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 […]

One and Fourteen

At the beginning of July, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed into law two important new employment laws. First, he signed Public Act 11-52, An Act Mandating Employers Provide Paid Sick Leave to Employees, the first of its kind to be passed by a state. This new statute orders employers with fifty or more employees who do […]