Tuesday, May 31, 2011
In the state of Florida, their State Labor Law includes a number of state posting requirements, which are the 2011 Florida Minimum Wage, on Discrimination, Anti-Fraud Notice, Child Labor Law, About Florida Equal Opportunity Law, Workers’ Compensation and Unemployment Insurance.
On the top left-most part of the Florida Labor Law poster, the employee can read all about the guidelines and other medical benefits if they get injured. Plus, an Anti-Fraud notice is also indicated for employers and employees committing insurance fraud.
Just below, employees can find the Unemployment Compensation section or Unemployment Insurance, where they can read all about the benefits they can get if they become totally or partially unemployed an not the fault of their own. All the guidelines on the said matter can be all found in this section.
Equal Opportunity Law and guidelines against Discrimination are just next to the Unemployment Insurance section. In this section, all issues regarding discrimination are discussed including the rights and equality of every employee regardless of their nationality, skin color, race, religion, sex, age, and political affiliation.
On the upper right-most of the poster, the employees can read all about Child Labor Laws. It states all the guidelines for minor workers, which include their school time schedule, age restrictions, the number of hours they are allowed to work, break times, including the type of work they are only allowed to do.
The Minimum Wage section is where employees get information about the minimum wage on the state of Florida, which is the regular minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, and $4.23 per hour for tipped employees.
Safety posters are also required to be posted in offices and work areas that can be easily read by employees. These posters serve as guidelines and reminders for the safety of employees in their workplaces.
Posters like these not only protect the rights of employees but also the right of employers as guidelines mandated by the law.
Monday, May 30, 2011
State labor law posters are posters that carry the employment laws on that specific state only. Like for instance in some state where smoking is highly prohibited on working places, the No Smoking Notice is displayed on their posters, while in some state it is not. In some state where there is a great number of Latinos living; notices are also printed out in Spanish.
On the other hand, federal labor law poster is poster that governs all state, basically having the fundamental labor laws on print. These federal labor laws are Equal Employment Opportunity, Payday Notice, Anti-Discrimination Notice, Federal Minimum Wage, IRS Withholding Notice, Family and Medical Leave Act, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, Employee Polygraph Protection Act, and Job Safety and Health Protection.
Federal Minimum Wage section discusses the minimum wage of an employee. It also covers overtime pay, tip credit, and child labor law.
The Notice on Polygraph Protection Act states that an employer is prohibited from requiring employees and job applicants to undergo polygraph testing. However there are exemptions on federal and state and local governments.
The Job Safety and Health Law is all about the right of every employee to report about workplace hazards. Employers do also have the right to request for an inspection if they believe that their working area is unsafe and hazardous to their health.
Equal Employment Opportunity Notice states that employees as well as job applicants are protected against any part of discrimination, where it may to be by the color of their skin, race, religious affiliation, and gender.
The Uniformed Service Employment and Reemployment Act discusses about the right of an employee to be reemployed after leaving his or her civilian job in order to undertake military services.
Family and Medical Leave Act are all about the use of leave of an employee, whether it may be a family or medical matters.
Payday Notice states the scheduling of the employees payday, whether it may be weekly, monthly or semi-monthly. Beside this section is the section on IRS Notice.
Federal and State law posters are all mandated by law to be displayed in all businesses and offices. Safety Posters are also needed by every establishment to warn and let the employees, employers, and the public as well, to be guided accordingly when it comes to safety. Safety posters are not only seen in working areas or establishments, but they are also seen in public places.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
The reason why the country has enforced the state of California to post up labor law posters that are accompanied with safety posters is to ensure that the beautiful men and women in that live in California abide by the rules that are set within not only the state but also in the whole country. Child labor has been a big issue not only within the United States of America but also within the entire world; child labor has been a big issue within the whole entire world because people would rather have their child work rather than them working.
The law of child labor in the state of California started when the local residents found out there are fresh fish within the ocean, the local parents would send their children out to work in the fish ponds and the ports. When safety became in issue with work so did the safety posters. When people read safety signs they do not realize how important it really is, having signs that say “no swimming here” can make a big difference between someone’s life. When California posted up these labor laws many families went broke because their children would not be able to carry out the family job, when these happened children that had enough blessings were able to go to a public school and learn. Education became a very popular trend towards children in the earlier days because if you were educated before you would be able to learn more skills. Many schools before would offer fishing lessons, hunting lessons, and cooking lessons, all for which would cost less than an American dollar! Pretty cheap for some real education. Education then evolved into a more formal point of view by offering children how to be literate and how to work with numbers and not just pure hands on.
When time had come and technology had developed children would meet in a facility to learn formal education, formal education when it developed with technology took about two to five years before graduation. Now in modern day society children cannot work in whatever field they want unless they have had proper training and education on the desired position he or she is applying for.
Monday, May 23, 2011
California Labor Law Poster is one of the state posters that have many sections. These sections are Payday Notice, State Disability Insurance, Access to Medical and Exposure Records, Safety Protection, Unemployment Insurance, Minimum Wage, Discrimination Notice, State Disability Insurance, Emergency Phone Number, No Smoking Notice, Whistle Blower Protection Act, Time-off Voting Notice, and Workers’ Compensation.
Minimum Wage covers not only the minimum wage for employees, but also includes guidelines in meal and lodging for the employees. Unemployment compensation talks about the unemployment and disability insurance. This section also tackles PPL or Paid Family Leave.
Time-off to Vote section discussed that an employee should be given an ample time to vote without having deductions on their salaries for the time spent in voting.
The Occupational Safety and Health Act implies what the employers should do in order to have a safe working environment for the employees, and at the same time for the employees’ rights working in a safe and healthy environment. Emergency Information section provides all the necessary information like telephone numbers of concern authorities like fire fighters, police, doctor, etc. incase an emergency occurs. Access to Medical Records is information on where an employee can obtain a copy of their medical record.
Discrimination section not only provides information with regards to employees’ and employers’ discrimination regarding sex, color, nationality, religion, orientation, marital status, etc., but also against harassment. Payday Notice gives information regarding the employees’ payday. Beside this section is the notification for Non-Smoking.
Unemployment Compensation gives information for unemployment insurance benefits. Additional information can be obtained by the given toll free numbers of different languages. Workers’ Compensation discussed about notice on injuries during work hours. It discusses benefits that include medical care, permanent and temporary disability benefits, supplemental job disability benefit, and death benefits (paid to the dependents of the worker).
Whistle Blower Protection Act is a policy of California that encourages employees to notify government authorities if their employer is not complying with a state or a federal law or regulation.
Beside from these State Labor Laws, certain safety precautionary guidelines are also posted, but not only in offices and work areas, but also in public access areas. This Safety Posters serves as reminders for the employees, employers, and the public as well on safety.
The state of Arkansas has different guidelines and notices printed out on their poster, as what have been explained before, all state labor law posters are not identical to one another. The biggest section of their poster lies on the upper left-most portion. It is all about the guidelines on their minimum wage. It covers every detail of employees’ compensation. It provides information on specific employees like executive and administrative employees, professionals, salesman, students, handicapped, and farm laborers. It also tackles the rate for specific workers and their overtime pay. This section also covers all about child labor law and the restrictions.
Just below the Minimum Wage Section is the Unemployment Compensation or Unemployment Insurance section. Some information on the said section is covered, plus it gives all the cities an employee can avail services for their unemployment insurance.
Beside the Minimum Wage section of the poster is the Workers’ Compensation section that gives guidelines and instructions to both employers and employees. It discusses all about the injuries and diseases or sicknesses if an employee acquires it during work time. It gives instructions on the part of the employer as well as on the part of the employee.
And the last section of the Arkansas Labor poster is all about the Public Employees’ Right to Know. It explains all about the duties of every public employer as well as the rights of every public employee. It also tackles information regarding complaints and investigations incase such unnecessary event occur.
Companies and office also need to provide for posting Safety Posters on their offices and work areas. These posters provide additional and much information on how to avoid and prevent injuries not only to employees but also to employers as well, or any individual staying or just passing by the work area.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
The California labor law posters usually include the rules and regulations such as: Discrimination & Harassment in Employment are prohibited by Law, Unemployment, Disability Insurance Benefits & Paid Family Leave, MW-2002 Minimum Wage, Workers' Compensation Notice, Pay Day Notice, Notice A Pregnancy & Family Leave Notice, Emergency Information, and it claims that the employees rights are protected. One of the most important things is for sure CAL/OSHA Safety & Health Protection.
The thing is that the state labor law posters need to take care of some important regulations connected to law of particular state, and the state of California considers the safety posters as most important. They require the everyday safety in the everyday jobs and circumstances, such as: Unfired Pressure Vessel Safety, Electrical Safety, Elevator Safety, Permanent Amusement Ride Safety, Safety Rules for Gold Dredges (Repealed), Mine Safety Orders, Ship Building, Ship Repairing and Ship Breaking Safety, and many other that may even seem a bit strange to some other people in other states. This is not just about the responsibility of the employee as some people may think. They can provide all the information necessary for the productivity of the work, but the employers as well must take care of the things while they are at the workplace. That means to warn all the colleagues if they notice the potential danger and maintain the safety at the workplace as much as they can. If it comes to violations from any side, there are always the penalties to handle.
The most important thing for both the employers and the employees is to understand exactly what is under the Californian law and what is not, that’s the best way to find out about the particular rights and the consequences if there are some violations. The state labor law posters are the reason enough for everyone to try to try to find the best job they can since they will be protected for sure.
Monday, May 16, 2011
These labor law posters are official federal and state government issued posters that contain information on the various regulations that are mandatory for all employees, such as employee Time Off to Vote notice, this is different in states such as Ohio, Colorado and Florida. Each one of these states has different labor law posters that are made.
For example in Florida, the Florida labor law posters cover information on things such as what to do in the event of an emergency, also the Whistle Blower Protection Act that protects people who share information on a company’s act and how they work.
In other states, you will find that that there is specific information on Employee Risk Reduction. Ohio labor laws posters share information Unemployment Insurance since the state has a high unemployment rate compared to most countries. Also the Ohio labor laws posters have details on other state specifics, Rebuttable Insurance notice, Workers' Compensation, Public Employee Risk Reduction.
Colorado Labor Law Posters have to mention that there the state of Colorado has added special emphasis to its Employment Security Act having added that there is a new complaint process for the reporting of misclassified employees, and fines of up to $5,000 per misclassified employee for the first misclassification.
Part of recent changes that have occurred in the state of Colorado also include the fact that increased its minimum wage from $7.24 per hour to $7.36 per hour for non-tipped employees, and from $4.22 per hour to $4.34 per hour for tipped employees. In addition the Colorado Labor law Posters have to include information on Equal Employment Opportunity.
There are other issues with vacation leave as well, such as the fact that it is legal for an employer to negate vacation time if it is not used within a specific amount of time, even if the worker earned their leave fully. These rules have to be agreed upon by both employer and employee and the employee has to be fully aware(full disclosure) of it for it to be considered legal.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
All over the country there are many laws that have been set in place to protect the various employees and employers from work related disputes. Because each state has its own labor laws, it has become mandatory for the labor laws to be put up in company areas using labor law posters, it’s a part of the required work conditions if an employer has more than 3 employees working for them.
There are various regulations and federal laws that have been put into effect by the various regulators and state makers. In the state of Ohio for example, there is a minimum wage law that is in effect at the moment. This means that the Ohio Labor Law Posters have been updated to indicate what the minimum wage will be increased its minimum wage from $7.30 per hour to $7.40 per hour for non-tipped employees and $3.70 per hour for tipped employees. This information and other health and work safety information is updated and must be posted for all.
In the state of Florida, where there are slightly different laws in place regarding people’s work situations, you will find that there may be more emphasis on the working conditions than on the minimum wage. Since each state has its own laws, you would do well to study what the current regulations are in the state where you are in.
This means that you will have to really examine the federal and state laws that the labor law posters stipulate and enforce so that you are in the know. This is very important so you will have to be convincing in your compliance with the laws of the state.
Some essential information that Florida labor law posters provide include clear insight and inform you may find include the requirement for This includes Minimum Wage information, Discrimination notice, Family and Medical Leave Act (Notice A & B), you might also find state on the Unemployment Insurance, Access to Medical and Exposure Records.
In the Colorado, you will find Colorado labor law posters that mention State Disability Insurance, Workers’ Compensation, other information such as Payday Notice, Employee Polygraph Protection Act, and Uniformed Services Employment. All these are designed to protect the employee and the employer within a working environment so that all parties are clear on what is required of them.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
A Florida labor law poster will contain various state safety regulations, as well as details on the federal overtime salary laws. Florida is one of the states that do not have a specific or over-riding overtime law, so the Federal law prevails and gives the basics. All employees working over 40 hours in a single work-week are entitled to overtime wages. These wages are usually One and a Half times their usual rate of pay. Some employees are exempt from this law and so do not get overtime wages no matter how many hours their employer requires them to work in a week. These exempt employees are known as salaried employees, and are paid a higher base rate of pay weekly, making overtime pay unnecessary due to having a high enough base rate of pay to cover the employees extra time.
A Colorado labor poster will be showing a similar increase to minimum wage in 2011 as Ohio has experienced this year, rising from $7.24 an hour to $7.36 an hour, adjusting for inflation in the state economy. That rate applies to employees whom are not receiving tips, with the rate for tipped employees also rising from $4.22 an hour to $4.34 an hour, a twelve cent increase over the previous year. As with other states, if the tipped employees wages do not reach $7.36 an hour with tips included in the total than an employers is still requires to make up the difference to meet the minimum rage requirements for the state of Colorado.
Monday, May 09, 2011
Anyway, it is interesting and important to compare some of the different labor law posters in order to see how beneficial they can be in many states.
• Colorado labor law posters emphasize the minimum wage law, which gives the opportunity for better future; Anti Discrimination Law in Employment, Housing, Places of Public Accommodation; wage payment law where the employees should specify the paydays, time and days of payment. Also, the employees rights are protected.
• Florida labor law posters are also about the minimum wage as the most important thing for the employee; discrimination – since it’s one of the states that have most a lot of foreigners who work in there; Child Labor Law (Only Required when Minors Employed); Workers' Compensation Notice, and the employee rights are protected, as well.
• Ohio labor law posters also emphasize the minimum wage; then there is fair employment; Safety and Health Protection on the Job (Public Sector); Minor Labor Laws (Only Required when Minors Employed); and the employees rights that are protected.
These are the most important regulations and they seems to be more or less different, but one, most important and common thing is the unemployment insurance.
It is very important thing for those who are temporarily out of the job and need some help. The Colorado labor law posters emphasize this, as well as Florida labor law posters and the Ohio labor law posters. The whole point is to not to let the people lose their faith when it comes to finding the job. It is also a way to keep up the economy of the local cities and states and make the whole engine going on. The laws of the states might be different but the unemployment insurance is usually calculated on the previous earnings of the employee. Also, it will keep the peace of mind of every employee and help him get the courage to look for another job. The current economy is far from perfect, but it’s inevitable, so it’s better to keep up with the trends in order to get all the best from it.
Thursday, May 05, 2011
For this reason, labor law posters are considered to be one of the most important prerequisites for any organization. How these posters are implemented can be seen through the example of the labor laws prevalent in the states of Arizona, Texas and New York.
The Arizona Labor Law Posters
Essentially following the same route as the federal labor the posters, the Arizona labor law posters have to compulsorily mention the these rules:
• Compensate employees in any situation where they suffer losses or injuries because of their job requirement.
• Giving a guaranteed sum if the employees are laid off.
• Providing a list of hazardous substances that might pose a threat to the employees’ health.
• No tolerance to be shown towards any discrimination between the workers whether while hiring them or during their tenure.
The Texas Labor Law Posters
Much like the Arizona labor law posters, the Texas labor law posters focus mainly on the employers’ role in protecting the rights of their employees. According to them, the employers should:
• Not mistreat or exploit any worker.
• Regard every existing and future employee as equal, without discriminating on the basis of racial, religious or gender-based differences.
• Cover employees should any need of medical attention arise in light of a work-related accident.
The New York Labor Law Posters
In the same vein as the Arizona and Texas labor law posters, the New York labor law posters make it compulsory for the employers to shed light on these matters:
- Issues arising due to the protection of a worker.
- Guaranteeing equal opportunity to be selected as employees without basing the decision on which racial or ethnic background they belong to. Moreover, no discrimination should be made on the basis of the gender.
- The minimum pay amount should be disclosed so that the pays of the employees can be determined accordingly.
- Off days for health related problems as well as vacations.
- Company stance on hiring the employees back.
No matter whether one considers the Arizona, Texas or New York labor law posters, it is but obvious that they are meant to make employees aware of benefits they deserve as workers.
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
In addition to the labor laws of the Federal Government, each State has their own particular labor laws some of which have to be exhibited prominently and openly for the workers to see. For each state, posters are available depicting both the State and Federal Laws in one place. These are available free of charge but can also be ordered online from specific registered retailers.
Though the basic Labor Laws throughout the United States remain the same, there are minor variations in specific laws and sometimes in the application of the laws for various states. Each state has its own laws regulating the minimum wage requirements of the state. The posters for Arizona, New York and Texas are similar with regard to the exhibit of Federal Labor Laws but differ when it comes to minor details of minimum wage and employee rights. The purpose of each of these states is to make sure that every employee and employer is aware of the laws that protect and safeguard their rights as workers and citizens of the United States.
By law the Arizona Labor Posters must display the minimum wage for the state, discrimination laws, and precautions about exposure to bodily fluids, work exposure, unemployment Insurance, safety and health guidelines and workers ‘ compensation issues. For the New York Labor Law Posters, certain rules like the minimum wage for the state are identical while additional laws like Discrimination Laws, Requirements for Fringe Benefits and Hours Deductions from Wages, Tip Appropriation, and Permitted Working Hours for Minors under 18 and Article 23-A Licensure and Employment of Persons Previously Convicted are additionally required on the posters. Similarly, the Texas Labor Law Posters must contain information about the minimum wage in the state with the added requirement of Workers' Compensation, Payday Law, Child Labor Law and Employee Rights for the state. These posters have to be put up in both English and Spanish.