The following states have announced an increase in minimum wage rates, effective January 1, 2012:
Revised minimum wage posters reflecting the new rate will be available for free download from the Bureau’s website (http://www.oregon.gov/BOLI/) in December.
Oregon has amended its laws regarding jury duty leave effective January 1, 2012.
Effective July 15, 2011, employers submitting new hire reports in New York will be required to report whether dependent health insurance benefits are available and, if so, the date employees qualify for benefits. Under the new hire reporting requirements, employers must report certain identifying information about each newly hired or rehired employee working in New York State to the Department of Taxation and Finance.
On July 1, 2011, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed into law a bill—the first of its kind in the U.S.—that requires employers of 50 or more employees to provide annual paid sick leave to each of the employer’s service workers in Connecticut. Governor Malloy also signed a bill that would amend a number of state discrimination laws, including Connecticut’s statute barring discriminatory employment practices , by adding a prohibition on discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression.
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development has released an updated state poster showing the hours and times of day that minors are permitted to work, which Wisconsin employers are required to display in the workplace. The new poster is dated July 2011. To download and print the revised poster, please click on the link below.
The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities has released an updated state discrimination poster, which Connecticut employers are required to display in the workplace. The new poster is dated June 24, 2011. To download and print the revised poster, please click on the links below.
Effective July 1, 2011, Delaware's Medical Marijuana Act prohibits employers from discriminating against a person in hiring, termination, or any term or condition of employment, or otherwise penalizing a person, if the discrimination is based upon either: