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July 10, 2019

Westchester County Paid Safe Time Leave Goes Into Effect On October 31

Westchester County, New York employers, who recently were required to provide earned sick leave, will have to add paid “safe time” to their leave requirements starting this fall. Under Westchester County’s recently approved Safe Time Leave Law that becomes effective on Oct. 30, 2019. Employers in the affluent New York City suburb will be required […]


June 28, 2019

Inside the Colorado Salary History Ban

Colorado joins several other states in instituting a salary history ban. Newly signed legislation prohibits employers from asking about prior wage history was signed into law by the Centennial State’s governor.  The “Equal Pay for Equal Work Act” aims to eliminate the wage gap between men and women and minorities.  Despite policies outlawing pay discrimination, […]


June 26, 2019

An Explainer Guide to the Connecticut Paid Family and Medical Leave Law

The state of Connecticut advanced a new version of paid family and medical leave for workers in the state. Signed by Governor Ned Lamont, the new legislation provides workers more paid time off to care for family members. What does the new paid family and medical leave law include?  The law expands coverage under the […]


June 21, 2019

Washington State Salary History Ban Starts July 28

Washington state employers will not be allowed to ask job applicants for their salary history as of July 28, 2019. The Evergreen state is the 17th state to put some type of salary history ban in place. The ban is aimed at eliminating the longstanding gap in wages between men and women. Women on average […]


June 20, 2019

The Onboarding Documents You Need to Collect and Keep

If you run an organization that employs people, you should know that the hiring and onboarding processes come with a lot of paperwork. In fact, you may collect employee documents during onboarding and throughout the employment period. As the employer, it is your responsibility to keep employee records safe. Improper storage or sharing of employee […]


June 18, 2019

Maine’s First-of-its-Kind Paid Leave Law to Cover 85% of State’s Employers

Providing paid leave in some form — vacation, sick leave or family leave — is increasingly in the news cycle. Recently, the state of Maine went a step further. The Pine Tree state passed a law allowing employees to accrue and take leave for any reason. Gov. Janet Mills signed “An Act Authorizing Earned Employee […]


June 14, 2019

What’s In the Nevada Marijuana Drug Employment Law?

New legislation in Nevada makes it the first state to prohibit employers from disqualifying candidates because of a failed drug screen for marijuana. Governor Steve Sisolak signed the new law on June 5. It will take effect on January 1, 2020. Since the state passed its recreational marijuana use laws in 2016, the Governor felt […]


June 4, 2019

Kansas City Passes Salary History Ban: What Employers Need to Know

Kansas City, Missouri joins a host of other cities and states to pass an ordinance prohibiting employers from inquiring about past salary history when recruiting. The ordinance, which goes into effect on October 31, 2019, will cover any business in the city with 6 or more employees. The ordinance specifies where salary history inquiries are […]


June 4, 2019

New Jersey Expanded Family Leave Law Starts June 30

A more expansive version of New Jersey’s family leave and benefits laws, which would impact smaller employers and double the number of weeks an employee can take, is scheduled to go into effect on June 30, 2019. The previous version of the New Jersey Family Leave Act (FLA) applied only to businesses with 50 or […]


May 24, 2019

What are the Pros and Cons to a Contingent Workforce for Small Business?

Need some extra help on a big project? Looking for someone to lighten the load? A contingent workforce is a cost-effective way for small businesses to make the most of their manpower. What is considered a Contingent Worker? A contingent worker is a temporary outsourced employee,  such as a freelancer, contractor, or consultant. They can […]


May 16, 2019

New Mexico Employers See Wave of Employment Law Changes in June

A wave of changes to employment laws will impact businesses in New Mexico. Robust legislative action means big changes at the workplaces in the “Land of Enchantement.” The changes include limiting what employers can ask about an applicant’s criminal history, leave requirements for caregivers and new wage protections for domestic workers. New Mexico’s governor also […]

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May 15, 2019

Everything You Need to Know for Open Enrollment 2020

Open enrollment 2020 is nearing. That means it’s time to check in with your current health insurance status. While we’re still squarely in 2019, it’s never too early to get prepared, know the dates—and plan.  Whether you’re buying for an individual or a family, here’s everything you need to know about open enrollment 2020 from […]