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…)
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!
In a recent post on an upcoming employment and labor law update, we discussed a new regulation prohibiting Federal Contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender, a regulation set to take effect on April 4, 2015. What if you don’t meet the qualifications of a Federal Contractor? Do these rules pertaining to discrimination still apply to you? (more…)
Many employers are required by law to adhere to either state or federal employment law governing anti-discrimination in the workplace. Factors determining these requirements include organization size, industry, and location, but the guidelines remain fairly consistent across the board. The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced that Federal Contractors will be prohibited from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender. This change is to take effect on April 4, 2015. (more…)
As the end of 2014 draws closer and closer, many organizations find themselves tying up loose ends and prepping for the start of a new year. Federal and State entities are frequently updating their posters and requirements, and the following list details the types of posters and which employers are required to post them.
(Depending on your industry, size, and state, other posting requirements may also apply.) (more…)