What's New at HR.BLR.com
This Week’s HR News and Updates
December 2, 2019

Here’s what’s new this week on HR.BLR.com®:

Recent/Upcoming Compliance Dates

  • November 22, 2019: *Update*A Texas judge issued an injunction blocking the implementation of the San Antonio Earned Paid Sick Leave Ordinance. This Ordinance was scheduled to take effect December 1, 2019, and would have required all private employers to provide eligible employees with paid sick and safe leave benefits.
  • December 10, 2019: The NLRB has extended the comment period on its recent proposed rule changes related to union representation elections. The Board announced on October 4 it would accept comments through December 10, 2019. The previous deadline was October 11.

NATIONAL UPDATES

News
Training

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FMLA schedules webinar


STATE UPDATES

Maryland

News

Is Maryland Employee’s Home a Worksite Under Workers’ Comp?

Upcoming Minimum Wage Changes:

Minimum wage increases effective December 31, 2019:

New York State: $11.80 per hour

  • Long Island and Westchester: $13.00 per hour
  • New York City:
    • New York City—Large Employers (of 11 or more): $15.00 per hour.
    • New York City—Small Employers (10 or less): $15.00 per hour.
    • Fast food employees in New York City (in fast food establishments): $15.00 per hour.
  • Fast food employees outside of New York City (in fast food establishments): $13.75 per hour

Minimum wage increases effective January 1, 2020:

  • Alaska: $10.19 per hour
  • Arizona: $12.00 per hour
    • Flagstaff: $13.00 per hour
  • Arkansas: $10.00 per hour
  • California: $13.00 per hour with 26 employees or more; $12.00 per hour with fewer than 26 employees
    • Belmont: $15.00 per hour
    • Cupertino: $15.35 per hour
    • Daly City: $13.75 per hour
    • El Cerrito: $15.37 per hour
    • Long Beach: $13.00 per hour; $14.97 per hour for hotel workers; $14.72 per hour for concessionaires
    • Los Altos: $15.40 per hour
    • Menlo Park: $15.00 per hour
    • Mountain View: $16.05 per hour
    • Novato: $13.00 per hour with 26 or more employees; $12.00 per hour with 25 or fewer employees
    • Oakland: $13.80 per hour; hotel ordinance: $15.00 per hour with benefits; $20.00 per hour no benefits
    • Palo Alto: $15.40 per hour
    • Petaluma: $15.00 per hour with 26 or more employees; $14.00 per hour with 25 or fewer employees
    • Redwood City: $15.38 per hour
    • Richmond: $15.00 per hour
    • San Diego: $13.00 per hour
    • San Jose: $15.25 per hour
    • San Mateo: $15.38 per hour
    • Santa Clara: $15.40 per hour
    • Sonoma: $13.50 per hour for businesses with 26 or more employees; $12.50 per hour for businesses with 25 or fewer employees
    • South San Francisco: $15.00 per hour
    • Sunnyvale: $16.05 per hour
  • Colorado: $12.00 per hour
  • Florida: $8.56 per hour
  • Illinois:  $9.25 per hour
  • Maine: $12.00 per hour
  • Massachusetts: $12.75 per hour
  • Michigan: $9.65 per hour
  • Minnesota: $10.00 per hour large employers (annual gross revenue $500,000 or more); $8.15 per hour small employers (annual gross revenue less than $500,000)
  • Missouri: $9.45 per hour
  • Montana: $8.65 per hour
  • New Jersey: $11.00 per hour for employers with more than 5 employees; $10.30 per hour for seasonal employers, small employers with 5 or fewer workers, and agricultural employers
  • New Mexico: $9.00 per hour
    • Albuquerque: $8.35 per hour with benefits; $9.35 per hour without benefits
    • Bernalillo County: $9.20 per hour
    • Las Cruces: $10.25 per hour
  • Ohio: $8.70 per hour (gross receipts of $319,000 or more); $7.25 per hour (gross receipts under $319,000)
  • South Dakota: $9.30 per hour
  • Vermont: $10.96 per hour
  • Washington: $13.50 per hour
    • Seattle:
      • Schedule 1 (more than 500 employees in U.S.): $16.39 per hour
      • Schedule 2 (500 or fewer employees in U.S.): $15.75 per hour
      • Schedule 2 (500 or fewer employees in U.S.) with medical benefits or tips” $13.50 per hour
    • SeaTac: $16.34 per hour
  • West Virginia: $9.50 per hour



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