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Illinois: Effective January 1, 2024, employers will be required to provide paid leave to employees On January 10, 2023, the Illinois legislature passed the Paid Leave for All Workers Act (PLFAWA). Once in effect, the PLFAWA will provide nearly all Illinois workers with up to...

We need a Receptionist for just one day a week at our new, second location. My friend has one I can “borrow.” Can I do that and just pay my friend?...

Effective January 17, 2023, OSHA increased its minimum and maximum penalties for workplace safety and health violations by 7.7 percent. Going forward, a “serious violation can cost up to $15,625.00, and a “willful” or “repeat” violation can cost up to $156,259.00....

New York Enacts Law on Worker-Rights Poster Requirements - Late in 2022, Gov. Hochul signed Bill A7595/S6805 into law, which went into effect immediately and imposes new requirements for posting worker-rights posters in the digital age....

We had a potential employee reach out for a position at our office. The candidate is from Ecuador. If we interview them, what can we ask this individual about being from Ecuador?...

Krispy Kreme Agrees to $1M Settlement Regarding Overtime Violations The doughnut chain failed to include monthly bonuses in some workers’ regular rates of pay, the Department of Labor said. As a result, Krispy Kreme paid overtime at lower rates than required by the Fair Labor Standards...

These grants are funded by the California Employment Training Panel and California Labor and Workforce Development Agency. They are geared toward helping small businesses offset the increased costs that may arise when an employee is out on leave, such as cross-training existing staff, and hiring...