Navigating Workplace Posters
Navigating employment law on your own can lead to unnecessary risk and exposure for your business. By partnering with a professional HR services company, such as SynchronyHR, a team of HR professionals will work with you to stay up to date on all of the latest legislation affecting your workplace.
One of the many such services that SynchronyHR offers is assistance with workplace posters. These physical posters, which cover some of the statues and regulations enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), are meant to be provided to employees and/or posted in the workplace.
Not displaying posters can lead to financial penalties for businesses. As of 2023, the maximum penalty under the DOL and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for federal posting violations is now over $38,000. Other fines include:
Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)- $23,011
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)- $612
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)- $189
Job Safety and Health It’s the Law (OSHA)- $14,502
That said, labor law poster compliance can be incredibly complicated to navigate. For example, per employer.gov, not all employers are covered by all laws administered by the Labor Department and may not be required to display certain posters. Some states also have their own workplace poster requirements. Large businesses with many locations in various states and cities also need to follow unique labor law requirements based on each location.
Rather than obtain and manage these posters on their own to avoid fines, business owners can partner with SynchronyHR for labor law /workplace poster assistance. The SynchronyHR team not only supplies all relevant posters and replaces outdated versions, but also actively updates clients in legislative developments.
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* This article is for informational purposes only, and is not intended as legal advice or guidance.