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MBA HR Update: Virginia State Workplace Poster Update

Virginia recently revised its Job Safety and Health Protection poster for the third time this year.  

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MBA HR Update: Oregon Poster Notice

Oregon recently released a revised state OSHA workplace poster.

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Starting this year (2016), Massachusetts requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide leaves of absence with pay on Veterans Day.

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Simple Strategies to Prepare for the DOL Overtime Changes

This is the perfect time to review your current wage and hour practices.  When it comes to compliance, the stakes are high.  Misclassification of a non-exempt employee as exempt can have costly ramification, as the business may lose the exemption for not just that one employee who complains, but an entire class of employees, retroactive up to two years for non-willful violations and three years for willful violations.   It is essential to remember that, even though the news in focused on the annual per employee cost, exempt employees must also meet the job duties test.  It is crucial to partner with human resources and conduct a thorough wage and hour audit, to include a review of the job descriptions and actual job duties of all exempt employees. Importantly, if an employee is found to have been improperly classified as exempt, in the absence of actual time records, it the employee’s own estimate of hours worked which will be used to calculate overtime due.

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HR Update: New Paid Sick Leave Requirement in the City of Los Angeles Going Into Effect

Earlier this month, Mayor Eric Garcetti signed the Los Angeles Minimum Wage Ordinance which includes a paid sick leave requirement.  The City of Los Angeles will generally require employers to provide paid sick leave to any employee who, on or after July 1, 2016, works in the City of Los Angeles for the employer for 30 or more days within a year from commencement of employment.

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