Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Minor vs. Major Changes

The Summer is usually quite slow regarding changes to Labor Laws and their corresponding required postings.  As we approach the new year, we are making sure that we are ready to make any necessary changes to the required postings by the Federal agencies and each state agency.  We have over the course of this year made several minor changes to existing postings.  Hawaii had a minor change to the occupational safety posting in April, Indiana had a minor change to the Equal Employment Opportunity posting in June and South Carolina had minor changes just recently to the LLR Abstract and the Safety & Health postings.  These are a few examples of minor changes that do not mandate an updated poster because they are not reflective of changes in the law.  Major changes are changes that occur in the posting(s) because of a change in the law.  When there is a Major change, an employer is required to post the new required information, usually within 30-60 days of the law change.  National Safety Compliance does an excellent job of posting any Major changes to their web site.  Most assuredly, they will provide the same accurate Major labor law changes for 2013.  Knowledge of these changes are usually released after legislation is complete in November.  Look for these changes at the end of November, or early December.  I will also be attempting to keep you informed on this blog.

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