Friday, September 29, 2006

EEOC Charged Wal-Mart With Unlawful Firing

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charged Wal-Mart for its unlawfully firing a long-time pharmacy employee because of a disability she suffered from a gunshot wound.

Glenda Crocamo, worked in Wal-mart since 1993, was fired after a gunshot accident, which damaged her spinal cord and required her to use a cane to walk, despiting her good successful job performance history.
EEOC filed a suit on behalf of her, seeking back wages, damages and changes in Wal-Mart policy.

OSHA Standards [29:1910.157 (L) Fire Protection] require that every employer provide portable fire extinguishers and shall mount, locate, and identify them so that they are readily accessible to employees without subjecting them to possible injury.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Restaurant Pays $350,000 in harassment settlement

A Sunnyvale Kentucky Fried Chicken/Taco Bell franchise has agreed to pay $350,000 to settle charges of sexual harassment claimed by Latina immigrant workers.

On behalf of the workers, EEOC filed a federal lawsuit, claiming that the restaurant's manager repeatedly approached the women with unwelcome sexual propositions that created a hostile work environment.

Although denied the allegations, the company has agreed to settle the case for $349,800 and make some efforts to create a harmonious working environment.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Oregon's Minimum Wage To Rise

Oregon's minimum wage will increase to $7.80 per hour next year under the state's annual cost-of living adjustment. The increase will take effect from Jan. 1.

The current minimum wage in Oregon is $7.60 per hour, the second highest in the nation. (Washington hits the highest minimum wage, $7.63 per hour.)

The federal minimum wage remains $5.15 per hour, which has not increased since 1997.

Minimum wage hike required labor law poster update.

Women Sued Restaurant For Sexual Harassment

A woman filed a sexual harassment complaint against a Hot Springs restaurant. She claimed that women worked in that restaurant were subjected to sexual comments and touching while working in the restaurant.

The employee has tried to alerted supervisors, but the harassment still went on. She was fired after she made the complaint.

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Thursday, September 07, 2006

Arkansas Labor Law Poster Update News September 05, 2006

AR has updated its Minimum Wage posting.
The new update must be displayed by all AR employers. Let PosterSolution help you remain in compliance.

Arkansas has updated its Minimum Wage posting to include the minimum wage hike.
Effective October 1, 2006, the minimum wage in Arkansas will increase from $5.15 an hour to $6.25. The minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.62 per hour as long as tips added to that bring the wage up to $6.25 per hour.

New posters can be obtained from http://store.postersolution.com/total-labor-law-poster-page-arkansas.html
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District of Columbia Labor Law Poster Update News - August 20, 2006

Washington DC has updated its Discrimination posting.
These new updates must be displayed by all DC employers. Let Postersolution help you remain in compliance.

The District of Columbia has updated its Discrimination posting with new law content and logos. The new law content was added in the newly updated posting regarding protection of "genetic information" and "gender identity and expression." Employers are forbidden to request, require, or administer a genetic test to employees or applicants for employment.

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California Labor Law Poster Update News July 7, 2006

CA has updated its Discrimination posting.
These new updates must be displayed by all CA employers. Let Postersolution help you remain in compliance.

California has updated its Discrimination posting.
New law content was added in the newly updated posting regarding required sexual harassment training for all supervisors, employer’s responsibility to reasonably accommodate an employee’s religious beliefs, and retaliation against a person who opposes, reports, or assists another person in opposing unlawful discrimination is prohibited.

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Postersolution reminds you to post the newly updated labor law poster in your workplace.

Vermont Labor Law Poster Update News - June 16, 2006

VT has updated its Minimum Wage Rules and Family Leave postings.
These new updates must be displayed by all VT employers. Let Postersolution help you remain in compliance.

The VT labor law poster underwent two major changes which were implemented by the state in June.
The state of Vermont has updated its Minimum Wage Rules posting with new minimum wage amounts and tip credit amounts, and added language mandating annual minimum wage increases -- of 5% or the percentage increase of the Consumer Price Index -- every 1st of January starting 2007. It also added new law content allowing employers to provide an electronic itemized wage statement in lieu of a paper statement.
The state has also updated its Family Leave posting with new law content. It added "party to a civil union, parent, spouse, and parent of the employee's spouse" as protected categories under Family Leave.

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Connecticut Labor Law Poster Update News April 22, 2006

Connecticut has updated its Wage Administrative Regulations, Discrimination, and Workers' Compensation postings.
These new updates must be displayed by all CT employers. Let Postersolution help you remain in compliance.

The CT labor law poster underwent three major changes which were implemented by the state in April.
The state of Connecticut has updated its Wage Administrative Regulations posting with new law content. It has removed old minimum wage amounts from previous years, and added new law content under Sec. 31-60-2 Gratuities as part of the minimum fair wage (b).
The state also updated its Discrimination posting and Workers' Compensation posting.

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Postersolution reminds you to post the newly updated labor law poster in your workplace.

Kentucky Labor Law Poster Update News April 22, 2006

KY has updated its Child Labor, Wage and Hour, and Wage Discrimination postings.
These new updates must be displayed by all KY employers. Let Postersolution help you remain in compliance.

The KY labor law poster underwent three major changes which were implemented by the state in August.
The state has updated its Child Labor posting with new law content regarding meal breaks, occupations prohibited for minors, and proof of age requirements for minors.
The state also updated its Wage and Hour posting with new law content regarding overtime exemptions and employee record keeping requirements.
The Wage Discrimination Posting has also been updated, making explicit that employers are prohibited from discriminating between employees of the opposite sexes in the same establishment by paying different wage rates for comparable work.

New posters can be obtained from http://store.postersolution.com/total-labor-law-poster-page-kentucky.html
Postersolution reminds you to post the newly updated labor law poster in your workplace.

West Virginia Labor Law Poster Update News April 22, 2006

WV has updated its Minimum Wage and Unemployment Insurance postings.
These new updates must be displayed by all WV employers. Let Postersolution help you remain in compliance.


The WV labor law poster underwent two major changes which were implemented by the state in August.
West Virginia has updated its Minimum Wage posting to include the minimum wage hike.
Effective July 1, 2006, every employer shall pay to each employee a rate not less than $5.85 per hour. An employer may implement a 90-day training wage of $5.15 per hour for persons under 20 years of age when specific conditions are met. West Virginia's minimum wage applies to employers who have six or more employees in one location during any calendar week.
The state has also updated its Unemployment Insurance posting; the agency has released a new version of this posting with a new color requirement.

New posters can be obtained from http://store.postersolution.com/total-labor-law-poster-page-west-virginia.html

Postersolution reminds you to post the newly updated labor law poster in your workplace.