LABOR LAW NEWS
5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Displaying Labor Law Posters
By Kelsey Basten
Published on August 31, 2017
Do you consider yourself a labor law poster wiz? Check out the facts below to test you and your colleagues!
1. Labor law postings must be a specific size.
Labor law postings have specific sizes to be visible for your employees, of course. However, the size depends on the posting. For example, the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) Job Safety and Health posting must be 8.5 by 14 inches to be compliant.
2. The font on each posting needs to be a specific size.
Most postings have font requirements, as well, because they need to be easily readable. Using the same example, the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) Job Safety and Health posting must feature a minimum 10-point font.
3. Labor law posters must be displayed in a conspicuous area.
Although they might not create the most beautiful office ambiance, labor law posters must be displayed in a conspicuous area. A conspicuous area means any common area where most of your employees are around daily, such as a break room or kitchen.
4. Certain labor law posters must also be displayed for job applicants.
The Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) is the Law, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) notices must be displayed for all job applicants and employees.
For online job applicants, the U.S. Department of Labor recommends employers place a notice on their job websites stating: “Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws” along with three links to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) is the Law and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) postings.
5. A protective barrier on labor law posters (such as lamination) is recommended.
Some posters are required to remain intact or unaltered. For example, the Occupational Safety and Health Association states that “each employer is required to take steps to ensure that such notices are not altered, defaced, or covered by other material.”
At GovDocs, we laminate our labor law posters to make them presentable and durable for the entirety of their compliance dates. This helps protect the posters in high-traffic areas, such as break rooms and kitchens.
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