HR Compliance: Labor Law Compliance Posters
Labor law compliance posters: After administering an HR audit, the first action I would take to address the many facets of HR compliance, would be to make sure your organization is compliant with the Department of Labor compliance notice requirements. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is a cabinet-level department of the federal government which is responsible for occupational safety and health, wage and hour standards, unemployment benefits, reemployment services and the enforcement of over 180 workplace-related federal labor laws.
Federal Labor Law Compliance Requirements
Some of the statutes and regulations enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) require that notices be provided to employees and/or posted in the workplace. DOL provides free electronic copies of the required posters and some of the posters are available in languages other than English.
Posting requirements vary by statute and not all employers are covered by each of the Department’s statutes and thus may not be required to post a specific notice. The elaws Poster Advisor can be used to determine which poster(s) employers are required to display at their place(s) of business. These posters may be downloaded (free of charge) and printed directly from the Advisor.
To provide you with an example, the following posters were required for a small entertainment business of less than 50 employees that I advise:
Federal Labor Law Compliance Posters:
Based on the information I provided in response to the questions in the Advisor, the following Federal laws which have poster requirements likely apply to this business. Please note the Advisor does not identify all the poster requirements of other Federal agencies but it does include the poster required by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, if applicable.
State Labor Law Compliance Requirements
Next, we need to go to our state DOL to determine additional postings. The elaws Poster Advisor provides information on federal DOL poster requirements only, so for information on state poster requirements, you will need to visit state Departments of Labor. Once you select the state(s) where you employ workers, there is a link to that state DOL. For Tennessee, https://www.tn.gov/workforce is the DOL link. I then typed in “required posters” and was able to get the list for Tennessee HR compliance posters.
State Labor Law Compliance Posters for Tennessee Employers:
TOSHA Safety and Health Poster
TN Unemployment Insurance Poster
Wage Regulation/Child Labor Poster
Workers’ Compensation Posting Notice
Recommended state HR compliance posters, but not required:
If you have multiple locations, you will need to visit each state DOL to determine DOL postings for that state. I recommend that you post the DOL posters in the lunch room, copier room, hallway, or wherever all employees pass by on a regular basis. They should be easy to read from where the employee stands or sits. Last, I recommend that you revisit the DOL site to make sure your postings stay current. In addition, subscribe to the federal and state’s newsletter to remain current on all DOL requirements.
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