Louisiana EIC Changes

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 […]

New Year, New Laws

As we’re all aware, the coming of a new year heralds a wealth of changes in regards to labor law posters. In the unending effort to keep you updated, we’ve compiled a list of some of the changes late 2011 and early 2012 have brought to labor law: A number of states have had an […]

Veteran Labor

War veterans have long complained of the difficulties they encounter after returning to the U.S. when they finish serving. Today, these complains continue and are being heard by the Department of Labor, who is currently trying to improve the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA). This act was made in the Vietnam-era, and was designed […]

Arizona V.S. MRSA

Recently, Arizona made a change to its laws regarding workers being exposed to Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (popularly known to us mortals as MRSA). To put it simply, MRSA is a particularly dangerous bacterium that makes some infections in humans notably hard to treat. The changes involve the amount of time a worker has to report […]

Shout Out to Utah’s Unemployed

Utah’s Unemployment Insurance poster has recently been revised to include new information regarding a variety of free services available to assist workers who are unemployed in finding new employment. The Utah Department of Workforce Services issued the mandatory poster to make it easier, through use of an assortment of specially designed programs, for unemployed workers […]

Keeping Your Posters Up to Date

There’s been a number of changes in regards to labor law posters in July. It’s important to keep yourself updated of such changes, as your posters should present only the most recent labor laws. In the state of Colorado, the unemployment insurance poster has been updated to include the option of an online process for […]

Maximum Information on Minimum Wage

A minimum wage is the lowest hourly, daily or monthly salary that employers may legally pay to workers. In the U.S., there exists two forms of minimum wage; one by federal word, and another by individual state law. Oftentimes, the two are different. When such a case occurs, a worker is entitled to the higher of the two […]

Recognizing Discrimination

In British English, the word “discrimination” is often perceived as an admirable characteristic as it indicates notable perception and insight. In American English, however, the word’s meaning is drastically different; the dictionary defines it as the “treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group , […]

Wisconsin Labor Law Changes

Late last Friday, the Wisconsin budget committee issued a series of new policies as part of their state budget bill.  According to Gov. Scott Walker, these changes, which approves bail bondsmen in Wisconsin, sales tax exemptions for snow-making equipment and direct mail promotions, changing child labor laws, and blocking local regulations on bird hunting preserves, and […]

New CEPA Decision from NJ Supreme Court

On June 9, 2011 the NJ Supreme Court decided an important case under NJ’s whistleblower law, commonly known as CEPA.  (If you really must ask, it’s short for “Conscientious Employee Protection Act.”)  The case is Donelson v. DuPont Chambers Works. CEPA has been around since 1986 and has a well-established history of decisional law through the […]