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Minimum Wage Increases in 2019

22 States to Increase Minimum Wage As many as 22 states and the District of Columbia are expected to experience minimum wage increases in 2019, compared to 18 in 2018. With minimum pay rates varying so widely across the United States and many changes coming over the next several years it is now that much more important to have a...

Salary History Ban: Legislative Changes and Employer Strategy

Challenges Created by Evolving Salary History Ban Regulations Salary History Ban The legislation prohibiting employers from inquiring about current or historical candidate compensation was originally designed to reduce the perpetuation of the gender wage gap. Recently a judge ruled to reverse legislation restricting the salary history questions based on the First Amendment rights of Philadelphia employers. While similar legislation is being...

The Salary History Ban: What does this mean for Hiring Procedures?

Legislation Spreading Across United States to Ban Compensation History Questions from Hiring Process Salary History Ban Trending Trending this year on the regulatory front are state and municipal bans on interview questions regarding salary history or previous salary information. Driven primarily by efforts to curb the perpetuation of the wage gap for both minorities and women in the workplace, the banning...

Marijuana: New State Regulations and How They Impact Company Policies

Medical and Recreational Marijuana Adult-use recreational marijuana. This phrase has a lot of organizations examining their regulations compliance in many areas across the united states. While Marijuana is a controlled substance, according to the FDA, and the DEA, OSHA and Workers’ Compensation underwriters all support firm and consistent testing and regulation, employers are struggling with how to ensure that their...

Minimum Wages in January 2018

Minimum Wage Increases for 18 States in 2018 With minimum pay rates varying so widely across the United States and many changes coming over the next several years it is now that much more important to have a sound workforce management strategy in each location where contingent labor is engaged. In addition to wage requirements, overtime regulations and benefits requirements...

Growing Impact of US Paid Sick Leave on Engagement Strategies

Increase in States and Municipalities adopting Paid Sick Leave Regulations Employment opportunities are shifting throughout the United States as paid sick leave (PSL) laws expand to cover more states and municipalities across the nation. This increase in paid sick leave regulations have both short and long-term impacts on employers that will affect future strategy as well as the way they...

19 States with Higher Minimum Wages in January 2017

Minimum Wages will increase in 19 states at the start of 2017 affecting approximately 4.3 million workers. In January, increases occurred in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, South Dakota, Vermont, and Washington. While Oregon, Washington, D.C., and Maryland will see wage increases in their states later...