Things To Know About Workplace Compliancy Posters
We have all seen them: federal workplace compliance posters. They are posted on the walls of local health departments, lawyers’ offices, in restaurant kitchens, in the hallways and on the message boards in every factory, pharmacies, banks, hospitals, and even in school offices. We have all read them, wondered why they were in such a strange place and dismissed them; barring the situation in which they are pointed out to you by an employer. The answer to this is simple: businesses are required by law to post these compliance posters based on their trade, government affiliation, and their status in the world of commerce and business. Any company, office or business that does not comply with the proper posting of mandated posters is subject to citation and can face penalties by lawHave a look at compliancy posters for more info on this
Who is required to post workplace compliance posters? Again, we have all wondered why we see them in such seemingly odd places. There are several different federal compliance posters that must be posted by different types of business.
To touch on the more important and most noticed: Equal Opportunity Is the Law: Must be posted by any entity holding a federal contract, financial institutions issuing US savings bonds, depositories holding federal funds, and any entity having government bills of lading. Fair Labor Acts Standards: Must be posted by private, state, federal, and local government employer
Your Rights Under the Family Medical Leave Act: Must be posted by any employer having 50 or more employees working 20 hours or more a week and are involved in commerce. Federal Labor Laws Notification of Employee Rights: Must be posted by federal contractors and subcontractors in a conspicuous place for viewing both physically and electronically.
Free workplace compliance posters are available by PDF download from United States Department of Labor website, or businesses can order them on line or by phone. Information for all forms of poster procurement is available from the U.S. Department of Labor website.
Federal law mandates both government and private businesses to post these compliance notifications in order to make employees aware of certain rights they are privy to under the law. The public and conspicuous posting of these compliance posters also protects the employer from citation and fines by the federal government for noncompliance and from the ever uniformed employee that says “I didn’t know,” or “No one told me that.” These posters are both a form of education and protection and are necessary to keep businesses and their employees “honest.”