Heads Up, Employers! New Workplace Posters Are Out
As most employers are intimately aware, various federal and state (and, less frequently, municipal) employment laws carry with them workplace posting requirements. Employers are required to post official notices, designed by government agencies, informing employees of their rights under these laws.
Recently, revised posters were issued under two federal employment statutes:
- FLSA Poster – As of August 1, 2016, every organization with employees covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) must post, in conspicuous places in each of its establishments, a newly revised notice detailing employees’ rights under the FLSA. The new poster, which is available on the U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) website, informs employees of the FLSA’s minimum wage, overtime, child labor, and enforcement provisions.
- EPPA Poster – Also as of August 1, 2016, employers covered by the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (“EPPA”) must post a newly revised notice summarizing employees’ rights under the statute. The new poster addresses such matters as employer conduct prohibited under the EPPA, the types of employers exempted from coverage under the statute, and enforcement provisions under the EPPA. This poster is also available on the DOL’s website.
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These are, of course, just two of the many workplace posting requirements with which employers must comply. Numerous other federal and state laws – including the federal Family and Medical Leave Act and Occupational Safety and Health Act, as well as the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law – provide for similar posting obligations.
If you have questions as to which specific posting requirements apply to your organization, which version of a notice you are obligated to post, or any related matter, please contact any of our experienced employment attorneys.