Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Labor Law Posters Obligated to Use in California

The state of California recently made a law that requires all companies and businesses to put up their own labor law posters. Actually these posters are required for all states of America, and each state has its own special requirements.
These labor law posters are classified under safety posters which give employer first-had information about the state’s legal requirements and rights of each worker, including their protection, health and wages, among other provisions. It’s a good way to keep track of the workplace’s rules and regulations that both employers and workers are required to obey under law.
California’s labor law posters include but are not limited to the following categories: Cal OSHA Safety and Health Protection, Workers' Compensation, Unemployment Insurance/Disability Insurance/Paid Family Leave, Access to Medical and Exposure Records, California Minimum Wage - $8.00, Pregnancy Disability Leave Notice A, CFRA Leave/Pregnancy Disability Leave Notice B, Discrimination and Harassment Prohibited in Employment, Emergency Numbers, Payday Notice, Unemployment Insurance Benefits, Whistle Blowers Protection and Voting Rights. Generally these posters are available bilingually, and because California has a large number of Hispanics in their population, these bilingual posters (available in English and Spanish) are more preferred to be put up in the workplace.
These California labor law posters are most preferably and suitably posted in areas where it can be seen by most workers. Its visibility will give it the most impact on workers who are expected to comprehend the entire laws and rights fully. This is beneficial for Californian workers so that they get their due rights and give their employers the best work and service that they can offer. Also, the safety posters are an immense way to keep track of the company’s activities and the harm they may impose.
With the passing of the Labor Poster laws, each business in California is required to put these posters up where anyone can see. This includes off-site locations, employment offices, and “locations to which employees report each day”. If a business in the state of California is found to be lacking or completely ignores this rule, it may be sanctioned and fined. These are imposed by the US Department of Labor, and the punishments are as follows: 1) Federal FMLA $100 per offense, 2) Federal Employee Polygraph Protection Act Secretary of labor can bring court actions and assess civil penalties for failing to post, 3)Notice to Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act A civil money penalty may be assessed 4) Federal OSHA Poster A civil penalty of up to $7,000 and 5) CAL/OSHA Poster A penalty of up to $1,000 per violation.
California Labor Law Posters reinforce the behaviors which can make an efficient work environment.

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