Today’s topic is labor law posting requirements. If your business has at least one employee, you are generally required by federal and state law to post current labor law notifications in a prominent location where employees (and, in certain instances, applicants for employment) can readily observe them. If you fail to do so, your business could face penalties and fines.
Common Federal Posting Requirements:
- Federal Employee Polygraph Protection Act - generally prohibits the use of lie detector tests by employers;
Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) poster - explains non-discrimination laws;
Federal Fair Labor Standards Act - sets minimum wage, overtime pay, and child labor standards;
Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) poster - explains employer and employee rights and responsibilities under the law;
“Job Safety and Health: It’s the Law” poster from OSHA - informs employees of their right to a safe and healthy workplace; and
Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act poster - provides notice of the protections for service members returning from a period of service in the uniformed services.
There are also other federal posting laws which may apply, depending on the nature of your business. For example, additional posters may be required for certain agricultural employers or employers holding federal contracts. Most states also have their own set of mandatory labor law notices which must be posted in addition to the federal requirements.
So you have federal posting requirements…state posting requirements…laws are changing constantly…and you need to stay in compliance at all times or face potential fines. How do you do it?
You can spend your days scouring the Department of Labor websites from the federal government and your specific state, or you can simplify things by purchasing an all-in-one labor law poster program that keeps your company in compliance year-round.