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January 18, 2018

Maryland’s Paid Sick Leave Law: What Employers Need to Know

As of February 12, 2018, Maryland employers with 15 or more employees must begin offering paid sick and safe leave to their employees. Read on to find out how you can comply with Maryland’s paid sick leave law. Background: On January 12, 2018, the Maryland General Assembly overrode Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto to pass the […]

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Minimum Wage Increases

December 19, 2017

Minimum Wage Increases Going Into Effect for California, Washington, New York, & More

Minimum wages are set to increase across a variety of states and jurisdictions in the new year. Arizona, California, and Washington will all see minimum wage increases on January 1, 2018, while New York will go into effect on December 31, 2017. Read on for further information on minimum wage increases in these states, and […]

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November 17, 2017

Health Care Mandates and Tax Reform: What’s Really Going On?

After this summer’s failure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Congress has been largely silent on healthcare strategy while turning the focus to tax reform. Though President Trump’s first executive order upon taking office instructed government agencies to take a hands-off approach to ACA enforcement, there has been no change in the healthcare […]

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Paid Sick Leave

November 9, 2017

Washington’s Paid Sick Leave Law: What Employers Need to Know

In the fall of 2016, Washington voters approved Initiative 1433, which resulted in a mandatory paid sick leave law and minimum wage increase, among other changes. While the state minimum wage is set to increase over the next few years, Washington employers are required to comply with the Paid Sick Leave law as of January […]

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News: Parental Leave & Salary History Inquiries

October 23, 2017

New Parental Leave & Salary History: Here’s What You Need to Know

On October 12, California Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills which will have significant ramifications for employers in the state. AB168, which applies to all public and private sector California employers, prohibits companies from seeking or relying upon the salary history information of an applicant in employment decisions. While SB 63, or the “New Parent […]

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FLSA Overtime

September 6, 2017

FLSA Overtime Final Rule Struck Down

On August 31, 2017, a Texas federal judge struck down the FLSA Overtime Final Rule, which aimed to increase the minimum salary threshold for the “white collar” overtime pay exemption. The ruling stated that “nothing in [FLSA] section 213” permits salary thresholds, rather than employee duties, to be the determinant of overtime pay. The judge, […]

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