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Employers are Required to Post New Federal Posters This Month

All employers who are subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (“FLSA”) minimum wage provisions and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (“EPPA”) must post, and keep posted, notices explaining these laws. The notices must be posted in a prominent and conspicuous place in every establishment where they can readily be observed by employees and applicants for employment. These posters have been revised, and as of August 1, 2016, employers must post the revised versions.

You may download the revised posters from the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) website at:

FLSA:  https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/flsa.htm

EPPA:  https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/eppa.htm

If you are unsure about whether you are required to post these new federally mandated posters, or would like more information about which federal posters you are required to post, you may access the DOL’s FirstStep Poster Advisor for guidance at: http://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/posters.htm.

Gail E. Farb
gfarb@williamsparker.com
(941) 552-2557

New and Improved FMLA Poster

The Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) applies to employers with 50 or more employees in 20 or more work weeks in the current or preceding calendar year. The FMLA requires covered employers to post a General FMLA Notice that explains not only the protections and requirements of the FMLA, but also how employees can file complaints with the U.S. Department of Labor alleging violations of the FMLA. The notice should be displayed in a conspicuous area, and posted regardless of whether any employees are FMLA eligible.  Earlier this year, the DOL released a new version of this notice. Although employers can continue with the existing poster, the new poster presents the required information in a more user friendly manner and its use ensures the most recent required information is posted.

The new poster can be downloaded from:  https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/fmlaen.pdf

Jennifer Fowler-Hermes
jfowler-hermes@williamsparker.com
941-552-2558

Increased Fines for Employers Failing to Comply with EEO Posting Requirements

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other civil rights statutes require that covered employers post notices describing equal employment opportunity laws and how employees and applicants can file a complaint for perceived violations of those laws. The required notice “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” poster must be posted in a conspicuous place where other notices to employees and job applicants are customarily located. For those employers that are required to post the notice, generally those with 15 or more employees, the civil fines for failing to do so have been increased from $210 to $525 per violation.

The required notice for covered employers is available here:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/poster.cfm

Jennifer Fowler-Hermes
jfowler-hermes@williamsparker.com
941-552-2558