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2016 Business Tips
By Georgette Cutler

As an employer, federal and state laws require you to clearly display official labor and employment posters detailing federal and applicable state labor laws. Both federal agencies such as, the U.S. Department of Labor, and state agencies provide posters at no cost to employers.

Federal Posters

Basic Information

Specific Poster Requirements
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Poster
    Every employer covered by non-discrimination and EEO laws is required to post on its premises the poster, "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
  • Fair Labor Standards Act Poster
    Every employer of employees subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum wage provisions must post, and keep posted, a notice explaining the Act in a conspicuous place in all of their establishments so as to permit employees to readily read it.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Poster
    All covered employers are required to display and keep displayed a poster prepared by the Department of Labor summarizing the major provisions of The Family and Medical Leave Act and telling employees how to file a complaint.
  • Notice to Workers Paid Special Minimum Wages
    Every employer of workers with disabilities under special minimum wage certificates authorized by the Fair Labor Standards Act, the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act, and/or the Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act shall display a poster prescribed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division explaining the conditions under which special minimum wages may be paid.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act Poster
    Employers subject to the Occupational Safety and Health Act are required to post a notice notifying employees of the protections of the Act.
  • Office of Labor-Management Standards Union Member Rights Poster
    The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act guarantees certain rights to union members, and imposes certain responsibilities on union officers to ensure union democracy, financial integrity and transparency. This poster, provided by the Department of Labor's Office of Labor-Management Standards, provides a summary of these rights and responsibilities.
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) Poster
    Employers are required to provide to persons entitled to the rights and benefits under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), a notice of the rights, benefits and obligations of such persons and such employers under USERRA.
For Federal Contractors
  • Davis-Bacon Poster
    Every employer performing work covered by the labor standards of the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts shall post a notice (including any applicable wage determination) at the site of the work in a prominent and accessible place where it may be easily seen by employees.
  • Notice of Employee Rights Concerning Payment Of Union Dues (Beck Poster)
    Executive Order 13201 requires Government contracts and subcontracts to include a clause requiring non-exempt Federal contractors and subcontractors to post notices informing their employees that they have certain rights related to union membership and use of union dues and fees under Federal law.
  • Service Contract Act/Walsh-Healey Poster
    Every employer performing work covered by the Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act (PCA) or the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act (SCA) is required to post a notice of compensation required (including, for service contracts, any applicable wage determination) in a prominent and accessible location at the work site where it may be seen by all employees performing on the contract.
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Information complied and provided by:
Georgette Cutler
Elite Kids
825 Munshaw Lane, Suite B
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014
Cell: 949-330-9606 Office: 815-451-9600