Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

(from the 24-Hour HR Support Center)

In 2018, over 13,000 sex-based harassment claims were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This number doesn’t include charges filed with state and local agencies or situations where employees went directly to an attorney. And many employees who are victims of sexual …read more…

City of Portland Minimum Wage Increase, Effective July 1, 2019

by Leora Kirk, KMA Consultant

Beginning July 1, 2019, the minimum wage in Portland, Maine, will increase to $11.11 per hour which exceeds the state of Maine minimum wage of $11.00 per hour. The direct wage owed to tipped workers must be at least $5.50 per hour.

Employers …read more…

Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave – What Employers of MA Workers Need to Know

by Rhoda McVeigh, KMA Consultant

In mid-2018, Massachusetts (MA) passed the MA Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) regulations, which will be one of the most generous paid family and medical leave programs in the nation. PFML creates an insurance program administered by the MA Department of Family …read more…

It’s Back! New Overtime Rule to Increase Minimum Exempt Salary

Remember a few years ago when we had a new overtime rule that was halted at the 11th hour? Get ready for round two, only this time at a lower salary rate.

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and this new proposal …read more…