Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Introducing Illinois Labor Law Posters

Federal labor law posters have ensured that all employers in the United States provide their employees with the safest and the healthiest work environments.  In Illinois and all the other states, Department of labor protects and promotes the rights, working conditions, safety, health and wages of workers. It protects these interests by enforcing state labor laws. As such, all workers are safeguarded through the labor laws regulations which help to ensure that all employers comply with the required labor standards.

It is a requirement under the federal government for all employers to post federal and state labor laws at their workplaces. The posters must be strictly located where all workers can see them and in languages that they all understand. Failing to comply with the requirement can result to heavy fines or facing company foreclosures. All Illinois labor law posters are always updated from time to time. Federal government expects all employers to ensure that they also update their labor law posters. This should be done each time the federal and state labor laws are amended.

The Illinois labor law posters bind all workers who work under public and private sectors. However, there is a slight change with regards to the National Labor Relations Act. Any privately owned business in the state of Illinois is supposed to post notices.  The notices should advise employees all other laws pertaining to the National Labor Relations Act.

No smoking sign, Equal pay act, Minimum Wage, payday and emergency notices and Economic Security and safety act are some of the laws provided for in Illinois labor law posters as well as federal labor law posters.  The minimum wage in Illinois stand at $ 8.25 per hour at the moment, this is bound to change in the future as it has always been the case almost every two or three years.  However, It should be noted that both overtime and minimum wages only apply to workers who have an above employee. There are limited conditions where an employee may not be paid the minimum wage since he, or she is not covered in the minimum wage. Therefore, some employees may be paid less.

There are also provisions on child labor laws just like in the other states. The minimum age under which anyone can be employed in Illinois is 16 years. There a limitation to this age in that all minors cannot be employed in premises that can pose dangers to their health and lives. Such premises include, processing plants and mining areas.

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