Sunday, September 15, 2013

Federal Labor Law Posters: A Lending Hand for Both Employers and Employees

Reaching out to the employees through an accessible helping hand, the agencies within the United States Department of Labor (DOL) imposed orders and guidelines regarding the posting of posters or notices in workplaces to keep the employees on track. These federal labor law posters are designed to help the employees easily observe the DOL posters containing the several laws implied by DOL.

With the aim to give a better service, the Department of Labor is now making sure that the guidelines for the federal labor law posters will be strictly followed. That is, for the main reason of giving convenience to all workers covered within their premises and let the workers be aware of their rights.

The department assured free electronic and printed copies of the needed federal labor law posters in different languages other than English provided by the department so that it would be free of charge to the employees.

Be reminded that the posting of requirements differ according to decrees. Not all employees are required to post a specific notice thus excluding some employees that are not covered by each of the DOL’s statutes. Just like small businesses which belong to the Family and Medical Leave Act, it does not necessarily need to follow the posting requirements of DOL.

For guidance, here are the lists of posters with general applicability:

· Employee Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards Act Poster (FLSA / Minimum Wage)

· Job Safety and Health: It's the Law Poster (Occupational Safety and Health Act/OSHA)

· “Employee Rights and Responsibilities Under The Family and Medical Leave Act"(FMLA) Poster

· Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law Poster (EEO)

· Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act Notice (MSPA)

· Employee Rights for Workers with Disabilities Paid at Special Minimum Wages Poster (FLSA Section 14(c))

· Employee Polygraph Protection Act Notice (EPPA)

· Your Rights Under USERRA Notice/Poster

· "H-2A poster, English version"

· "H-2A poster, Spanish version"

Aside from federal labor law posters, DOL also developed a series of E-laws or Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses to help the employers as well as the employees know and understand their rights and responsibilities under the federal employment laws. To know more about the entirety of the E-laws, you may visit their official website.

The E-laws can also be used to determine which posters for the employers are to be displayed at their own businesses and buildings. Some federal labor law poster advisories however only provide details about the Federal Department of Labor poster requirements and not for the entirety and other Departments.

Furthermore, you may contact the U.S. Department of Labor at 1-866-4-USA-DOL for further inquiries about poster requirements; on how to get the federal labor law posters and other information of your concerns or you may need some assistance regarding the said matters.

You may also visit this website for further guidance you may need in acquiring the required posters in your respective states or visit to see a wide selection of posters.

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