Monday, September 17, 2012

How to Get Ohio Labor Law Posters for Free

Labor law poster is required by Ohio State law to be posted in conspicuous places within the work environment. Non-compliance is subject to large fines by the government. There are many ways to obtain a copy of these required effects and they come in all shapes and sizes. Many companies now offer an all-in-one poster package of all the required notices. Some even come in full color for a more noticeable effect and even offer laminating services for an additional fee to give the posters additional durability. Some companies would even keep their customers updated on changing state requirements for free if there is a need in changing the posters by giving alerts either through mail or email.

But still, there is a saying that “the best things in life are free”. Why spend so much money on these when you can meet the terms without shelling out money for it?

It is easy to get a hold of these Ohio labor law posters free of charge and keep up to date through online researching and browsing. Here is a step-by-step guide to make your compliance easier and cost-efficient:

1. Know what posters are required for your office and where it can be downloaded. The Ohio State Department of Administrative Services require eight posters for all businesses; OSHA, Minimum Wage, Child Labor Laws, Unemployment Insurance, Smoking Policy, Rebuttable Insurance, Workers’ Compensation and Fair Employment. Federal Law on the other hand requires four; Federal Minimum Wage, Equal Employment Opportunity, USERRA - Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, and Employee Family and Medical Leave Act. All Ohio State labor law posters and supplementary documents and notices may be downloaded through the website. The USERRA poster may be downloaded through the link provided in the site. EEO posters and supplements are available in five different languages at their website. Other federal law posters may be requested at your local DOL office.

2. Take note where and how many posters you need to put up. Once you have downloaded the posters, you need to determine how many copies you’ll need to adequately cover the workplace

3. Make sure your posters are up to date. Take note of the latest updates for each one and compare them to the ones you are about to download. This will eliminate errors and save on ink and paper.

4. If you have a photocopying machine, print just one copy of each poster and reproduce them there.

5. If you have a talent for Photoshop or any other editing software, you might want to try making an all-in-one labor law poster yourself. Just get a sample online as your guide and put your editing ability to work.

For the frugal individual who wants to save any without incurring possible sanctions there are multiple ways one can comply with these obligations at little to no cost. One only needs a little creativity and research to come up with possible solutions. Those who opt to do this, however, must act with diligence to keep these posters up to date. This task may be more difficult and time-consuming than just ordering by phone or online, but would help in minimizing expenses.

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