Six States Adjust Minimum Wage Rates for 2012

Posted on Oct 19, 2011 1:00:00 PM

The following states have announced an increase in minimum wage rates, effective January 1, 2012:

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Minimum Wage in Oregon Increases to $8.80 Per Hour Beginning January 1, 2012

Posted on Sep 19, 2011 12:39:00 PM

The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries has announced that the state minimum wage will rise to $8.80 per hour, effective January 1, 2012.

Oregon Minimum Wage Increases to $8.80 Per Hour Beginning Jan. 1, 2012

Revised minimum wage posters reflecting the new rate will be available for free download from the Bureau’s website ( in December.

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New Jury Duty Leave Requirements in Oregon Beginning Jan. 1, 2012

Posted on Aug 31, 2011 5:06:00 PM

Oregon has amended its laws regarding jury duty leave effective January 1, 2012.

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New Hire Reports in New York Must Include Information Regarding Availability of Dependent Health Insurance Benefits

Posted on Jul 13, 2011 4:13:00 PM

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.

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Connecticut Enacts Mandatory Paid Sick Leave; Prohibits Discrimination Based on Gender Identity

Posted on Jul 6, 2011 4:43:00 PM

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.  

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Revised Workplace Poster Required in Wisconsin for Hours and Times of Day Minors May Work

Posted on Jul 6, 2011 4:15:00 PM

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.

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Updates to Required Workplace Posters in Connecticut, Missouri

Posted on Jul 1, 2011 2:20:00 PM

Updated Connecticut Discrimination Poster

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.

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Delaware Medical Marijuana Act Takes Effect July 1; Prohibits Discrimination by Employers

Posted on Jun 13, 2011 9:50:00 AM

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:

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