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No Such Thing as “One and Done”: Frequent Posting Changes Require Year-Long Updates

7/23/2018
January isn’t the only time when labor law posters need to be replaced. Due to continuously changing labor law regulations, these postings can change several times a year.

Whether it’s new laws being passed … or existing laws being amended or repealed … the result is the same. Employers can expect changes, lots of changes, to labor law posting requirements.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking posting compliance is a once-a-year-event. To stay current and compliant, you need to be aware of changes as they occur week to week, month to month – and act on these changes promptly.

Posting Changes Picking Up Steam Across the U.S.

If your business is in a state where the minimum wage rate increases once a year — typically January – you may review your posting situation then. However, if you ONLY focus on your minimum wage posting at this time, you could fall out of compliance with other posting changes the remainder of the year.

State posting compliance is becoming increasingly complex – and it has turned up the frequency of changes employers now face. There are approximately 150 state posting changes a year, with at least half of these requiring an immediate poster update or replacement.

Depending on the state in which you conduct business, you could be responsible for up to 15 state-issued postings, covering topics such as:

  • Workers’ compensation
  • Unemployment insurance
  • State minimum wage rates
  • Discrimination and fair employment
  • Family/medical leave benefits
  • Smoking in the workplace

These state labor law postings aren’t optional. You’re required to post them, in addition to federal postings, even if they address the same topic or cover conflicting information.

But it doesn’t end there. Cities have the discretion to pass laws more generous than state or federal regulations, which sets off another sweep of posting-related changes throughout the year. These local postings cover a variety of employment laws, such as minimum wage rates, paid sick leave and prohibitions against discrimination. And like with potentially conflicting state and federal postings, you must post city/county postings even if they differ from state and federal postings.

Be a Champion of Change with Poster Guard® Compliance Protection

In the world of posting compliance, change is inevitable. Luckily, you don’t have to juggle it on your own. With a service such as Poster Guard® Compliance Protection, you can be certain you’re up to date with all required federal, state and local labor law postings – no matter how many times they change in a year. Backed by an expert legal team, Poster Guard Compliance Protection provides 365 days of hassle-free labor law posting compliance – 100% guaranteed.​

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