Filed under Office & HR
by Newbie in New York | May 26, 2012
I've just started to hire employees and I need to know what kind of posters I'm required to put up in my shop to comply with the federal and state laws. Can you give me a list and perhaps a source?
Newbie in New York
The minute you become an employer, you became subject to a host of federal labor laws, not to mention OSHA regulations and an assortment of other federal agency rules. To that end, your federal government wants you to display some often unattractive and space-hogging works of bureaucratic art for the reading enjoyment of your employees. Your requirements to comply vary by the number of employees you may have.
The minimum federal poster requirements include the following items:
The federal Department of Labor has downloadable posters on their special site for small business regulatory compliance.
To comply with New York's requirements (or even California's) you'll need to have a bigger bulletin board than you'd need if your business were in Illinois.
New York state's posting requirements include the following items:
Illinois' posting requirements include the following items:
California's posting requirements include the following items:
To learn other requirements for your particular state go to this article.
Although I'm sure there are dozens of excellent compliance poster vendors, Poster Compliance Center has an excellent combination of federal plus individual state packages designed for easy display. They also offer periodic updates and some handy compliance record keeping tools. Your local office supply megastore or other supply-type store may also have an assortment of suitable posters for your state, as well as all required federal displays and some useful general safety signs, too.