Employment Update: Put ‘em Up – US DOL Mandatory Posters

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Employment Update: Put ‘em Up – US DOL Mandatory Posters

From the desk of John M. KreutzerOn August 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued a mandate requiring that all employers display the new Federal Minimum Wage and Polygraph Protection posters.

Recently, both the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) issued updated posters for the laws that came into effect this year.

Employers subject to the FLSA and EPPA (most private employers) must display both posters in a conspicuous place at each of their establishments where both employees and applicants are readily able to observe them.

The updated Federal Minimum Wage Poster includes:

  • New enforcement provision
  • Caution to employers against misclassifying employees as independent contractors
  • No more specific civil monetary penalty amounts
  • More information on the rights of nursing mothers in the workplace

The updated EPPA Poster includes:

  • No more specific civil monetary penalty amounts
  • New Department of Labor’s contact information

Employers can download and print the posters from the Department of Labor’s website. Print copies and Spanish versions of the posters should be available for order soon.



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