Oregon Sick Leave Law

On January 1, 2016, Oregon’s mandatory paid sick leave law will take effect. Nearly all employers with workers in Oregon will be affected by this new law in some capacity. How will these new regulations affect you and your organization? Here is a brief overview of the upcoming changes: (more…)

Cultural Competency During the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us and people are bustling about in eager anticipation of time spent with family, celebrating their holiday traditions. Last week we discussed some tips on how to maintain a level of respect for coworkers and colleagues when celebrating the holidays in the workplace. This time of year is a great reminder of how we each come from different cultural backgrounds. These differences should be celebrated, accepted, and should provide us an opportunity to get to know each other better, not create battle lines. (more…)

Nuts-and-Bolts: Holiday Parties and Celebrations

During the holiday season, many organizations use this as an opportunity to have an office holiday party or celebration, showing appreciation for their employees and allowing them an opportunity to relax and enjoy one another’s company. There are a number of pitfalls that managers can run into when throwing any party, but especially during this time of year when so many religious holidays are prevalent it is important to keep a few things in mind when planning your holiday get together: (more…)

The Art of the Unshakable

In many of today’s movies, the admirable, main character always has a calm and calculated reaction to whatever disaster that’s going on, and they seem to always have a solution to whatever the problem is.  This trait is one of the many that we admire in that many of us secretly wish we could always appear to be unshakable and have the answers (or at least a way to get the answers). Unfortunately, in the real world even our scripted (planned out) work and schedules are consistently affected by the unpredictable. (more…)

Nuts-and-Bolts: Employment and Labor Law Posters

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!