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What Is a Labor Law Poster

We have all seen Labor Law posters within our break rooms or bathrooms. These are usually about 3ft x 2ft poster. Maybe you have read what it actually says on it? Are you aware why is it essential for each business to be posted?

Florida labor law posters

Well, here are a few important points about the requirements at work Law postings. Lets start with where do they originate from and who mandates them. OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration ) requires every business in the usa, which has employees, to post employee rights inside a conspicuous place. Some rights are mandated by Federal law, and others by State regulations. Every state is required to post Federal employee regulations.

Labor law posters

You DO NOT need to post employee regulations Only when:
1. you have no employees
2. you have only contract employees or volunteers
3. your business is family owned.

There are 9 required Federal postings.
A number of them are:
-Equal Employment Opportunity may be the Law
-Federal Minimum Wage 2009
-Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
-Employee Polygraph Protection Act
-Anti-Discrimination Notice plus some others.

State requirements will vary in every state. If your business contains 10% or even more Spanish (his or her native language) speaking employees and is found in the following states AZ, CA, FL, GA, NM, NC, NY, TX you have to post employee regulations both in English and Language. However, this rule doesn’t affect any other languages.

Labor laws

Are you aware that The Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988 (EPPA) prevents employers from using lie detector tests, because of pre-employment screening or during employment with certain exemptions? Employers generally might not require or request any employee to take wrong detector test, or discriminate against a worker, or job applicant who refuses to take a test, or exercising other rights under the Act. Every employer is needed to display the EPPA poster at work for their employees.

Another interesting fact: an employer is not permitted to discriminate a person due to his/her age during hiring. (Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law)

Each one of these laws have to be displayed and every one of the workers should have access to them. Knowing your rights is a crucial part of every employee to employer relation.