Montgomery County, Maryland:
Clarification of apprenticeship for Montgomery County projects (not project administered by DLLR). Montgomery County has interpreted its local living wage law to allow contractors to use apprentices who are enrolled in any Department of Labor approved program. Thus, a contractor could pay apprenticeship wages to any apprentice enrolled in a DOL approved program, even those from outside the State of Maryland. Please note this is a narrow exception to the DLLR rule and applies to Montgomery County contracts only. DLLR (Department of Labor Licensing and Regulations) interpreting State (Maryland) prevailing wage law requires only apprentices enrolled in a Maryland approved program to be paid apprenticeship rates.
Just a reminder that with the increase of the California minimum wage, the threshold for salaried exempt individuals has also increased. Compensation for a salaried exempt employee must equal or exceed twice the State's minimum wage requirement as well as meet the "duties" test.
Salaried Exempt Workers
Prior Salary History
Employers are no longer allowed to ask an applicant about prior salary history nor base compensation on prior job compensation.
California Parental Leave The California Legislature has imposed Parental Leave on companies with 20-49
employees. This requires a company to provide up to 12 weeks leave for parents requiring baby bonding time. Employees can apply to the State for partial compensation.
Check out the attached link for more information.