Posting required notices and posters in the workplace
- On 7 February 2016
- Posted by Chantal Mariotti
Posters may not be pretty; nor may they fit with your “Décor,” but it’s the law! Failure to post legal notices could result in a fine of $10.000.00. Whether it’s posted in the staff lounge or in the main office, employers are required to place legal notices and posters in areas which are easily accessible to all employees. Failure to comply with these regulations goes against the law and can result in a hefty fine.
Poster should be updated to include all current state and federal laws. Enforced by the Wage and Hour Division, posters and notices are required to be posted in the workplace. Not all state and federal laws apply to every employer so it’s important to know which ones are mandatory for your company. For instance, the poster pertaining to “Job Safety and Health Protection” is only required for private employers who engage in a business affecting commerce.
Make sure that your posters are updated annually! Make sure the posters are recent and up-to-date. If you have increased the number of employees in your company, you may need to include additional notices and posters pertaining to those laws. The criteria for federal and state employment laws may change so it’s important to have the most relevant and recent information available for your employees; Most certainly this year, as the minimum wage increased on January 1st, 2016.
Cal Chamber is a great venue for you to purchase “all in one” California Legal Posters; they provide posters in paper or laminated formats. This convenient 28”x44” poster contains all 17 state and federal employment laws which every employer in California needs to post. If you have both English and Spanish-speaking employees, you must include both versions of this poster.
ECG is a member of the California Chamber of Commerce. We are active members of the California Chamber of Commerce and focus our attention on helping employers comply with complex employment laws and offering HR best practices. We are very familiar with California’s employment and labor laws and can help provide your business with advice and guidance towards staying compliant with all things “HR”.