Ahhh Labor Law Posters. The multitude of documents, posters, and other random bits of legislation that organizations are required to post in their place of employment that often takes up one or more bulletin boards in your company’s break room or general meeting space. While the majority of us hang the postings typically without question, which makes you wonder, what is the importance of labor law posters?
Why post? Labor law posters are intended to inform your employees of their employment and labor rights and provide them a better understanding of these rights and what is expected of them.
Who posts? Any employer with at least 1 employee is required by law to post the mandatory Federal, State, and OSHA posters in their workplace.
What to post? Posting requirements typically include physical Federal, State, and OSHA posters, though additional postings may be required depending on industry requirements.
Where to post? Posters must be hung and displayed in a common place (break room, employee lounge, conference room, etc.) where employees and applicants can see them (this is required for Federal laws such as Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)).
When to post? It is recommended as a best practice that posters be hung on the posting effective date (not before) to ensure compliance with the applicable Federal, State, or other employment or labor laws.
Having the correct labor and employment law posters in your establishment can save your organization hundreds if not thousands of dollars in the event of an audit by an enforcing agency. It is far better to be safe than sorry. Contact HRCentral today if you have any questions about reporting requirements or to get your 2016 combined Federal, State, and OSHA posters ordered for your organization!