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New Years Day

Are any city or state minimum-wage increases taking effect today? If so, check local labor law posters! Make sure they show the new rate. Interestingly, January 1 was not always the first day of a new year. September, October, November, and December got their names from Latin, and were the seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth months of the year in the ancient Roman calendar. The year began in March and the following winter days were not included as part of any month.


Previous-Employer Checks

As of January 6, 2023, motor carriers will no longer need to contact a prospective CDL driver’s current or previous employers to get their FMCSA-mandated drug and alcohol testing history. Instead, motor carriers must rely on information from the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. See 382.413. Former employers must still be contacted for employment verification, crash information, and any non-FMCSA, DOT-mandated testing.


Human Trafficking Awareness Week

The Human Trafficking Awareness Initiative will take place during the week of January 9-13, 2023, when enforcement agencies will distribute information about the crime of human trafficking.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day

This federal holiday is observed on the third Monday in January. All government offices (and many businesses) are closed that day in honor of Dr. King and his contributions to the civil rights movement. A growing number of employers give employees this day off while encouraging them to use the time volunteering. No mail is delivered, so no bills or paychecks will arrive.


Blue Monday (most depressing day)

Not an official holiday, this day (always a Monday) is supposedly depressing because of a combination of post-holiday bills, the abandonment of New Year resolutions, low sunlight levels, and cold weather in the northern hemisphere. Conditions such as Seasonal Affective Disorder may require accommodations, such as being moved to a location with access to sunlight, for employees who feel afflicted.


Punch the Clock Day

Time clocks are not required under federal law, but employers are required to maintain accurate time records and pay nonexempt employees for all hours worked. In general, employers may round employees’ work hours, as long as it’s a fair and consistent practice that averages out for employees.


Earth Day 2023

First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world to demonstrate support for environmental protection.


Earth Day 2023

First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world to demonstrate support for environmental protection.


Earth Day 2024

First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world to demonstrate support for environmental protection.