Today’s Human Resources Primer involves the importance of Labor Law Posters.
If your business has at least one employee, you are required by law to post Federal, State and OSHA mandatory labor law posters in your workplace. As an employer, posting these labor law posters will inform your employees of their labor and employment rights and give them a better understanding of what is required of them. Display them in a place where all employees and applicants can see on a daily basis such as a break room or main lobby.
It is important to know that State and Federal posting requirements may vary by industry, number of employees and type of business. Each state has their own mandatory posting requirements and specific employment regulations.
As Federal, State and OSHA agencies make labor law changes, you will need to update your posters to stay in compliance with employment regulations. The easiest way to do this is to subscribe to a labor law service that automatically sends you updated posters as regulations change that require new posters to be displayed.
Failure to display these required labor law postings can result in steep fines and citations during an inspection. Fines vary by poster and by the enforcing agency… ranging from as low as $110 up to a potential maximum of $10,000. Why risk it?
Not sure of which Labor Law Posters you need? Go to the US Dept. Of Labor website: