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.