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MBA HR Update: Maryland State Poster Notice

Maryland has revised its Equal Pay for Equal Work poster.  To ensure compliance with workplace posting requirements, you can take advantage of the volume discount MBA has obtained with our workplace poster vendor and order new all-in-one workplace posters.  The cost is $25.00 per poster.  If you want to order new poster(s), please contact MBA's Client Service Department no later than October 18th, 2016.  

You also have the option of going online and printing the revised poster versus ordering a new all-in-one poster.  The poster can be accessed here: 

If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact Modern Business Associates at 888-622-6460, Option #5.


Starting this year (2016), Massachusetts requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide leaves of absence with pay on Veterans Day.

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MBA HR Update: Seattle to Begin Full Enforcement of Labor Standards Amendments

The City of Seattle has approved a comprehensive set of amendments, the 2015 Wage Theft Prevention and Labor Standards Harmonization Ordinance, to Seattle's labor standards laws. The City soft launched the Ordinance and announced it would not impose civil penalties or fines related to noncompliance with some of the requirements resulting from the amendments prior to September 30, 2016. However, by September 30, 2016, the City will require employers to be in compliance. The amendments made changes to four distinct ordinances: minimum wage, wage theft, fair chance employment, and paid sick and safe time.

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Two FAQs & Answers on the DOL / FLSA Changes to the Overtime Exemption

Two questions employers typically have related to the overtime exempt / non-exempt employee classification changes deal with record-keeping and working outside of regular hours, such as travel time. 

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From an Employment Standpoint, this so-called Bathroom Debate is Nothing New

Anyone who doubts the influence popular culture has on the workplace need look no further than the burgeoning debate on transgender bathroom use to be swayed.   Of course, transgender issues are not new.  Viewers of the Amazon Prime series Transparent are reminded of this every time the opening credits, featuring vintage footage from as much as 5 decades ago, play.  In fact, in 1975, the sitcom All in the Family introduced transgendered character Beverly LaSalle, who went on to appear in several more episodes.   

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