2014 in Review: U.S. Labor Law Posting Changes

Although government isn’t typically thought of as a dynamic go-getter, 2014 proved that Federal, State, and Municipal agencies take an active interest in laws pertaining to the workplace. Here’s the roll-up of 2014 labor law posting changes in the U.S.

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2014 saw a total of 321 labor law posting changes in the U.S. at the Federal, State, County, and City level. However, not all of these changes were mandatory, meaning that not every change made to a posting required employers to replace their old posters (in spite of those telesales representatives might claim). Need to know more about the difference between mandatory and non-mandatory changes? Check out our article on mandatory versus non-mandatory changes.

In terms of mandatory changes in the U.S., a total of 80 State and City postings posting were affected by mandatory changes (changes requiring employers to take action by either replacing old workplace posters or to display a brand-spanking new one).

Do you need to know which workplace postings changed in 2014? Check out our free 2014 Labor Law Posting Change Summary Report. It includes the mandatory changes to all State and City postings in the U.S.

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2014 Labor Law Changes in U.S. States

  • 34 States affected by mandatory changes
  • 10 new State postings
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2014 Labor Law Changes in U.S. Cities

    • 7 Cities affected by mandatory changes
    • 5 new City postings

Top 10 Most Active States, Labor Law-wise

With nearly 400 mandatory changes to State and Federal postings since 2006, GovDocs tracks an average of 44 mandatory changes to State and Federal labor law postings every year. Based on that data, the following U.S. States have made the most changes to their labor laws and associated postings.

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  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Oregon
  • Florida
  • Missouri
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  • Maine
  • Ohio
  • Vermont
  • Louisiana
  • New Jersey
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Pending Labor Law Changes in 2015

Federal Labor Law Change

GovDocs is monitoring the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) posting for the anticipated release of a revised posting for Federal contractors. To read about the changes affecting Federal contractors and the posting, please check here.

2015 Minimum Wage Rates

2015 sees a spate of minimum wage rate increases at the State, County, and City levels, which makes it difficult for employers with locations across the nation to keep track of them all. Fortunately, GovDocs has assembled a free resource, the 2015 Minimum Wage Report, which provides employers with information on the minimum wage rates for U.S. States, Counties, and Cities – including 2015 tipped minimum wage rates.

Most Popular Poster Compliance Programs in 2014

GovDocs provides ongoing labor law posting coverage to North America’s largest employers. More than 7 million employees at approximately 280,000 locations in the U.S. and Canada access their workplace rights and responsibilities with GovDocs posters and service programs.

In 2014, we saw a slight increase in the use of company intranets – especially by customers with a large number of virtual workers (remote locations, home offices, etc.).

But for nearly 80 percent of North America’s largest employers, the traditional printed version of Federal, State/Province, and City posters remain the most popular ways for large employers to achieve their poster compliance objectives.

It’s About a Strategy of Inclusion

More employers are concerned about communicating labor law information to all their employees.

For example, many employers are providing blind and visually disabled workers reasonable accommodation through large print and Braille versions of labor law postings.

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