We have all seen Labor Law posters in our break rooms or bathrooms. These are usually about 3ft x 2ft poster. Have you ever read what it actually says on it? Do you know why is it so important for every business to have it posted?Well, here are some important points about the requirements of Labor Law postings. Lets start with where do they come from and who mandates them. OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration ) requires every business in the United States, that has employees, to post employee rights in a conspicuous place. Some rights are mandated by Federal law, and others by State law. Every state is required to post Federal employee regulations. Visit our website to get free information about ensuring compliance
You DO NOT need to post employee regulations ONLY if:
1. you have no employees
2. you have only contract employees or volunteers
3. your business is family owned.
There are 9 required Federal postings.
Some of them are:
-Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law
-Federal Minimum Wage 2009
-Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
-Employee Polygraph Protection Act
-Anti-Discrimination Notice and some others.
State requirements are different in every state. If your business contains 10% or more Spanish (as their native language) speaking employees and is located in the following states AZ, CA, FL, GA, NM, NC, NY, TX you are required to post employee regulations in both English and Spanish language. However, this rule does not apply to any other languages. Did you know that The Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988 (EPPA) prevents employers from using lie detector tests, either for pre-employment screening or during employment with certain exemptions? Employers generally may not require or request any employee to take a lie detector test, or discriminate against an employee, or job applicant who refuses to take a test, or for exercising other rights under the Act. Every employer is required to display the EPPA poster in the workplace for their employees.