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e-Alert: Monthly Labor Law Posters Updates January 2022

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Background

Employment Poster requirements are continuously changing throughout the year. In addition to minimum wage changes, there are often state, local, and industry-specific policy changes that require poster updates. If you have one or more employees, your business is required by law to post a current State and Federal Employment Poster in a central location. HR Knowledge monitors and tracks employment and labor law postings to keep our clients up to date and in compliance with all posting requirements.

Summary

Below are recent poster changes to help employers ensure they are using the updated version of their employment posters.

  • California – The state of California updated the following notices:
    • The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing has updated their Discrimination & Harassment notice and their Your Rights and Obligations as a Pregnant Employee notices. The updated notices reflect the addition of definitions for the term’s “child” and “parent.” Both poster revision dates are January 5, 2022.
    • The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing has updated their Family Care and Medical Leave and Pregnancy Disability Leave (CFRA) notice. The updated notice reflects a new law that grants eligible employees up to 12 weeks of job-protected time off from work annually for the purposes of providing care to a parent-in-law with a serious health condition. The poster revision date is January 5, 2022.
    • The California Department of Labor & Industrial Relations has updated their Minimum Wage notice. The updated notice reflects an adjustment of the state minimum wage to $14.00/hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees and to $15.00/hour for employers with 26 or more employees, effective January 1, 2022. The poster revision date is January 5, 2022.
    • The following California cities have updated their Minimum Wage Notices, effective January 1, 2022:
California City Minimum Wage Rate Poster Revision Date
Burlingame $15.60/hour November 2021
Daly $15.53/hour October 2021
El Cerrito $16.37/hour November 2021
Half Moon Bay $15.56/hour October 2021
Hayward $14.52/hour October 2021
Los Altos $16.40/hour October 2021
Mountain View $17.10/hour October 2021
Oakland $15.06/hour October 2021
Palo Alto $16.45/hour October 2021
Petaluma $15.85/hour October 2021
Richmond $15.54/hour October 2021
Santa Clara $16.40/hour December 2021
San Diego $15.00/hour January 2022
San Mateo $16.20/hour October 2021
Santa Rosa $15.85/hour October 2021
Sunnyvale $17.10/hour December 2021
West Hollywood $15.00/hour for employers with 49 or fewer employees

$15.50/hour for employers with 50 or more employees

December 2021
  • Colorado – The state of Colorado has updated the following notices:
    • The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has updated their Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards Order notice. The updated notice reflects an increase in the minimum wage. Effective 1/1/2022, the minimum wage rate will increase from $12.32/hour to $12.56/hour for non-tipped employees and from $9.30/hour to $9.54/hour for tipped employees. The poster revision date is December 28, 2021.
    • The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has updated their Paid Leave, Whistleblowing & Personal Protective Equipment notice. The updated notice reflects changes to the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (HFWA). Beginning in 2022, the HFWA covers employers of any size and allows employees to earn 1 hour of paid leave per 30 hours worked, with a maximum of 48 hours of paid leave per year. The poster revision date is December 28, 2021.
    • The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies has updated their Employment Discrimination notice. The updated notice reflects that gender identity and gender expression have been added as protected categories under the Colorado anti-discrimination law. The poster revision date is December 28, 2021.
  • Delaware – The Delaware Department of Labor, Division of Industrial Affairs has updated their Minimum Wage notice. The notice reflects an adjustment of the state minimum wage to $10.50/hour, effective on January 1, 2022. The poster revision date is December 7, 2021.
  • Louisiana – The Louisiana Workforce Commission has released their Pregnancy Rights of Employees notice. The new law requires covered employers to provide reasonable accommodations for employees who become temporarily disabled due to certain pregnancy-related medical conditions. The poster revision date is December 13, 2021.
  • Maine – The Maine Department of Labor has updated their Minimum Wage notice. The updated notice reflects an adjustment of the state minimum wage to $12.75/hour, effective on January 1, 2022. The poster revision date is November 17, 2021.
  • Michigan – The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity has updated their Minimum Wage notice. The updated notice reflects an adjustment of the state minimum wage to $9.87/hour, effective January 1, 2022. The poster revision date is December 16, 2021.
  • Missouri – The state of Missouri updated the following notices:
    • The Missouri Department of Labor & Industrial Relations has updated their Minimum Wage notice. The updated notice reflects an adjustment of the state minimum wage to $11.15/hour, effective January 1, 2022. The poster revision date is December 15, 2021.
    • The Missouri Commission on Human Rights has updated their Discrimination in Employment notice. The updated notice has been reformatted. The poster revision date is December 15, 2021.
  • New Jersey – The New Jersey Division on Civil Rights has updated their Family Leave Act notice. The updated notice reflects new protections for employees who must take time off to care for a family member during the COVID-19 outbreak. These protections include job security and up to 12 weeks of unpaid family leave in a 24-month period. In addition, the notice has been reformatted. The poster revision date is December 22, 2021.
  • New Mexico – The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions has updated their Minimum Wage Act notice. The updated notice reflects an adjustment of the state minimum wage to $11.50/hour, effective on January 1, 2022. The poster revision date is January 4, 2022.
  • New York – The New York State Department of Labor has updated their Miscellaneous Industry Minimum Wage notice. The updated notice reflects an adjustment of the minimum wage to $15.00/hour for Long Island and Westchester County and $13.50/hour for the remainder of New York State. The poster revision date is December 27, 2021.
  • North Carolina – The North Carolina Department of Labor has updated their Wage and Hour Act notice. The updated notice reflects that employers are now required to provide written notice to new hires on promised wages, and to notify employees in writing at least one pay period prior to any changes to wages. In addition, employers must send final paychecks through regular pay channels or by traceable mail if requested by an employee in writing. The poster revision date is December 29, 2021.
  • Vermont – The Vermont Department of Labor has updated their Minimum Wage notice. The updated notice reflects an adjustment of the state minimum wage to $12.55/hour, effective January 1, 2022. The poster revision date is November 15, 2021.
  • Virginia – The state of Virginia updated the following notices:
    • The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry has updated their Job Safety and Health Protection (VOSH) notice. The updated notice reflects new mandatory penalty amounts for each serious violation and non-serious violation, as well as a daily penalty for failing to correct a violation. The penalty for willful violations has also increased. The poster revision date is December 6, 2021.
    • The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry has updated their Minimum Wage notice. The updated notice reflects an adjustment of the state minimum wage to $11.00/hour, effective January 1, 2022. The poster revision date is January 12, 2022.
  • Washington – The state of Washington updated the following notices:
    • The Washington State Employment Security Department has updated their Paid Family and Medical Leave notice. The updated notice reflects that the maximum amount allowed for weekly benefits has increased from $1,206 to $1,327. In addition, the total employee contribution rate also increased from 0.4% to 0.6%. The poster revision date is December 9, 2021.
    • The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has updated their “Your Rights as a Worker” notice. The updated notice reflects new web addresses for obtaining information and new contact information for the department. The poster revision date is December 9, 2021.

Next Steps for Employers

The HR Knowledge All-In-One poster satisfies the posting requirements for employers of all sizes, including these new postings. Displaying the workplace compliance notices informs your employees about their labor and employment rights. Failure to post required federal and state labor law notices may result in both federal and state fines. If you have any additional questions or concerns about the posting changes, please feel free to reach out to our HR team for guidance.

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