US Department of Labor Makes Revisions to Mandatory Notices
Employers that are subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and/or the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) will need to update the posters that they are required to display.
The FLSA requires the posting of the Minimum Wage notice, and the Department of Labor has recently made three changes to the notice that employers and HR managers should note:
Nursing mothers who are subject to the overtime requirements of the FLSA be provided reasonable break time to express breast milk and a place to do so, other than a bathroom, which is shielded from view and free from intrusion by coworkers or the public
Enforcement provisions have been revised explaining additional penalties for violations of the law,
The poster now addresses the misclassificaion of workers as "independent contractors" when they should be considered employees under the law.
Changes to the EPPA poster were generally cosmetic in nature, though employers will still need to update to the current version.
For HR One clients with a user ID and password these posters are available to be downloaded, along with other state and federal notices. If you have questions about poster requirements or any of the issues with the changes, please do not hesitate to contact us.