their health care provider.
This change applies to all employees, be they self-insured or through the Washington Department of Labor and Industries. Employees insured under the latter can now view information on the poster about selecting a health care provider and filing a claim for compensation. Self-insured workers are now also advised to report injuries immediately.
Kentucky has revised its mandatory Unemployment Insurance labor law poster to now display new consequences and penalties for those claiming benefits under false pretenses and/or statements. These various new penalties can include a benefit disqualification for up to 52 weeks, possible felony charges, fines, and imprisonment.
Those who lack work due to medical restrictions will no longer find a provision entitling them to partial benefits on this poster.
Lastly, phone numbers on the poster to reach the Kentucky Division of Unemployment Insurance for filing unemployment insurance have been updated.
Here’s a concise list of the states increasing their minimum wage for 2013:
- Arizona – increasing from $7.65 to $7.80
- Tipped employees – increasing from $4.65 to $4.80
- Colorado – increasing from $7.64 to $7.78.
- Tipped employees – increasing from $4.62 to $4.76
- Florida – increasing from $7.67 to $7.79.
- Tipped employees – increasing from $4.65 to $4.77
- Missouri -increasing from $7.25 to 7.35.
- Tipped employees -increasing from $3.625 to $3.675
- Montana – increasing from $7.65 to $7.80.
- Ohio – increasing from $7.70 to $7.85.
- Tipped employees – increasing from $3.85 per hour to $3.93
- Oregon – increasing from $8.80 to $8.95.
- Rhode Island – increasing from $7.40 to $7.75.
- Workers that are 14 or 15 years of age – increasing from $5.55 to $5.81
- Vermont – increasing from $8.46 to $8.60.
- Tipped employees – increasing from $4.10 per hour to $4.17
- Washington state – increasing from $9.04 to $9.19.
- Workers that are 14 or 15 years of age – increasing from $7.68 to $7.81
These changes should result in a payroll increase for an estimated 850,000 people.