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10 minutes well-spent: Audit your employee bulletin board

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When was the last time you reviewed your company’s bulletin boards in the break room or alongside the time clock? Do they show the correct, updated federal- and state-law posters?

A little time spent seeing what’s there—and what’s missing—will keep you in compliance with state and federal laws. Several state and federal laws require employers to post specific employment law-related information, and those laws do change.

Step 1: Remove all those handwritten advertisements for free kittens, solicitations for roommates and outdated company softball schedules. Unauthorized postings can cause problems.

Step 2: Spend 10 minutes auditing your posters. You’ll save much grief—and maybe money, too. You can be fined for missing posters, and employees can use those mistakes against you in court.

Federal postings

Required federal posters fall into several categories:

Equal employment opportunity. Both the EEOC and the Of...(register to read more)

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