In every aspect of our lives there is some form of government control to help make our lives run more smoothly. The government, US Department of Labor, has a hand in how businesses inform their employees about some particular information. The US Department of Labor is only one of a few government sectors that have minimum guidelines that a business must follow in order to run smoothly. The US Department of Labor features different posters that a business must put up in order to inform their business of the proper safety precautions that must be taken as well as the different Labor Laws that can affect them. These posters are the safety posters as well as the Labor Law posters.
The Federal labor law posters informs an employee of their basic wage and hour rights. This poster should be hung up close to the safety precautions poster and should be in a language for any of the employees to read. By posting up the Labor law poster you are ensuring that your employees know of their rights when it comes to their hours and wages so that you cannot be sued for anything in the future because you had it available for them to read. This poster is mandated by the US Department of Labor and can have consequences such as a fine if it is not hung up where employees can see it easily.
The safety poster ensures that your employees know all of the proper safety precautions and other information to keep the workplace a smooth and incident free area. Sure accidents do happen but by posting this poster up along with others you can ensure that the rate of incidents will go down to a very minimal level. The safety poster is another required poster that the US Department of Labor makes some companies put up for their employees. There are other posters as well so if unsure about what posters are required for your business it is essential to get in touch with the US Department of Labor so you can be sure of what to hang up.
The guidelines are there for a reason and unfortunately not every business or company follows by these procedures. For those businesses that do not there could be a fine or even a penalty for them. By ensuring that you have these posters up you are ensuring that by law you are informing your employees of all the possible information that they need to know.