Oklahoma has created a new, mandatory Notice to Workers labor law poster which includes information regarding unemployment insurance benefits offered by the Employment Security Commission. This notice is largely targeted at workers who find themselves jobless, or lacking a full-time job.
A booklet detailing the procedure for receiving these benefits is also available in offices or websites that are listed on the new poster.
Utah has added some new information to their mandatory Unemployment Insurance labor law poster, designed, of course, to help anyone looking for help.
Utah’s new Employment Center in Lehi has been included in the poster’s list of locations where unemployed workers can find programs wholly focused on helping them find job opportunities. The list also saw a change of two phone numbers to contact other centers.
Additionally, a new website address is now available within the poster for those seeking assistance in finding no fee employment using Utah’s Department of Workforce Services.
Our esteemed capital, the District of Columbia, has added to their mandatory Equal Employment Opportunity labor law poster four new categories which may no longer be grounds for discrimination.
The new categories are: familial status, source of income, place of residence and/or business, and current status as a victim of intrafamily offense.
Under the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, discrimination against anyone who falls into these criterion is now strictly prohibited.
Labor law posters benefit both the employees and the employers of any organization. Employees, assured and confident of their rights while in the office, work effectively in the organization, thus contributing to the growth of the business, which in turn is the main goal of the employers. It is a step towards a healthy corporate environment.
The International Labor Organization in conjunction with the state governments works against the exploitation of the business firm in their labor management. In many cases, employees who in workplaces that lack the proper display of authorized state law posters can become exploited by the employers in matters of wages, work time, overtime policies, and leave policies. As the government has taken a firm position for displaying federal labor law posters by legal laws and the same is informed to all US business owners.
are mandatory posters for every business firm having two or more employees. The employers should display these posters in perfect view of their employees to refer, like the break room or main entrance. These posters are scripts in simple language, including information of all the fundamental rights, the rules and regulations of an employee.
The rights to minimum wage, the leave policies, the overtime policy, the working hours, the insurance policy, uniformity of employment and other valuable guidance are in these posters. State labor law posters
are state specific so the company must provide the state laws in the poster as well. There are safety posters, too, which help educate the workers on safety issues. The US department of Labor helps in getting all this information out to the countries working force. The website guides on the posters which need to be displayed and these can be easily downloaded from the websites and printed in normal paper and displayed for employees. For any problem, employers can refer to the government agencies for detail information on these posters. However it must be noted that the Federal and State laws are under regular amendments. Employers therefore need to keep a constant eye on the revisions so that the correct poster can be displayed. It is a government rule to display these posters, and violating these mandates can cause the employer significant cash fines and penalties. For additional information, visit http://www.complianceassistance.us/
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Massachusetts has made minor revisions to two of their labor law posters.
The Unemployment Insurance poster has had slight changes to its overall layout, and a new number has been listed for those suffering from hearing impairment.
Similarly, the Employee Polygraph Notice now includes a new TeleTypewriter (TTY) number. In addition, a Quick Response Code (QR) phone reader has been added.
Kansas has recently revised its Workers’ Compensation labor law poster to include the recent and significant changes its source law.
The changes have altered the time limit in which an employee may file a claim, the conditions that must be met when the claim is made through written or oral means, and lastly the benefits one is entitled to when paid by by the insurance carrier or self-insurance program.
The poster also includes the new office location and website address for the Division of Workers’ Compensation in Kansas.
Kentucky has added a number of changes to its Wage and Hour Laws labor law poster. Some more information has been added via a legal note concerning the state’s minimum wage.
The definition of employees who are excused from certain state laws regarding employees who work for more than forty hours a week has been elaborated on.
County employees are no longer included in the Overtime section of this poster, and are no longer entitled to overtime pay.
In addition, the state has incorporated contact information into their Kentucky Wage Discrimination Because of Sex labor law poster. This information includes phone/fax numbers as well as a website address.
Hawaii’s Hawaii mandatory Occupational Safety and Health (HIOSH) labor law poster now no longer lists employees of military sites as those covered by its HIOSH program.
The list of covered employees now includes maritime/shipbuilding employees, employees covered by a federal agency, and those that are hired for domestic services related to a private home.
This poster is issued by the Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.
Tennessee’s Worker’s Compensation labor law poster now has new information regarding employees in specific fields of work who are required to have insurance.
Construction industry workers now must have compensation insurance, unless specially exempted. The former requirement, however, that all contractors in construction with
A new website has also been added to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development poster.
Missouri has added new information to their Minimum Wage labor law poster concerning the procedure to adjust minimum wage.
The minimum wage poster, required by the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, states that the current 2012 minimum wage is $7.25. It may, however, go up on January 1, 2013 should there be an increase in the Consumer Price Index (to learn more, visit http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpifaq.htm).
It also indicates that Missouri’s minimum wage will not drop next year, since state minimum wage cannot dip below the federal minimum wage, which is currently $7.25.
The new poster no longer has the passage which stated that the Division of Labor Standards would respond to complaints about any minimum wage issues only if filed by an affected employee.
Finally, the poster now includes the new Department of Labor and Industrial Relations website.
Maine’s mandatory Whistleblower’s Protection Act poster has seen some revisions and now includes a new phone number for employees who wish to file a complaint with the Human Rights Commission. Now also has a free TTY phone number.
Hawaii’s mandatory Occupational Safety and Health (HIOSH) poster has been revised. Civil penalty amounts for violating rules of the state’s work place has been increased by 10 percent.
The maximum penalty for serious violations of HIOSH is now up to $77,000, previously $70,000, per item. The required penalty for serious violations is now $7,700, up from $7,000. The same increase has been applied to the penalties for failure to correct a violation within the given time period.