Many businesses today 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 adhering to their policies?
Not posting the OSHA Job Safety & Health poster can get you a fine of $3,000-$7,000 per violation.
Federal FMLA (employers with 50 or more employees) 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 includes a ring you can hang on the wall of all required posters as well as updates mailed as soon as new laws are passed that dictate changes.
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 visit our website for links to required posters.