A reminder to all employers with operations in Arkansas: The minimum wage in Arkansas will increase to $8.00 per hour effective January 1, 2016. Employers should ensure their payroll coordinators or payroll service providers are taking appropriate, timely steps to comply with the change.
Effective January 1, 2011, Illinois employers who perform background checks or otherwise inquire about credit history as part of the recruitment process or in making other employment decisions must comply with the Illinois Employee Credit Privacy Act (IECPA), which generally prohibits inquiry into and consideration of an applicant or employee’s credit history to make decisions concerning employment, including with respect to recruiting, discharge, compensation and other terms and conditions of employment.
On June 22, 2015, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed into law another increase to the state’s minimum wage. This marks the fourth straight year that Rhode Island has raised its minimum wage.
Employers Should Take Note As Courts Begin to Clarify Their Approaches to Dodd-Frank Coverage Issues
Over the past two years, we have seen the approach that the Administrative Review Board (ARB) has taken with respect to the scope and coverage of Dodd-Frank. In almost every instance, the ARB has expanded the scope and coverage of the anti-retaliation coverage of the statute. We have been waiting…..