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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) Update

New Hires must receive ACA notice

There is a new employer deadline under the Affordable Care Act that you must be aware of.  Starting October 1, 2013 “ New HiresEmployers must provide the notice to each new employee at the time of hiring beginning Oct. 1, 2013. For 2014, the DOL will consider a notice to be provided at the time of hiring if the notice is provided within 14 days of an employee’s start date.

Read more: ACA Update - New Employee Notice Oct 1, 2013

General Labor and Employment Requirements for Agricultural Employers

Here's a checklist on general labor and employment requirements:

Courts Invalidate NLRB Notice Post Rule

On Friday June 14, 2013 another court weighed in and for a second time concluded that the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB" or "Board") posting rule is unenforceable. In Chamber of Commerce v. NLRB, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the NLRB exceeded its authority in adopting the posting rule. The court reasoned that the NLRB’s role is a reactive one, intended to address unfair labor practice charges, and that the NLRB exceeded this role when it acted in a proactive manner adopting a workplace posting rule. The most recent Fourth Circuit decision is here.

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Website Get Facelift

In the first re-design of the ADA website since 2002, the Department of Justice today launched a redesigned ADA website ADA.gov.  The new design incorporates improved navigation and usability features making it easier to find information on ADA technical assistance, enforcement, and regulations.

Read more: ADA Revised Website

DLSE Releases Revised Wage Theft Protection Act Compliance Materials

On April 12, 2012 the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) issued a more streamlined template in compliance of the California’s Wage Theft Prevention Act. The agency also update its FAQ web page which provides guidance to employers to comply with the employee disclosure requirements which became effective at the beginning of 2012.

Read more: DLSE Revises Wage Compliance Template