As you may know, there has been a significant increase in local-level California labor law postings in the past few years. Along with the English versions, there have been many Spanish postings released as well.
With the significant increase in Spanish-translated California state and local labor law postings, employers are struggling with the complexity that comes along with all these new postings.
You may ask:
“Which postings are required to display in Spanish
“Are they mandatory for my business size?”
“How do I find the correct postings?”
To answer these questions, we’ve created a short guide to help you understand this increase in Spanish postings, which postings are required and how you can assure your postings are compliant for your Spanish-speaking employees.
Why the increase in Spanish labor law postings?
Spanish labor law posting requirements are increasing as the number of Spanish speakers are increasing in the United States. For example:
- Spanish is the second most-spoken language behind English
- Spanish-speakers represent the fastest-growing language group (13%)
- Currently, there are 21 federal Spanish labor law postings (mandatory and non-mandatory)
More specifically, the numbers of California Spanish-speakers and postings are also growing:
- 38% of the population speaks Spanish
- The State of California has the second largest number of Spanish-speakers in the U.S.
- Required Spanish labor law postings (mandatory and non-mandatory) include:
- 39 state postings
- 39 city postings
- 1 county posting
What Spanish postings are mandatory?
The simple answer is: it depends on the state or issuing agency, as well as the specific posting. To see the details of each California posting, download the GovDocs 2017 Spanish Posting Guide.
How do I ensure I have the right postings?
If you’re confused by the amount of labor law postings required or recommended for employers in California, check out the GovDocs Spanish Update Program.
The GovDocs Spanish Update Program automatically provides new or updated Spanish labor law postings to applicable customer locations whenever changes occur.