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How to Choose the Right Labor Law Posting Compliance Service for Your Business

9/21/2017
How to choose a labor law poster service.

Labor law postings can be difficult to track, which is why a labor law poster service makes perfect sense. But how do you know which posting service is the best for your business? What are the distinguishing features that separate the good from the great

Posting requirements vary from state to state and sometimes from city to city. The number of changes is even higher for businesses that operate in certain industries. It’s important to find a service that’s always on top of what’s new so you can be confident you are in compliance.

Does your posting service have an in-house team of attorneys and legal researchers? Choose a service with the resources to monitor more than 22,000 federal, state and local agencies. When a posting law changes, they will find it first, decipher it quickly and explain it to you as simply as possible.

A posting compliance service that’s been in business for years speaks to reliability.

Flurry of Legislative Changes Provides Clues to Posting Requirements

When you choose a posting service, make sure it provides comprehensive service. If you’re not sure your business will be protected 24 hours a day, seven days a week, what’s the point?

Since 2015, there’ve been more than 150 posting changes across 43 states. The number of changes is even higher for businesses that operate in certain industries or in cities with local requirements. Add in the unpredictability of legislative updates and the changes they can herald, and it becomes even more evident why a quality posting compliance service is necessary.

A sophisticated labor law posting service can determine which labor law posters your business needs and which it doesn’t. This is especially helpful to large businesses with multiple locations across state lines. A good service also can verify each location’s individual posting needs and ship tailor-made poster bundles to each site.

And, don’t choose a posting service that doesn’t offer guaranteed compliance or your money back. It’s the sort of safety net every business owner needs for added peace of mind.

You also want a poster service that maintains at least five years of records so you can properly respond to a government investigation or any litigation involving posting compliance, if needed.

Labor Law Poster Services Should Address Remote Workers

Business owners are required to provide mandatory notices to ALL employees, but what about remote workers? A service with an in-house legal team will be able to determine the best way to inform employees of their rights, no matter where they work.

Whether it’s paper or electronic, you’re responsible for communicating the same information to your home-based workers as those on-site.

When choosing a posting compliance service, make sure you get one that offers labor law posters you can download and print. It’s important to find one that will send links for any necessary updates, as well.

Posting can get particularly complicated if your remote employees work in different states, because it’s not always clear which state laws apply. That’s why it’s important to use a service that has an in-house legal team. The laws where an employee works govern basic employment rights, such as minimum wage, overtime and safety issues. A comprehensive posting service will be able to deliver the necessary posters for all scenarios electronically.

Are You a Federal Contractor?

Federal contractor posting requirements can be confusing because they aren’t industry-specific. Many different types of businesses have federal posting requirements, and the number just keeps growing.

In the past, mandatory labor law postings for federal contractors only applied to construction or defense contractors. Now they also cover finance and banking, telecommunications, technology, educational institutions, transportation and even nonprofit organizations.

A solid posting compliance service will help you determine if you’re a federal contractor who needs to display additional posters. Specific posting obligations depend on what contract you have with what government agencies, as well as the amount of the contract.

A Posting Service Takes the Concern Out of Compliance

Looking for a reliable labor law poster service that can do it all? Changes can be frequent and complex, requiring continual monitoring and expert interpretation. Poster Guard® Compliance Protection offers 365 days of hassle-free labor law posting compliance.

It’s a complete solution that includes a set of federal, state and local (if applicable) labor law posters for immediate compliance. It also provides free, automatic replacements every time a mandatory change occurs — so businesses are guaranteed 100 percent compliance with all federal, state and local regulations.

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