Virginia Employment Law Update – July 2017

VOSH Poster Updated The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry updated its Job Safety and Health Protection poster to include new maximum penalties based on federal OSHA requirements as follows: For serious and other than serious violations, the penalty increases to $12, 471. For willful and repeat violations, the penalty increases to $124,709. The poster also includes a new …

USCIS Releases Revised Version of Form I-9

On July 17, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the publication of a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. What Employers Need to Know Employers may use the new form, with a revision date of 07/17/17 N now. Using new form is mandatory on September 18, 2017 to avoid fines. The previous I-9 form, …

Ask the Experts: Job Applicant Recordkeeping

Question:  During interviews, we have candidates complete three forms: an application, a background check authorization, and a drug screen authorization. We keep these three forms and their resumes on file. There is nothing that is done with them unless they receive an offer. If we do not give an offer, is it okay to shred the application, background check …

Washington Employment Law Update – July 2017

Seattle City Council Approves Tax on High Income Earners On July 10, 2017, the Seattle City Council approved legislation (Council Bill 119002) to impose a personal income tax at the rate of 2.25 percent on income over $250,000 per year for individuals, or $500,000 per year for married couples filing jointly, applicable to income earned beginning in 2018. Seattle …

South Carolina Employment Law Update – July 2017

Personal and Corporate Income Taxpayers’ Revenue Procedure The South Carolina Department of Revenue has issued a revenue procedure to assist personal and corporate income taxpayers in complying with the relevant code sections concerning withholding on the state income of nonresident shareholders and partners. A revenue procedure is a statement which provides information of a procedural nature. It is valid …

Rhode Island Employment Law Update – July 2017

Payment of Wages and Unauthorized Deductions On July 5, 2017, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed legislation (S.B. 350) prohibiting employers from making deductions from an employee’s wages except for those deductions authorized or required by law, or as expressly authorized in writing by the employee. The law became effective July 5, 2017. Read RI S.B. 350 Workers’ Compensation …

Pennsylvania Employment Law Update – July 2017

Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance Adds Protections On June 22, 2017, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed Bill 170334 modifying existing law by adding a provision authorizing the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) to order a business to cease operations for a period of time upon finding that it engaged in severe or repeated violations of the Fair Practices Ordinance. The …

Oregon Employment Law Update – July 2017

Sick Time Law Amended On June 29, 2017, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed legislation (S.B. 299) making the following clarifications: Employers may cap annual accrual of sick time at 40 hours and can limit total accrual and annual use of sick time. Employers with preexisting policies that provide more than 40 hours of paid time off per year must …

New Hampshire Employment Law Update – July 2017

Tip Pooling On July 5, 2017, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu signed legislation (S.B. 37) permitting employees who participate in a tip pool to provide a portion of the common pool to other employees who also provided service to customers, regardless of job category. The law is effective September 30, 2017. Read NH S.B. 37 Source: Think HR …