Sunday, November 20, 2011

Legal Labor Posters Become Mandatory in New York

New York labor law posters are now mandatory posting throughout the state. New York, being America’s central business district, is the heart of the country’s economy and international affairs. New York has major industries in finance, communications, international trade, publishing, fashion, communications, rural farming, and a huge market in tourism. It’s popularly known as the Big Apple and is home to America’s most famous landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building.

New York’s Department of Labor is the main government arm requiring all private business establishments to display these posters. They enforce these state Labor Laws and aggressively promote just labor practices for every employee. They keep the New York workforce one of the strongest in the country.

These Labor law posters were first mandated by the National Labor Relations Board as an effort to reduce the rampant cases of unjust labor practices in many areas. This is why even small businesses are not spared in this ruling.

By November 2011, the mandate would have been signed as a law. Recently, the NLBR made a statement extending the deadline of businesses displaying the Labor Law Posters until January of 2012. This will give private businesses an ample time in purchasing these posters and making sure that each employee reads these thoroughly and understands it.

One of the most important aspects of the poster is the Safety Poster, specifically the OSHA Job Safety and Health poster. In New York, the Division of Safety and Health oversees the safety of the state’s workforce unit. It’s a division of the Worker Protection Bureau that deals with giving assistance and information to every employer and employee. Safety posters cover topics such as job safety, workplace inspection, and hazards that cause harm to employees.

New York’s Worker Protection is a main component of ensuring the compliance of every establishment to the Labor Law Poster rule. As their website states, the “Worker Protection is dedicated to providing quality services to the people, businesses and governments in the State of New York.”

The Federal Labor Law Posters cover wage regulations, hour regulations, child labor, employee discrimination, and job safety. The minimum wage in New York State is $7.25 per hour. One of the basic rights of employees is to earn at least the minimum wage. T

The labor law posters are a great way to distribute information and knowledge to every employee in New York.

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