The laws also apply to job seekers, contractors, retirees and grantees.The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) mandates that employers must pay employees not exempt from its minimum wage and overtime protections laws at least the federal minimum wage, as well as overtime pay, if applicable.The city sick and safe leave laws apply to ALL employers who have employees performing 80 hours of work within the applicable city, regardless if the employer operates in Minneapolis, St.Paul or in another state (excluding federal, state, county or local governments, other than the City of Minneapolis). Paul passed city ordinances this year requiring mandatory paid sick and safe leave for employees working within the city limits.Today, the Department of Labor issued its Final Rule (“DOL Rule”) mandating paid sick and safe leave for employees of its federal contractors.The administrative penalties went into effect in October; ticketing is set to begin in 2014.
If unsafe working conditions are present, a worker may report the violation to the employer, to the federal and/or state Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and in some cases, the worker may refuse to work.The following is a summary of OSHA protection and guidelines for dealing with dangerous conditions in the workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Act is a federal statute that requires employers to maintain a workplace that is free of dangerous health and safety conditions that can cause illness, injury, or death.The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, also referred to as OSHA, enforces the act and establishes safety standards. Postal Service or through telephone calls to other states.This will significantly impact the health care industry, restaurant and chain establishments, and employers with part-time employees.The DOL Rule mandating sick and safe leave is required for government contractors, with certain, limited exceptions.“All Nova Scotians have a role to play in keeping our workplaces safe.