Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New 2009 Minimum Wage & Labor Law Posters

Employers should be aware that the state minimum wage will increase January 1, 2009 in Oregon, Washington, Florida, New Mexico, Vermont, Colorado, Arizona, Missouri, Montana, Ohio and Connecticut.

Even if an employer has no minimum wage employees, each increase means the employer must update his or her minimum wage posters. By law, employers are required to display a variety of labor law posters prominently in the workplace. Failure to do so can result in fines, penalties and citations.

Many other states have changes that require new labor law posters. For more information about these changes please visit one of these links:

National Safety Compliance list of state labor law poster changes for 2009

Blog regarding state labor law poster changes for 2009

Friday, December 26, 2008

Free Labor Law Posters

All workplaces in the United States are required to post certain workplace notices. There are numerous different notices that are required by the Federal government and additional different postings that are required by each state.

Therefore, each employer must determine which postings are required. The requirements vary depending on the type of business and its location. Government inspectors (state or federal) can impose thousands of dollars in fines if the correct posters are not displayed. These postings must also be constantly updated. Government requirements change frequently and updates are required to labor law posters.

Required postings are available free of charge from the state or federal agencies that require them. The employer should contact each state and federal agency to determine which postings are applicable. This process can become quite difficult. It is for this reason that many employers choose a much simpler solution. Labor law posters are available for purchase from suppliers who research the requirements and provide all of the postings on one convenient poster. These posters, which are priced as low as $10.95 each, provide an easy solution. Just contact the supplier and they provide a poster that is guaranteed to include all of the updated postings for your specific workplace.

Labor law poster providers include:
National Safety Compliance - Labor Law Posters

2009 State Labor Law Poster Changes

As 2009 begins, many states have issued revised or new labor law postings. These changes require employers within those states to obtain an updated state labor law poster.

States with 2009 labor law poster changes include:

District of Columbia
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
West Virginia

For more information about the specific labor law poster changes, please visit this link to 2009 labor law posters.

2009 Federal Labor Law Posters

Well it is about that time of year! Most states and the Federal government have mandatory labor law poster changes that will become effective in January 2009.

Among the most significant changes include:
  • FMLA (Family andMedica Leave Act) posting
  • USERRA (Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act) posting

Each of these were major changes to the 2009 Federal Labor Law Poster. The US Department of Labor and various other Federal agencies require U.S. employers to post these revised changes and all other required postings. An updated 2009 poster may be obtained at the following link:

In addition to these Federal labor law posting changes, many states have also changed their posting requirements and therefore require an updated poster. To view more informaiton about the specific state changes, please visit this link: