LABOR LAW NEWS

How to Reach All Employees with Labor Law Posters

By Kelsey Basten

Published on March 3, 2018

Providing labor law posters to your in-house employees is a challenging task on its own. Throw remote workers, job applicants and Spanish-speaking employees into the mix, and you’ve got a real task!

Remote Workers

So, all labor law posters at your physical company locations are up to date, but did you know you have to provide these to remote employees, as well? Implementing an electronic poster program is a great way to make sure your employees aware of their rights. You can do so by adding access to labor law posters on your company’s Intranet.

Our recommended solution? The GovDocs Intranet Poster Program.

Job Applicants

Here’s something we bet you’ve never thought of: providing your job applicants with labor law posters!

The Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) is the Law, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) postings 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 FMLA, EEO is the Law and EPPA postings.

Spanish-Speakers

In the U.S. today, Spanish is the second most spoken language (behind English),* with Spanish-speaking Americans representing the fastest growing language group. This leaves many employers wondering, “Do I need to provide postings in languages other than English?” The answer is: it depends on the posting.

Some postings require you to post Spanish-language postings if you have 10% or more Spanish-speaking employees. Others require it based on the state in which your location resides.

Because there are so many individual posting rules, this is challenging to track, especially on top of all your locations’ existing posting needs.

Luckily, there’s the GovDocs Spanish Update Program. Learn more here.

* U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-15 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

This Labor Law New Blog is intended for market awareness only, it is not be used for legal advice or counsel.

GovDocs Update Program

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GovDocs simplifies the complexity of employment law management (ELM) for large, multilocation employers across all industries. We offer a suite of innovative compliance products, including labor law postings, data software applications and other program management tools, to ease the day-to-day responsibilities of human resources, compensation, legal and finance teams.

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The GovDocs Poster Store simplifies the complexity of posting compliance for employers with less than 30 locations across all industries. We offer a variety of posting products to meet your labor law compliance needs, including federal and state posters; county and city poster packages; and other HR posters. Plus, when you purchase posters with GovDocs Update Service, you ensure your locations automatically receive updated posters whenever changes occur.