Entries by Kris Janisch

Montgomery County, Md., Earned Sick and Safe Time Law Effective Oct. 1

Montgomery County, Md.’s, Earned Sick and Safe Time Law, which we covered earlier this year, goes into effect Oct. 1. Under the law, employees who work nine hours or more per week are eligible to accrue paid time off to care for themselves or family members in cases of illness, preventative medical care, or in response to sexual […]

Berkeley, CA, Passes Ordinance to Raise Minimum Wage, Add Paid Sick Leave Laws

The City of Berkeley, California, passed an ordinance Aug. 31 that amends its current minimum wage law, and adds a new paid sick leave law. Here are the details of both laws, which go into effect Oct. 1, 2017: Amended Minimum Wage Law The new law increases Berkeley’s minimum wage to $12.53 per hour in […]

Wyoming Updates Maximum Penalties in Health and Safety Protection on the Job Posting

Wyoming has updated the maximum penalties in its Health and Safety Protection on the Job posting, announced Aug. 17. The posting outlines the state’s Occupational Health and Safety Act, which provides job health and safety protection for workers employed across the state, with the exception of a few areas (e.g., ship repairing, ship building, ship […]