Reminder: New Posters Required For 2009

Yep, it is that time again.  Your workplace posters are going to have to be updated because of recent changes. As an example, the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) poster includes required changes, according to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.

The changes required to be posted, which were approved in August, include new information on: sexual harassment, workers compensation rights and benefits, state disability insurance, and paid family leave and unemployment insurance.

An employer can be fined up to $17,000 for failing to post 16 required posters in a place most frequented by employees and applicants. The law also requires employers to provide and distribute literature that informs employees of their rights and responsibilities regarding leaves of absence and unemployment insurance benefits.

There are posters available for sale from different vendors including CalChamber. Remember, the laminated posters sold by most do not include the “Industrial Welfare Commission Posting”  that informs employees of their rights concerning breaks, lunchs, overtime, exempt and nonexempt etc. This particular posting, in my opinion, is the most important, considering all of the wage and hour class action law suits are based on violations contained within this “IWC Order” posting.

THE FIRST PERSON TO POST A MESSAGE ON THE BLOG WITH THE NAMES OF ALL SIXTEEN REQUIRED POSTERS WINS AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF MY BOOK.! You must be a current client to win! The results and posting will be posted on the blog Friday.

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