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Workplace Poster Requirements and Compliance Help

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Employment PostersSome of the statutes and regulations enforced by agencies within the Department of Labor require that posters or notices be posted in the workplace. The Department provides electronic copies of the required posters and some of the posters are available in languages other than English.

Please note that posting requirements vary by statute; that is, not all employers are covered by each of the Department’s statutes and thus may not be required to post a specific notice. For example, some small businesses may not be covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act and thus would not be subject to the Act’s posting requirements. For information on coverage, visit the Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Business (elaws) Poster Advisor. You may also contact the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, for assistance with these notice requirements.

To obtain posters or for more information about poster requirements or other compliance assistance matters, you may contact the U.S. Department of Labor at 1-866-4-USA-DOL (1-866-487-2365).

You can maintain your own poster requirements and do it for free by following the instructions found in our past blog post, Employment Posters Made Easy.

Costco has a program which provides all Federal and State required posters along with updates for just $29.95 per year.  Find out more by clicking here.

The Department of Labor also has many other helpful articles that will keep your business in compliance:

Legal Disclaimer: This article is intended for informational purposes only and by no means should replace or substitute other legal documents (governmental or non-governmental) reflecting similar content or advice. If you have any questions concerning your situation or the information provided, please consult with an attorney, CPA or HR Professional.

Employment Posters Made Easy

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Employment Poster Image

When talking with our Clients, the topic of employment posters seems to come up often.  The key point to remember is that all of the Federal and State posters are free, on the web.  You don’t need to subscribe to a service.  The tricky part is tracking all the posters down, which takes some effort and time.  

Obtaining posters

For the State of MN, you can obtain the mandatory workplace posters four ways. When ordering, include your contact name, mailing address and phone number.

  1.  Order free, mandatory Minnesota workplace posters online.
  2. Call (651) 284-5042 to place an order by phone; outside the Twin Cities metro area, call 1-800-DIAL-DLI (1-800-342-5354).
  3. E-mail a request to dli.post@state.mn.us that includes contact name, mailing address and phone number, as well as the number of poster packets needed.
  4. Send a request by mail to:  DMT Poster Requests, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, 443 Lafayette Road N., St. Paul, MN  55155.

*If your business is outside the State of Minnesota, or you have employees in other States, you can reference the following sites for further information:

http://www.mystateposters.com

http://www.laborlawposter.us

http://www.laborlawposters-online.com

http://www.laborlawcenter.com

http://www.hrdirect.com/employmentposters

Additional mandatory posters

In addition, some U.S. government agencies have mandatory poster requirements, just click on the links for details on how to obtain them.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Communications and Legislative Affairs
1801 L Street N.W., Room 9405
Washington, D.C.  20507
Phone:  1-800-669-3362

U.S. Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
220 S. Second Street, Room 106
Minneapolis, MN  55401
Phone:  1-866-487-9243

For a Summary of Required Federal Posters, Click Here.

Article provided By:

Jean Austin, SPHR
Manager of HRIS Services
Payroll Control Systems

Legal Disclaimer: This article is intended for informational purposes only and by no means should replace or substitute other legal documents (governmental or non-governmental) reflecting similar content or advice. If you have any questions concerning your situation or the information provided, please consult with an attorney or an HR Professional.