Thursday, December 09, 2010

Attention Employers- Are You Displaying The Mandatory Labor Law Posters?

In the United States of America, it is mandatory for the businessmen to display the labor law posters in the location so that the employees can easily view them. You are bound legally and required to by the Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, Office of Small Business Programs, U.S. Department of Labor and your particular state department of labor to display these posters, and if you do not follow this requirement, then you may have to bear heavy penalties and fines, which can cost you more due to the violation and non compliance of labor laws. Besides the display of these posters, you also need to make sure that you are constantly updating them because if they are found outdated during the inspection by the officials of the state labor department, the employer has to pay a penalty.

You must know that these posters are in the best interest of not only your employees but also for you because once your employees completely become aware of their rights and responsibilities, they will work in their pre defined ambit without any doubt and mishap of information. The federal and state labor law posters vary according to the nature difference of businesses. For example, some small business which is not legally bound to display the medical leave and family act because they are not required to do so. You may require to display the safety and health measures, equal employment opportunity law, re employment act and uniformed services of employment and various acts, which are designed and devised to provide the best legal protection to the employees and save them from any possible exploitation from their employers.

You must display that labor law poster which your employee can easily read and understand, for example, if you have Spanish employees, then you must place the law posters both in English and Spanish. You must also make sure that you are constantly updating these posters by visiting industry or labor department websites. No doubt by displaying the mandatory labor posters, you are saving yourself from the possible penalties which can cost you a lot.

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