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October 8, 2018

California Employment Law Update – October 2018

Criminal History and Job Applicants On September 30, 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation (S.B. 1412) specifying that employers, public agencies, private individuals, and corporations […]
October 8, 2018

Montana Employment Law Update – October 2018

October 8th, 2018 2019 Minimum Wage Increase The Montana Department of Labor and Industry announced that the state’s minimum wage will increase to $8.50 per hour […]
October 8, 2018

New Jersey Employment Law Update – October 2018

October 8th, 2018 Proposed Rules for Paid Sick Leave Implementation On September 13, 2018, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development released proposed new […]
October 8, 2018

New York Employment Law Update – October 2018

Finalized Materials and Guidance on NYS Sexual Harassment Prevention Law On October 1, 2018, Governor Cuomo announced the release of the following finalized materials and guidance on New […]
October 8, 2018

Ohio Employment Law Update – October 2018

October 8th, 2018 2019 Minimum Wage Increase On September 30, 2018, the Ohio Department of Commerce announced that the state’s minimum wage will increase as follows: […]
October 8, 2018

Pennsylvania Employment Law Update – October 2018

October 8th, 2018 PHRC Releases Guidance Extending PHRA Protections to LGBTQ Community On August 2, 2018, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) released its Guidance on […]
October 8, 2018

South Dakota Employment Law Update – October 2018

October 8th, 2018 2019 Minimum Wage Increase According to the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation, the state’s minimum wage increases for 2019 as follows: […]
October 8, 2018

Washington Employment Law Update – October 2018

October 8th, 2018 Seattle Minimum Wage Increase for 2019 On October 2, 2018, the Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS) announced that the city’s minimum wage […]
October 5, 2018

3 New Sexual Harassment Bills Signed in California, 2 Vetoed

California legislators sent a total of 1,217 bills to California Governor Jerry Brown for the 2017-2018 regular legislative session. He signed 1,016, vetoed 201, and 183 […]
October 3, 2018

Reminder: Medicare Part D Notices are Due Before October 15

October 3rd, 2018 Employers that offer a health plan that covers outpatient prescription drugs must distribute the plan’s Medicare Part D notice before October 15. The […]
October 2, 2018

New York Sexual Harassment Prevention Final Regulations Released

Both New York State and New York City have enacted laws related to sexual harassment prevention, with different provisions for employee communication and training along with […]
October 1, 2018

IRS Releases Final 2018 ACA Reporting Forms and Instructions

The IRS has finalized the forms and instructions that employers will use for 2018 reporting under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Applicable large employers (ALEs) will […]
April 4, 2018

New Rules for Disability Benefit Claims Are Now in Effect

April 4th, 2018 The Department of Labor’s new claim rules for disability benefits took effect April 2, 2018. The changes were announced over a year ago, […]
April 5, 2018

The Rap on Wraps

There’s a good chance you use a wrap document to help satisfy your Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) summary plan description (SPD) obligations. Yet if […]
April 6, 2018

SCOTUS Takes its Thumb Off the Scales of Justice

Check out an analysis of a recent U.S. Supreme Court Decision regarding overtime exemptions by Steve Katz, senior counsel with leading national labor and employment law firm […]
April 9, 2018

Idaho Employment Law Update – April 2018

April 9th, 2018 Minimum Wage On March 26, 2018, Idaho Governor Butch Otter signed legislation (H.B. 466) providing an exemption to the applicability of the state’s […]