If you work in a company or an organization, it is most likely that you have seen some kind of labor law posters in the break rooms or bathrooms etc. If you have ever paid attention, these posters usually have a specific size and are quite readable. Generally, employees tend to ignore what is written on them and sometimes they even don’t understand why almost all kinds of businesses have to show it in their working areas. However, it is good to understand the rules and regulations that govern the workplace where you work and what kind of rights you have as an employee. Let’s talk about some important points of a labor law poster and what kind of information it presents.
Who needs to have labor law posters?
All types of businesses need to have various kinds of labor law posters but some of them are excluded from this mandate. The following businesses don’t need to have these posters:
1. If the business does not have any employee.
2. If the business has only contract employees or volunteers.
3. If the business is owned by family.
Apart from these, all other businesses need to have employee regulation posters displayed at various places within the workplace.
What posters are necessary to display?
The requirement set by State and Federal labor law may vary depending upon the type of industry, number of employees you have in your company, and type of business. However, according to the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), if you have at least 1 employee, you must display these 6 posters:
1. Minimum Wage compliance poster
2. Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) poster
3. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) poster
4. Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) poster
5. Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) notice
6. Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) notice/poster
Are there any updates/changes in these posters?
Obviously, there are various types of changes and updates that are suggested by the State and Federal agencies. The businesses are required to display these changes whenever the updates happen. To make things easier for you, it is better to subscribe to a labor law poster service. This service will ensure that you stay updated about the changes and they will send you updated posters that you can display in your workplace.
Do I need bilingual posters?
Depending upon the type of workforce that you employ, it is advisable to contact the labor agencies to obtain labor law literature in the required language. Usually, businesses have to display bilingual or multilingual posters if your employees speak different languages. You should not abstain from contacting the labor agency and getting the required material in that particular language.
At the same time, if you are doing business in any of these states-AZ, CA, FL, GA, NM, NC, NY, TX-you should display the state posters both in English and Spanish. If you are located somewhere else, you are not mandated to display bilingual posters.