Monday, November 14, 2011

Arizona Labor Law Poster Ruling Mandated

Arizona is the sixth biggest state in the United States with a land area of 114,006 square miles. Its labor force lies in their major industries- mining, manufacturing and tourism. With these in mind, the National Labor Relations Board, an independent agency that deals with Labor practices, recently mandated that every single private Arizona establishment is to display a set of Labor Law and Safety Posters.
These Arizona Labor Posters are necessary and timely, with unfair labor practices becoming more and more rampant. These unfair labor practices may involve so many situations, including private concerted activity by the employers. With the anticipated passing of the ruling into the Constitution on November 2011, these Labor Law Posters will give employees the chance to be informed about their basic rights.
The National Labor Relations Board has distinct notices for each state. Normally, every state should have the basic posters, which include Labor Laws by the NLRA, EEO with GINA laws, Minimum Wage, Polygraph Protection Act, FMLA, OSHA Safety and USERRA. These posters are available in both English and Spanish. The state is not required to post bilingual posters except if the owner deems it necessary.
These posters play a big part in ensuring the safety, security and parity of all workers. The US DOL hopes that these posters will also give employees much-needed data about their basic rights. This includes minimum wage, sick leaves, insurance and benefits, etc. With the awareness that these posters are able to impart, it will hopefully lessen employee discrimination, abuse and unfair labor practices happening in the state. This is why the NLRB required even small enterprises to exhibit these posters.
The NLRB also has fitting sanctions for failure to post these Labor notices. OSHA’s Citation Penalties include cases of obstinate violations that can cost the employers from $5,000 up to $70,000, depending on the severity of the violation. Each poster is necessary, and each state will have their own requirements on how many and which specific posters to display.
With the safety posters mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, it is only expected that employees are aware of their working situation. They should take it to themselves to talk to their supervisors about unsafe and hazardous structures and conditions which can endanger health and overall efficiency.
These safety posters are the most important subdivision of the Labor Law Posters, and employers should strictly follow each rule to ensure peace and organization in the workplace.

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