The Department of Labor (DOL) has revised two federal labor law postings required for all workplaces in the U.S.
As U.S. employers prepare to deal with the November 1, 2016 deadline for new OSHA notice and reporting requirements, the DOL released revised versions of the Federal Minimum Wage and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) posters.
GovDocs has confirmed with the Department of Labor that the changes to both posters are considered mandatory with effective dates of August 1, 2016. Why so soon? Even the DOL needs to comply – in this case, the DOL must comply with the requirements of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the Act), which required all federal agencies to adjust their penalties for inflation. (Read about the EEOC’s posting violation fine adjustments here.)
Federal Minimum Wage and EPPA Posters: What Changed?
- Federal Minimum Wage Poster: In addition to removing specific civil monetary penalty amounts in the Enforcement section, the posting now includes a new section about the rights of nursing mothers to receive reasonable break time to express breast milk. The DOL also cut some text under the Child Labor section. Note: The Federal minimum wage rate did not change, just to avoid any massive coronary attacks at the onset of this post.
- EPPA: The DOL removed the civil penalty limit of $10,000 from the poster, changed the toll-free phone number, and added a TTY phone number.
How to Stay Compliant with Federal and State Posting Changes
This is a perfect example of how important an ongoing labor law posting compliance program is for large employers.
With two more Federal postings changing, now is a really good time to learn how GovDocs can simplify your entire labor law posting compliance program with automated compliance coverage.
With a GovDocs Update Program subscription, each of your subscribed locations automatically receives the most current versions of required labor law postings – at no additional charge. This is a particularly attractive option for business with multiple locations and a multi-state footprint.