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Compliance Update: New Federal, Philadelphia, and Delaware Regulations

New Federal Regulations on Religious Garb and Grooming in the Workplace

Recently, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a Q&A publication on "Religious Garb and Grooming in the Workplace: Rights and Responsibilities." This document outlines for employers how federal employment discrimination law applies to religious dress and grooming practices in the work place and should be used as companies develop policies dealing with workplace dress. Download the Q&A from our website here.


New Philadelphia Regulations Regarding Pregnant Employees

In addition, the Mayor and City Council in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, issued new regulations that require city employers to make reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees and to provide written notice to employees by displaying a new workplace poster developed by the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) regarding the new pregnancy accommodation requirement. This new poster must be conspicuously posted in your workplace in an area accessible to all employees by April 20, 2014. You can download the Notice from our website here or from PCHR's website here.


Upcoming Delaware Minimum Wage Hikes

Lastly, the State of Delaware has enacted its first minimum wage hike since 2009, which is scheduled to go into effect on June 1, 2014, under legislation signed by Governor Jack Markell. The first of two increases becomes effective June 1, 2014, when the minimum wage will go up 50 cents to $7.75 per hour. One year later, on June 1, 2015, the rate will increase another 50 cents to $8.25 per hour.


According to the Delaware Department of Labor, up to 40,000 people (nearly 10% of Delaware's workers) could be affected, directly or indirectly, by this minimum wage increase.


We hope you find this useful. If you have any question, please feel free to contact us. 

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If you have a need for day-to-day HR support, Human Capital Consulting Partners can provide support on a virtual or on-site basis. 


Our practice engages with owners, senior management teams, and human resources executives to ensure their HR policies and programs are in alignment with their business strategies while ensuring compliance with all federal, state, and local employment regulations. 


In addition, this practice provides a wide range of HR services and support in the areas of employee relations, talent management, performance management, employee benefits, and day-to-day HR administration. 


For more information on our HR Outsourcing Practice, contact:


Rich Holland, SPHR

Senior Vice President