Workplace notices: Are your labor-law posters out of date?

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THE LAW. The U.S. Labor Depart-ment and each state government require employers to post certain employment-law information that ex-plains employees' rights and responsibilities. You also must make sure your federal and state posters are up to date to comply with current standards.

WHAT'S NEW. Determining which posters Labor requires and when to replace them can be tricky because required postings change frequently. For example, starting March 10, U.S. employers should be posting a new notice on military-leave rights.

Compliance can also be costly, particularly for employers with operations in multiple states. The average em-ployer spends up to $1,000 a year in employee time to track, order and follow through on labor-law posting compliance issues.

In addition to federal rules, state posting requirements vary widely and change often. Example: Florida currently requires four state-law posters, while California req...(register to read more)

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