Labor law posters play a big role in regulatory compliance and employee education at your business. These posters not only serve to inform your employees of their employment rights and labor but helps to keep your company abide with labor law regulations.
Employers are required to display various federal and state law posters in their work place. Some of the law posters are required to be within the view of the employees while others should be available to job applicants also.
The requirement set by federal and state law varies depending upon the type of industry, type of business and number of businesses.
Federal labor law posters: Federal labor law posters implements the set of rules to point out the basic requirements and need of the work force such as the information about salaries, wage criteria, hours of working and service agreements.
- The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): It sets standards for minimum wage.
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA): This act applies to all private and public agencies with 50 or more employees. It is eligible for employees if they have worked for at least one year and have 1250 hours of service over the past 12 months.
- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO): It is the poster that should be posted in a place where it can be in access with job applicants. The law prevents employers from denying equal opportunities in promotion, hiring, training, member ship and other aspects of employment based on color, religion, gender and disability. This law helps to protect job applicants and employees from discrimination in employment opportunities.
- Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA): This act bars employers from using polygraph tests for pre-employment screening and during employment course. Also employers are restricted from discriminating, terminating and disciplining an job applicant or an employee for denial to take a test.
- Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
State labor law posters: In addition to the above mentioned federal laws, employers must also display state law posters. Here are some categories:
- State minimum wage
- Workers’ compensation
- State-run OSHA programs
- Equal employment
- Unemployment insurance
- Right to work or right to know
- Payday notice
- No smoking notices
Knowing what labor laws to display is difficult to determine as you will not get information readily available at one place. There are many laws that businesses need to abide with and these laws vary from state to state. These laws change through out the year and you should be updated with the posters each time if there is a mandatory change.