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Mandatory Changes Made to the North Dakota Minimum Wage Poster

August 27th, 2015

Although the state minimum wage rate is staying at $7.25 an hour, other changes have occurred that affect North Dakota employers and employees.

What Has Changed On the Minimum Wage Poster?

The North Dakota minimum wage poster (“Minimum Wage and Work Conditions”) has a new effective date of August 1, 2015 as well as several changes. Following the trend of many other states, pregnancy has been added to the list of categories for which discrimination is prohibited. The poster also specifies new limitations on paid time off, and updated information about tip credits.

Staying On Top of Other Changes

Although some employers may assume that posters, such as minimum wage, only change when the minimum wage amount increases, this is certainly not always the case. Minimum wage posters often include information, such as wage laws, employee protection laws, and other information, that is essential for employees. This material can change frequently as new laws are passed, and thus posters will be updated accordingly.

To avoid falling behind with your compliance, stay on top of changes by visiting our Labor Law Updates page or take the easier path and enroll in Poster Compliance Center’s OneSystem 1-Year Compliance Plan. On the plan, you no longer have to worry about tracking changes because all of the hard work is done for you!

Posted by Jackie at 11:07 am

Indiana Updates the Teen Work Hour Restrictions Poster

August 27th, 2015

The state of Indiana has made numerous mandatory changes to the Teen Work Hour Restrictions poster, and it is now time to update your state labor law posters for Indiana locations.

Changes to the Poster

First, there have been changes to the maximum hours that a minor may work. For 16 and 17-year-olds, the poster now differentiates between “Your work permit allows you to work” and “With parental permission you may work” as two separate categories. There are also different break requirements and new information about 16 and 17-year-olds who have graduated or withdrawn from school. The updated poster has new contact information.

Time to Update Your Posters!

This change to the Indiana poster had very little fanfare, and thus it would be difficult to know when this—or any other—poster would require an update. Don’t stress out over the unpredictable changes, simply enroll in Poster Compliance Center’s OneSystem 1-Year Compliance Plan with free automatic updates so that your compliance is easy!

Posted by Jackie at 10:31 am

One Day Sale

August 26th, 2015

One Day SaleOur recent One Day Sale for the OneSystem 1-Year Compliance Plan was so successful we decided to do it one more time!

This is your chance to take advantage of the ultimate compliance protection plan.

If you need to update your labor law posters, don’t miss out on this special offer.

If you don’t know if you need to update your compliance posters, you can check out our website for the most recent mandatory changes in each state.

At $48.50 + shipping (normally $74.95 + shipping) this will be the biggest sale of the year. It literally doesn’t get any better than this!

What is the OneSystem 1-Year Compliance Plan?

That’s a great question. It’s Poster Compliance Center’s labor law poster service. The features of this plan include:

  • A free set of federal and state labor postersOneSystem
  • Free automatic updates for an entire year
  • Free shipping on all updates
  • Free tracking of shipments
  • $25,000 Poster Violation Warranty
  • Live customer service for any and all poster questions or compliance needs

And just for today, you can get on the service for a total of $58.45. That’s over 30% off!

With most states averaging 2-3 mandatory changes each year, why not rely on a service to send you all of those updates free? It’s much easier than purchasing the posters each time there’s a mandatory change.

Our complete poster sets are $48.50 + shipping, which means today you can get the OneSystem 1-Year Compliance Plan at the same price as a poster set.

Whether it’s English or Spanish, standard or our go green environmentally friendly line of posters, $58.45 gives you an entire year of poster compliance.

Don’t miss out on this spectacular offer. If you have any questions, give us a call at 800-322-3636. Let us take care of your labor law poster compliance for you.

Posted by Serena at 7:00 am

3 Common Compliance Poster Questions

August 20th, 2015

FAQIf you’re in charge of poster compliance, you probably have questions about your federal and state labor posters. This confusing yet important aspect of compliance is riddled with misinformation and uncertainties.

The good news is there are professionals who specialize in poster compliance and they know the real answers to these questions. Let’s take a look at the 3 most popular questions:

Q: The posters on my wall are only dated back a couple of years, do I really need new ones?

A: It’s frustrating to know this, but state and federal labor laws can be revised at any time.

On average, there are 2-3 mandatory changes per year. Each time there is a change, you are required to update that section of the compliance posters. While some states hardly ever update their notices, others change them frequently.

In addition, the federal labor law posters that are required for all employers can also change at any time— Remember the FMLA change?

If you would like to know about the most recent changes in your state, you check out our website for the most up-to-date information. You can also sign up to receive update notifications for your state via email.

As a general rule, if your labor posters are a couple of years old, they are most likely out of date—and most importantly—out of compliance.

So what can you do to avoid this problem?

With all of these frequent and unpredictable changes to labor posters, the best solution is to enroll in a labor law poster service like Poster Compliance Center’s OneSystem 1-Year Compliance Plan. The OneSystem will keep you in compliance as mandatory updates will be sent to each of your locations at no additional cost. You won’t have to worry about the dates on your poster ever again; someone else will do that for you!

Q: I order my posters every January; do I really need to update them again?

A: A common misconception about labor law posters is that they only have to be updated once a year, specifically Federal labor posterin January. Although certain laws, such as minimum wage, usually change at the beginning of the year, other labor laws, like FMLA and OSHA, can change at any time during the year.

With these frequent labor law revisions, it’s imperative to make sure your labor law posters are updated to reflect the mandatory revisions year round. This is another perfect example of how a labor law poster service would be helpful. No matter how many updates occur within a year, you are covered.

Now isn’t that a relaxing thought?

Q: Where should I put my labor law posters?

A: After you receive the updated state and federal labor law posters, you’re probably wondering what to do with them. You can’t just leave them in the tubes, but where are you supposed to hang them?

You’re required to hang compliance posters in an area that is frequented by employees. Some excellent locations would be near a time clock, in a break room, or within another common area. It is essential that the posters are visible so that they can be easily read by all employees. Check out our blog article for more information about hanging the labor posters.

Hopefully, these questions and answers have given you the sense that labor law compliance does not need to be confusing or complicated. Let’s review what we’ve learned:

  • The labor laws change frequently.
  • You are required to update your compliance posters when these laws change.
  • Make sure to display your posters in a common area where they can be easily read.
  • A worry free poster service like the OneSystem 1 Year Compliance Plan can help you stay up-to-date with these changes.

If you have another question that we didn’t get to here, please let us know. Your feedback is greatly appreciated!

Posted by postercompliance at 4:32 pm

The Most Effortless Way to Maintain Poster Compliance

August 19th, 2015

Effortless ComplianceChanges to labor law posters happen so frequently that it could almost make your head spin. It seems like only yesterday you updated your compliance posters, and already you’re receiving an email about another mandatory change.

You’re not alone. This is happening all over the country. States, cities and even the federal government have seen a dramatic increase in mandatory updates to compliance posters. We saw 27 states have mandatory changes at the beginning of 2015. Other changes are still pending, and even more are waiting to be voted on.

Do you know how many mandatory updates there are to labor law posters each year?

While it varies in each state, the average is about 2-3 mandatory changes each year that may affect your poster compliance. So, what are you going to do to stay on top of all of these potential updates?

You could purchase the compliance posters as the changes occur, but before you do this, please ask yourself –

  • How will you know when these mandatory changes actually occur?

And furthermore,

  • How do you know if you’re buying compliance posters when you don’t have to?

This brings us to another change that has taken place in the compliance poster industry. There has been an increase in companies that market changes that don’t actually affect your poster compliance. As a result, many businesses are spending unnecessary amounts of money on their poster compliance.

We are as shocked and appalled as you are.

How can you alleviate these concerns about compliance? The best way is to enroll in a labor law poster service. Not only is this decision guaranteed to save you money, it is also guaranteed to take the “labor” out of “labor law posters.” That way, you can focus your time on what you do best.

The top 3 reasons to subscribe to a labor law poster service

  • Automatic Poster Updates– The updates to your state and federal labor law posters would be delivered automatically for free. It’s as simple as receiving a poster update in the mail and hanging it on the wall. If you’re OneSystem responsible for multiple locations, you can have the posters delivered directly to each separate location. On a labor law poster service, you can receive update notifications and you can even track the delivery online.
  • Guaranteed Compliance Protection– Most poster compliance services are backed by a warranty that guards you from any fines or penalties for added security. Warranties often cover lost or damaged labor posters, so if something happens to your posters, they can be replaced free of charge.
  • Cost Savings– You’ll save both time and money while enrolled on a labor law poster service. With all the changes taking place, it becomes costly to purchase posters multiple times a year. Since mandatory updates are all free, the compliance plan is extremely cost effective. Don’t forget all the time you’ll save now that you won’t have to think or worry about state and federal labor law posters throughout the year.

Do you have any questions or comments? Check out our website and let us know what you think! We love feedback. You can also follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter or like us on Facebook.

Posted by postercompliance at 1:58 pm

Keeping Current on the Possible Oregon Paid Sick Leave Labor Law Poster

August 13th, 2015

As we mentioned earlier, Oregon passed a new state sick leave law on June 22, 2015. Some of the specifics of the law were a little fuzzy at that time, and we have contacted the state to learn more about what to expect before the law goes into effect on January 1, 2016.

A Brief Overview of the Law

As a refresher, Oregon employers with 10 or more employees will need to provide workers with up to 40 hours of paid sick time annually. Any Oregon employers with fewer than 10 employees must provide up to 40 hours of unpaid sick time.

Information Regarding a Potential Poster

Since the Oregon sick leave law does not specify a posting requirement, we contacted the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) and asked if they know yet whether or not there will be a poster. The response from BOLI was, “BOLI is in the rulemaking process now. Since there is no provision in the bill for a poster, we do not know if there will be a poster requirement yet.”

Since the answer was not a clear “yes” or “no,” we will continue to track the rulemaking process so that we are up-to-date with the most current status of a potential mandatory poster. As soon as we learn more information as to whether a poster will be required or not, you can be sure that we will keep you informed. Additionally, should a mandatory poster become available from the state, we will put the state labor law poster into production as soon as possible so that our Oregon customers are prepared for the commencement of the law.

Be Prepared No Matter What Happens

This Oregon sick leave law is a prime example that labor laws and posters can be very unpredictable. Why sit and track these things yourself when you can be confident that your posters are always in compliance? Poster Compliance Center’s OneSystem 1-Year Compliance Plan with free automatic updates keeps you current with none of the hassle!

Posted by Jackie at 7:11 am

The Biggest Sale of the Year

August 12th, 2015

Labor Poster SaleHow long has it been since you’ve updated your compliance posters?

Perhaps you’ve been putting off this frustrating yet necessary task.

Maybe you’re waiting for a good reason to update your labor posters.

Well, we’ve got a great reason to update your posters today…

One Day Sale!

Yes. It’s Poster Compliance Center’s OneSystem 1-Year Compliance Plan One Day Sale.

At $48.50 + shipping (normally $74.95 + shipping) this will be the biggest sale of the year.

It literally doesn’t get any better than this.

What is the OneSystem 1-Year Compliance Plan?

That’s a great question. It’s Poster Compliance Center’s labor law poster service. The features of this plan include:

  • A free set of federal and state labor postersOneSystem
  • Free and automatic updates for an entire year
  • Free shipping on all updates
  • Free tracking of shipments
  • $25,000 Poster Violation Warranty
  • Live customer service for any and all poster questions or compliance needs

And just for today, you can get on the service for a total of $58.45. That’s over 30% off!

With most states averaging 2-3 mandatory changes each year, why not rely on a service to send you all of those updates free? It’s much easier than purchasing the posters each time there’s a mandatory change.

Our complete poster sets are $48.50 + shipping, which means today you can get the OneSystem 1-Year Compliance Plan at the same price as a poster set.

Whether it’s English or Spanish, standard or our go green environmentally friendly line of posters, $58.45 gives you an entire year of poster compliance.

Don’t miss out on this spectacular offer. If you have any questions, give us a call at 800-322-3636. Let us take care of your labor law poster compliance for you.

Posted by Serena at 7:00 am

The Surprising State of New Jersey City Posters

August 7th, 2015

New Jersey City PostersIf your business is located in New Jersey there’s a good chance you’re also required to post city labor law posters along with state and federal compliance posters.

Why?

There has been a grassroots movement throughout the cities of New Jersey to cause changes at the state level.

What kind of changes are we talking about?

Many cities are trying to create enough momentum to pass a New Jersey state paid sick leave law. Paid sick leave laws have seen a lot of action all across the country this year. If you would like to learn more about paid sick leave laws as a national topic in 2015, check out our blog article about it.

Now let’s get back to New Jersey and its quest for a unified paid sick leave law. These are the cities that are involved so far:

  • Trenton: Effective March 4, 2015, employees working at least 40 hours a year within city limits are eligible to earn paid leave. For employers with 10 or more employees, paid sick time accrues at a rate of 1 hour for every 30 hours worked (not to exceed 40 hours a year). Employers with fewer than 10 employees must provide 1 hour of unpaid sick time for every 30 hours worked (not to exceed 24 hours in a year). (Trenton poster)
  • East Orange: As of March, 2015, employees may use accrued sick leave after 90 days of employment. Paid sick time accrues at 1 hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked. (East Orange poster)
  • Paterson: As of April, 2015, Paterson’s Paid Sick Time poster states that employees must be paid for sick time if they work more than 80 hours in a year. The amount of paid sick time is accrued based on the number of employees the company has. It’s very similar to Trenton’s accrued sick time. (Paterson poster)Jersey City
  • Jersey City: The earned sick leave ordinance took effect in June, 2014. For 10 or more employees, 1 hour of paid sick time is accrued for every 30 hours worked (not to exceed 40 hours in a year). For 9 or less employees, 1 hour of unpaid sick time is accrued for every 30 hours worked (not to exceed 24 hours in a year). This applies to all employees who work more than 80 hours in a calendar year. (Jersey City poster)
  • Montclair: Effective March, 2015. For employees working over 80 hours in a calendar year, employees accrue 1 hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked. (Montclair poster)
  • Newark: The paid sick leave law took effect in June, 2014. If you’re noticing a pattern here it’s because the cities all have very similar paid sick leave laws. For Newark the breakdown and qualifications for paid sick leave are almost the same as the cities mentioned above. The new law does not apply to any governmental entities, school districts, board of education and excludes employees of Rutgers University. (Newark poster)
  • Passaic: Effective February, 2015. For employees working over 80 hours in a calendar year, employees accrue 1 hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked. (Passaic poster)

This grassroots movement is still going strong. The fourth largest city in New Jersey- Elizabeth- is moving towards the passage of a local paid sick leave law as well. A petition to create this law has already been signed by residents, activists and labor leaders.

What can you expect for New Jersey in the future?

Despite all of this momentum in the cities, New Jersey state paid sick leave laws are not going to change overnight. In fact, it’s unlikely there will be any change before 2016. If you would like to stay up to date with the latest information about New Jersey state and federal labor law posters, you can sign up to receive email notifications about mandatory changes. New Jersey State Poster

Historically, New Jersey has 2-3 mandatory changes each year. The most recent change occurred to the Wage & Hour Abstract poster on January 1st, 2015.

With all this being said, it only seems reasonable to enroll in some sort of labor law poster service. Poster Compliance Center’s OneSystem 1-Year Compliance Plan covers all the mandatory notices (and updates!) to the state and federal labor law posters for 12 full months.

What about city posters? Is there a plan for each of the required New Jersey city labor law posters?

Indeed there is! Post Compliance Center’s City Poster 1-Year Plan will take care of all your required city labor law poster needs. When you enroll in this plan, you’ll receive the city poster plus one year of free automatic city labor law poster updates.

Welcome to the last day of labor law compliance anxiety, and the first day of hassle free compliance.

Do you have any questions or comments? Please let us know! You can also follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn or like us on Facebook.

 

 

Posted by Serena at 6:45 am

Rhode Island Creates a New Mandatory Pregnancy Discrimination Poster

August 4th, 2015

The state of Rhode Island has a new required labor law poster that covers pregnancy discrimination in the workplace.

Details about the New Poster

Rhode Island’s newest poster, with the full title of “Notice of Right to Be Free from Discrimination Because Of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Related Conditions,” is based on the June 2015 state law with the goal of protecting pregnant workers. Under this law, employees are protected from discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions. Additionally, employees have the right to request reasonable workplace accommodations.

This new notice has a revision date of July 2015, and will be added to our Rhode Island poster.

A State with Many Employment Poster Changes

Rhode Island has been busy over the last year with updating their labor law posters. In the last year, there have been four changes to the poster, and the state minimum wage is set to increase from $9.00 to $9.60 on January 1, 2016.

Seeing as there have been so many changes, and that another change is on the horizon, Rhode Island is another state where customers would be smart to order the OneSystem 1-Year Compliance Plan  in order to get a year of free updates.

Posted by Jackie at 11:06 am

How to Save Money on your Compliance Posters

August 3rd, 2015

Compliance PostersWelcome to the beginning of August.

It’s a new month, which means a new opportunity for you to take care of all the tasks that have been looming over your head. You know, that To-Do list you’d like to check off before everything picks up again in September.

We all know when it gets busy we don’t want anything extra to deal with, and that definitely includes labor law poster compliance.

You may think to yourself, I’ll deal with labor law posters when there’s a mandatory change.

But how will you know when that happens?

Are you regularly checking compliance websites for the most recent updates?

If you would like to cross labor law compliance off your list, why not enroll in a labor law poster service? Poster Compliance Center’s OneSystem 1-Year Compliance Plan will keep you up to date with all state and federal mandatory labor law notices for 12 months. The service includes:

  • A free set of federal and state labor posters
  • Free and automatic updates for an entire year
  • Free shipping on all updates
  • Free tracking of shipments
  • $25,000 Poster Violation Warranty
  • Live customer service for any and all poster questions or compliance needs

Plus if you order the OneSystem with a valid credit card before August 31st, 2015 you will save an additional $5.00! That’s $79.90 (normally $84.90) for a whole entire year of labor poster compliance. Just go on our website or give us a call at 800-322-3636 to take advantage of this special offer.

Don’t let the summer pass you by without making sure your compliance is set up for the next year. There are a lot of mandatory changes on the horizon, not to mention many that have already taken place this year. If you don’t believe me, you can check out the most recent mandatory updates on our website. You can also sign up to receive email notifications about mandatory changes in your state.

Let us do for you what we do best: poster compliance.

Please feel free to leave a comment or question if there is anything you’d like to know. You can also follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn or like us on Facebook.

 

Posted by Serena at 9:30 am

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