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Labor Day holiday payroll schedule

ADP would like to remind you that Labor Day, Monday Sept. 5, 2022 is a bank holiday. The Federal Reserve will be closed as will ADP’s offices.  To ensure timely employee direct deposits we recommend you accept and approve your payroll 48 business hours prior to pay ...

5 Interview questions to avoid

Knowing what questions to ask and what questions to avoid is critical to conducting an effective and compliant interview. Some questions are expressly prohibited by law while others may directly or indirectly reveal an applicant is a member of a protected group. Both types of questions should be ...

EEOC updates guidance on COVID-19 testing & related issues

This notice is to inform you that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the EEOC) has updated its guidance on conducting COVID-19 tests on employees and on certain other pandemic-related issues.  Under previous guidance, the EEOC stated that the Americans with Disabilities ...

California - City of Los Angeles enacts healthcare workers minimum wage ordinance

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on July 7, 2022, signed into law the Healthcare Workers Minimum Wage Ordinance (Ordinance). The Details:  Under the Ordinance, effective August 13, 2022, the minimum wage for “healthcare workers” employed at privately-owned healthcare ...

Colorado requires notice before certain deductions from wages

Colorado has enacted legislation (Senate Bill 161) that amends the state’s wage theft law. It requires employers to provide notice to an employee before deducting from their pay for money or property the employee failed to return or repay upon termination of employment. The ...

Hawaii enacts minimum wage legislation

On June 24, 2022, Hawaii Governor David Ige signed into law HB 2510 which incrementally increases the state’s minimum wage.  The current minimum wage in Hawaii is $10.10 per hour.  The minimum cash wage is $9.35 but only if an employee earns $7.00 more than the minimum wage ...

Maine prohibits hairstyle discrimination

Maine has enacted legislation (Legislative Document 598) that expressly prohibits employers from discriminating against individuals because of their hairstyle or other traits associated with race. Legislative Document 598 takes effect on Aug. 8, 2022. The Details: By way of background, ...

Nebraska amends child labor laws

Nebraska has enacted Legislative Bill 780 that amends an employer’s requirements for child labor certificates. Legislative Bill 780 is effective immediately. Background: Nebraska helps regulate child labor by requiring schools or the Nebraska Department of Labor to issue employment ...

New York expands protections against domestic violence discrimination

New York has enacted legislation (Senate Bill 8417) that adds “status as a victim of domestic violence” to the list of protected classes throughout the New York Human Rights Law (NYHRL). Senate Bill 8417 is effective immediately. Background: In 2019, the NYHRL was amended to ...

Oregon requires wildfire smoke exposure training

Oregon has enacted a final rule that requires employers to take certain safety steps related to wildfire smoke exposure. The final rule took effect on July 1, 2022. Background: Due to an increase in wildfires, Oregon employees have faced increased health risks associated with wildfire ...

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