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DOL Pushes States to Study, Enact Paid Leave

New grants will fund state research on paid family leave.

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MA Enacts Sweeping Equal Pay Reform

The new law takes a novel approach in curbing the gender pay gap.

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2016 EEO-1 Survey Letters Sent by EEOC

The mandatory survey records employee demographic information.

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Equal Pay, Paid Leave Enter Electoral Fray

Workplace issues took center stage at this summer's major political conventions.

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IRS Relaxes 2016 ACA Deadlines, Penalties

Businesses that missed this year's ACA deadline may not actually be penalized.

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Non-Competes Face New Legal Tests

State lawmakers are cracking down on the controversial agreements. 

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EEOC Releases New Harassment Report

Last year, about 33 percent of the charges received by the EEOC dealt with harassment. 

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Congress Delays Overtime Rules in Puerto Rico

While U.S. businesses scramble to prepare for the Department of Labor’s new overtime rules, Congress has granted Puerto Rico employers a welcome reprieve.

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Colorado Opens Employee Access to HR Files

The law gives workers the right to view their personnel records.

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NYS Proposes Direct Deposit, Paycard Rule Changes

The rule could force employees to issue new direct deposit forms.

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Chicago OKs Paid Sick Leave

The new law requires most city businesses to offer paid sick leave.

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CO Boosts Pregnancy Discrimination Protection

The law grants pregnant workers new flexibility in the workplace.

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D.C. Set for New $15 Minimum Wage

A new law will raise the District's minimum wage over four years.

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CT Passes, Signs ‘Ban the Box’ Law

The new law limits when employers can ask job candidates about criminal history.

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EEOC Hikes Penalties for Posting Violations

Failing to display the agency's poster could result in steep fines.

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Paid Leave Scores Midwest Victory

Effective July 1, 2017, businesses in Minneapolis, Minnesota with six or more employees are required to provide paid sick leave for employees within city limits

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MD Expands Equal Pay Protections

The mandates also protect employee discussions about wages. 

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Final Overtime Rules Released

The changes extend overtime eligibility to millions of workers.

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VT Passes ‘Ban the Box’ Law

Vermont is the latest state to tighten background check rules.

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IRS Announces 2017 HSA Limits

In an April 29 release, the IRS unveiled 2017’s HSA contribution limits—$3,400 for individuals, and $6,750 for families. This marks a $50 increase for individuals.