In the US, every employee has the right to know the important information that stipulates their rights at the workplace. As a result, every employer has an obligation to comply with the mandatory posting by displaying the most current state and federal labor law posters at the workplace. They should be displayed at suitable and accessible places to all employees such as at tea break rooms, entrance and on important notice boards. Every state has its own unique labor laws, for instance, an Ohio labor law poster is quite different from a New York labor law poster, but the federal labor laws in both cases are same. Federal and OSHA laws cover each and every state in the entire nation.
Various types of businesses have varied labor law posting requirements. Though some may be required to post similar posters at the workplace, the labor laws are greatly influenced by the type of business one undertakes. Similar business across the state may or may not have the same posting requirements. For instance, an Ohio labor law poster properly displayed at a legal firm may be different from a New York labor law poster at a similar firm within the state. However, in both cases, the federal labor law posters for the two firms are the same.
Federal labor law posters must be posted in a language that is understood by all employees at the workplace. Since some employees do not understand or speak English, the posters should be displayed in their language so they can well comprehend to understand their rights. This is also true with state labor law posters. An investor or entrepreneur with businesses in two states namely New York and Ohio, for instance, will have to display a New York labor law poster and an Ohio labor law poster respectively in a language that all the employees in both cases will easily understand.
The federal labor law posters cover all issues related to employee rights such as equal employment opportunities and health and medical. OSHA posters that deal with safety and health information should be posted at the workplace. On the hand, the department of labor in each and every state deals with laws specific to its respective state. For example, a minimum wage requirement of a New York labor law poster is quite different from its counterpart of an Ohio labor law poster.