Sunday, September 04, 2011

Complying with State and Federal Labor Law Posters

If you are an employer in the USA, regardless of which State you are in, if you have two or more employees working for you, you are required according to the law to post up Federal labor law posters as well as various state labor law posters. This is basically done with the intention to protect workers legally from any type of abuse they might suffer at the hands of their employer, or to help solve a conflict between the employer and the employee, assuming of course it’s of a professional nature. According to the law they should basically contain clear information on all the rights the employees have as well as the regulations they need to follow. It is also very important that you put up these labor law posters in places where all the employees will be able to see them, because after all it trying to inform people of their rights by hiding the information from them defeats the point of it. While there are various posters that you are going to have to put up regardless of where you work, such as ones which cover the federal laws as well as the State laws, you are also going to have to put up a list of laws which are specific to your industry. For example, if you are in the Healthcare industry you are going to have made a poster which contains the various sanitary regulations that need to be followed. Make sure that you know the ins and outs of your own industry because laws that apply to restaurant owners may not apply to law firms.

It is of utmost importance that you know the language limitations of your employees; you need to display the posters so that everyone can read them, even if it sometimes means translating them into three or more languages. Some of the topic which you need to cover includes disability rights, worker’s compensation, and disability rights. You should remember that these law vary from State to State, and that they are actually being reviewed and modified quite often (every few years) meaning that you are going to have to spend some time and energy trying to keep up with this aspect of your business. If the tiniest of changes is made to one of the phrases on the poster, you are going to have to change it up immediately because after all, who wants to pay a huge fine because they didn’t print a piece of paper on time?

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