Required posters. Do you know what you need?

You probably walk by it everyday.  That wall in the break room that is covered with posters.  Posters that you probably never look at.  Posters that may not have been updated since parachute pants were popular.  Many businesses do not know what is required of them and many do not know the degree of fines that could be leveled upon them if they are not compliant. 

Did you know that posters must be visible in a common area where employees will visit frequently?  For example, the break room or by the time clock.  If your business has multiple locations or operates on several floors, each requires their own set of posters to be easily viewed and accessible.  Where applicants apply for employment, the FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act),  EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity), and EPPA (Employee Polygraph Protection Act) posters are required to be posted as well.

What about other languages in addition to English?  Posters are not required to be in another language unless your business employs a non-English speaking workforce.

What are some of the fines for not having or not updating required posters and not adhereing to their policies?

*Fines from $100 to $70,000 depending on the infraction. 
*Not posting the OSHA Job Safety & Health poster can get you a fine of up to $70,000. 
*Federal FMLA non-compliance gets you a fine of $100 per offense. 
*Violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, (Minimum Wage) are up to $10,000 per violation.  
*Violations of the Employee Polygraph Protection Act could result in you having to appear in court and pay a penalty of up to $10,000 per violation.

Can you afford to not be compliant?  Here at StaffScapes, one of the benefits that we provide our clients include a packet of all required posters as well as updates mailed as soon as new laws are passed that dictate changes.  You know, the changes you planned to make but never did.  Now, with StaffScapes, you don’t have to worry about it.

For an updated list of all required posters, including the FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act), FMLA (Employee Rights and Responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act) and the EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law), please view the following links for Federal and State of Colorado Requirements.

For further assistance or more information, please contact StaffScapes, Inc. at 303-466-7864 or info@StaffScapes.com.

Written By: Eugena Bellamy