A New York State veterans’ benefits labor law poster has been released and must be displayed, as well as distributed electronically to employees.
The law requires employers, both public and private, with more than 50 full-time employees to display the poster containing information on veterans’ benefits and services, effective Jan. 1, 2023.
Also, under the New York State electronic labor law poster law, employers must ensure workers have access to a digital version.
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New York State Veterans’ Benefits Poster
The poster does not relate to a specific law about a service or benefit for veterans.
However, it does inform employees of several items related to services and benefits for veterans in New York State, including:
- Mental health and substance abuse resources
- Legal services
- Tax benefits
- Education, workforce and training resources
- Other additional resources — hotlines for sexual assault, domestic violence
The New York State veterans benefits labor law poster provides phone numbers and website URLs regarding the items above, as well as information on the New York State Division of Veterans’ Services and the New York State Department of Labor Veterans’ Program.
Labor Law Poster Compliance
The increase of new employment laws in recent years has, of course, meant more challenges with managing the associated labor law posters, especially for large companies that operate across the U.S.
In 2022 alone, there were 358 mandatory posting updates, a number that has grown steadily since 2016, when there were only 148.
Also of note, fines for violations of labor law poster compliance can be steep.
In addition to the fines for noncompliance, a lackluster labor law poster program can indicate to government investigators — who may be examining locations regarding a different issue — that a business isn’t taking compliance seriously.
A strong labor law poster program is the backbone of any organization’s compliance efforts.
Employers with 50 or more workers that operate in New York State should double check that their locations are set regarding the veterans’ benefits labor law poster.
As a reminder, it must be displayed in physical locations as well as provided electronically.
In New York State, employers are required to provide digital copies of labor law postings to their employees in addition to physically displaying the posters in their workspace. The digital versions can be provided to employees through the employer’s website or by email. Employers also need to provide notice to their employees that the labor law postings are also available electronically.