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    Rhode Island Employment Laws

    Overview Basic Minimum Rate (per hour) Premium Pay After Designated Hours Daily Weekly $7.40 (Same as Federal) 40 More Info: Time and one-half premium pay for work on Sundays and holidays in retail and certain other businesses is required under two laws that are separate from the minimum wage law. External Links Rhode Island Department of Labor Website: http://www.dlt.state.ri.us/
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    South Carolina Employment Laws

    Overview Basic Minimum Rate (per hour) Premium Pay After Designated Hours Daily Weekly No state minimum wage law. External Links South Carolina Department of Labor Website: http://www.llr.state.sc.us/
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    South Dakota Employment Laws

    Overview Basic Minimum Rate (per hour) Future Effective Date Premium Pay After Designated Hours Daily Weekly $5.85 $6.55 $7.25   07/24/2008 07/24/2009 (Same as Federal) (Same as Federal) External Links South Dakota Department of Labor Website: http://www.state.sd.us/applications/LD01DOL/frameset.asp?navid=&filtertype=1
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    How to Interview Candidates, Part 3: Keeping It Legal

    How to Interview Candidates, Part 3: Keeping It Legal
    Fair hiring laws were enacted to give every candidate a fair shake in the interview and selection process. Yet more than 40 years after the first of these guidelines became law, job candidates today still are asked questions that are illegal, insulting, and irrelevant to job performance. The keys to eradicating this kind of behavior are ongoing education and consistent interviewing ...
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    What is HR's Role in Employee Termination?

    What is HR's Role in Employee Termination?
    When it comes to terminating employees, HR can help shape the process, guide the conversation and minimize potential damage to both company and employee. But it can't assume the responsibility nor make the task pleasant for anyone involved. Still, "HR should always be a significant part of any termination in any company," says Amy Schrameck, regional director of human resources for ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA): How To Draft A Waiver of Rights

    Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) How To Draft A Waiver of Rights Congress expressly provided that waivers may be valid and enforceable under the ADEA so long as the waiver is “knowing and voluntary.” 1. Waiver agreements must be drafted in plain language geared to the level of understanding of the individual party to the agreement or individuals eligible to ...
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    Circumstances That Require Granting Family or Medical Leave

    Circumstances That Require Granting Family or Medical Leave When covered employers receive a request for leave from eligible employees, it must be granted in the following situations: 1. For the birth and care of a newborn child; 2. For the placement of a child for adoption or foster care; 3. For the care of the employee’s spouse, child, or parent ...
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    Employer Responsibilities and Rights Under OSHA

    Employer Responsibilities and Rights Under OSHA Employers have certain responsibilities and rights under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The following provides a review of some of those obligations. Employers must: ● Meet their general duty responsibility to provide a workplace free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm ...
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    Alabama Employment Law

    Overview The State of Alabama is an employment at-will state with no laws on hiring and firing employees, other than discrimination based on age, religion, sex, color, disability and/or national origin. Minimum Wage: $7.25/hr External Links Alabama Department of Labor Website: http://www.alalabor.state.al.us/
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    National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)

    Synopsis: Congress approved the National Labor Relations Act in 1935 to encourage a healthy relationship between private-sector workers and their employers, which policy makers viewed as vital to the national interest. The NLRA was designed to curtail work stoppages, strikes and general labor strife, which were viewed as harmful to the U.S. economy and to the nation’s general well-being. The NLRA ...
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    Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)

    Synopsis: To assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women; by authorizing enforcement of the standards developed under the Act; by assisting and encouraging the States in their efforts to assure safe and healthful working conditions; by providing for research, information, education, and training in the field of occupational safety and health; and for other purposes.
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Immigration and Nationality Act

    Synopsis: The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) includes provisions addressing employment eligibility, employment verification, and nondiscrimination. These provisions apply to all employers. Basic Provisions/Requirements: Under the INA, employers may hire only persons who may legally work in the United States (i.e., citizens and nationals of the U.S.) and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. The employer must verify the identity ...
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    Delaware Employment Laws

    Overview Basic Minimum Rate (per hour) Premium Pay After Designated Hours Daily Weekly $7.15 (Same as Federal) (Same as Federal) More Info: The Delaware minimum wage is automatically replaced with the Federal minimum wage rate if it is higher than the State minimum. External Links Delaware Department of Labor Website: http://www.delawareworks.com/
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    District of Columbia Employment Laws

    Overview Basic Minimum Rate (per hour) Future Effective Date Premium Pay After Designated Hours Daily Weekly $7.00   (Same as Federal) 40 $7.55 07/24/2008 More Info: In the District of Columbia, the rate is automatically set at $1 above the Federal minimum wage rate if the District of Columbia rate is lower. External Links District of Columbia Department of Labor Website: ...
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    Florida Employment Laws

    Overview Basic Minimum Rate (per hour) Premium Pay After Designated Hours Daily Weekly $6.79 (Same as Federal) (Same as Federal) External Links Florida Department of Labor Website: http://www.stateofflorida.com/Portal/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=10
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    Georgia Employment Laws

    Overview Applies to: Basic Minimum Rate (per hour) Premium Pay After Designated Hours Daily Weekly (Applicable to employers of 6 or more employees) $5.15 (Same as Federal) (Same as Federal) More Info: The State law excludes from coverage any employment that is subject to the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act when the Federal rate is greater than the State rate. External ...
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    Minnesota Employment Laws

    Overview Applies to: Basic Minimum Rate (per hour) Premium Pay After Designated Hours Daily Weekly Large employer (enterprise with annual receipts of $625,000 or more) $6.15 (Same as Federal) 48 Small employer (enterprise with annual receipts of less than $625,000) $5.25 (Same as Federal) 48 External Links Minnesota Department of Labor Website: http://www.doli.state.mn.us/
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    Mississippi Employment Laws

    Overview Basic Minimum Rate (per hour) Premium Pay After Designated Hours Daily Weekly No state minimum wage law. External Links Mississippi Department of Labor Website: http://www.mississippi.gov/index.jsp
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    Missouri Employment Laws

    Overview Basic Minimum Rate (per hour) Premium Pay After Designated Hours Daily Weekly $6.65 (Same as Federal) 40 More Info: In addition to the exemption for federally covered employment, the law exempts, among others, employees of a retail or service business with gross annual sales or business done of less than $500,000. Premium pay required after 52 hours in seasonal amusement ...
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    Montana Employment Laws

    Overview Applies to: Basic Minimum Rate (per hour) Future Effective Date Premium Pay After Designated Hours Daily Weekly Except businesses with gross annual sales of $110,000 or less $6.25 $6.55 $4.00 07/24/2008 (Same as Federal) 40 More Info: Minimum wage is subject to a cost of living adjustment done by September 30 of each year and effective on January 1 of ...
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