Friday, May 1, 2015

Required HR Posters

Employers Are Required to Post These Notices

To maintain legal compliance, employers must advise employees of many of their rights—and several of these notices must be made in the form of a publicly visible posting or notice.

The list of required notices is long, and it depends on who the employer is. For example, public employers have different requirements than private employers. Large businesses have more requirements than small businesses. In short, there is no one-size-fits-all answer for what’s necessary, so this list is comprised of the notices that the majority of employers will be required to post. Evaluate your unique situation to see which of these will apply to you, and don’t forget to check local and state laws to see what additional requirements you may be subject to.

All postings are available on the HCSI website, except where noted.

        FLSA-Required Postings
The FLSA requires employers to post federal minimum wage requirements. The Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (DOL) also requires employers to post about special minimum wages for disabled workers.
        OSHA-Required Postings
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to post a notice about job safety and health protection. This is the “OSHA Job Safety and Health: It’s the Law” poster, which advises employees of their rights.
        EEOC-Required Postings
The poster “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” must be posted by any employer that is subject to EEO and nondiscrimination laws. This poster covers the nondiscrimination rights of employees and applicants based on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Equal Pay Act, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).
        FMLA-Required Postings
Any employer covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) must post a notice outlining employee FMLA rights and responsibilities.
        USERRA-Required Postings
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) requires employers to provide notice to any employees entitled to USERRA rights. They can do so with a conspicuous poster or by other means, as long as the full text is provided to anyone who is entitled to the rights and benefits of USERRA.
Other Required Notices or Postings
        The Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988 (EPPA) makes it illegal in most cases for an employer to submit an employee or applicant to a lie detector test.
        For employers that participate in the E-Verify program, they must post a notice of such, visible to employees and applicants. The E-Verify participation poster is available here:
Posters can be downloaded and printed from our website in the Updates/News section under Employment Law (HR)