Insurance News

  • California Strengthens Lactation Accommodation Protections October 18, 2019
    California has adopted a new law that strengthens lactation accommodation protections for employees. The new law becomes effective on Jan. 1, 2020 and is similar to San Francisco’s lactation accommodation law.
  • South Dakota Announces 2020 Minimum Wage Rate October 15, 2019
    The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation announced that the state minimum wage rate will increase $9.30 per hour on Jan. 1, 2020.
  • Vermont Announces 2020 Minimum Wage Rate October 14, 2019
    Vermont has announced that the state minimum wage rate will increase to $10.96 per houron Jan. 1, 2020.
  • DOL Proposes to Amend Employee Tip Regulations October 10, 2019
    On Oct. 8, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a proposed rule to amend employee tip regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • Montana Announces 2020 Minimum Wage Rate October 10, 2019
    On Sep. 30, 2019, the Montana Department of Labor and Industry announced that the state minimum wage rate will increase from $8.50 to $8.65 per hour.
  • Ohio Announces 2020 Minimum Wage Rate October 8, 2019
    New Rate Becomes Effective on Jan. 1 Ohio has announced a new minimum wage rate of $8.70 per hour for nonexempt employees. The state minimum wage rate applies to employers that gross $319,000 per year or more. The
  • Alaska Announces 2020 Minimum Wage Rate October 2, 2019
    New Rate Becomes Effective on Jan. 1 The state of Alaska has announced a minimum wage rate of $10.19 per hour for 2020. The minimum wage in the state is adjusted annually using the Consumer Price Index for urban consumers
  • California Adopts New Worker Classification Standard October 1, 2019
    California has adopted a new law that changes the process for determining whether a worker should be classified as an employee or independent contractor.
  • DOL Issues New Salary Limits for Overtime Exemptions September 24, 2019
    On Sept. 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a new final rule that updates the salary thresholds that some individuals must meet in order to qualify for a minimum wage and overtime exemption under the federal Fair Labors Standards Act (FLSA).
  • Reminder: Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 are Key Massachusetts PFML Deadlines September 19, 2019
    The end of the month marks important employer deadlines for Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML).

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