The US Department of Labor has strict minimum guidelines that every business must meet to be in accordance to their policies. At the very minimum a business must ensure that they have safety posters as well as Labor law posters found in a common area where their employees can view them. Some businesses differ and the US Department of Labor requires them to have different and extra posters that some business might not require. In order to find out what posters your business needs you would want to get in touch with the US Department of Labor so that you can request more information on the different types of posters and the ones that you would need for your business. Below is some more information on safety posters as well as Labor Law posters.
The safety posters differ from state to state and from company to company so by making sure that your business follows the proper protocols you will want to get in touch with the US Department of Labor. By getting in touch with the US Department of Labor you will be able to get the proper poster for you. In general the safety poster provides a general set of guidelines that employees, and even the employer, must follow in that company setting to ensure the safety of fellow employees and for the safety of themselves.
Labor law posters differ from state to state but in the end they state the different laws that regard labor such as minimum wages, medical leaves, and insurance laws. California labor law posters differ from Texas labor law posters because California has more laws that pertain to their employees. They even have a law that allows employees to get off to go vote. The laws that are featured on these posters differ on the different states. If you just moved from a different state you will want to make sure that you read these laws because they could be different from the previous poster.
The different posters that the US Department of Labor requires of employers and companies are there for a reason. They are there to keep the employee informed of their rights and of the different laws that pertain to them. By making sure that these posters are hung up in a common area not only are you avoiding a fine but you are ensuring that your employees get all the information that they need.