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Q&A: Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Poster

March 4th, 2015
Q:  Will the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) notice on the federal poster be updated with the new laws regarding discrimination and affirmative action? A:  Yes.  The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will update the federal EEO poster with the following new laws for federal contractors: Sexual orientation and gender identity:  Executive Order (E.O.) 13672 prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Effective April 9, 2015. Affirmative action:  Requires affirmative action for the […]

Posted by Anne Loveton-Jones at 11:05 am

Q&A: Federal HIPAA Poster?

May 1st, 2014
Q:  Do I need to post a federal HIPAA poster?  A:  There is no federal labor law poster required for the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA). However, covered entities must comply with HIPAA requirements to protect the privacy and security of health information.  This may include distributing notices or posting certain information about how the business complies with the Act. For further information about HIPAA and covered entities, go to the U.S. […]

Posted by Anne Loveton-Jones at 11:07 am

Reflections On Government Confusion

October 24th, 2013
Rarely in my 41 years of business have I experienced the level of government confusion surrounding the recent or should I say current NLRA poster debacle. The National Labor Relations Board took it upon itself to mandate that employers, with few exceptions, must post that “employees have the right to unionize.”   From the local barbershop to the gift and card store, employees would be informed they should or could form a union. Now, this […]

Posted by Anne Loveton-Jones at 11:06 am

Q&A: Federal OSHA & GHS (Globally Harmonized System)

September 11th, 2013
Q:  Does the Globally Harmonized System (for OSHA) mean that the federal poster is changing or there will be a whole new labor law poster?  A:  Federal OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Specific requirements will be phased in over several years. The revised standard requires new labels, a standardized format for Safety Data Sheets and training for […]

Posted by Anne Loveton-Jones at 10:55 am

Q&A: Federal Affordable Care Act Notice of Coverage Options

August 29th, 2013
Q.  Will a new federal labor law poster be required for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Notice to Employees of Coverage Options? A:  The federal Notice to Employees of Coverage Options Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which is part of the Affordable Care Act, requires that a written notice be provided to each employee.  Since there is no posting requirement, this will not be added to our federal labor law poster.  For […]

Posted by Anne Loveton-Jones at 10:54 am

New Federal FMLA Poster Expands Military Family Leave; Final Rule Effective Mar. 8

February 14th, 2013
Military family leave coverage was expanded under the Final Rule for the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) issued by the U.S. Department of Labor, which goes into effect March 8, 2013. The new required FMLA poster reflects additional coverage in two areas of military family leave: Military caregiver leave:  Expanded to include family members of covered veterans with a serious injury or illness.  Covered veterans are those who were released or discharged […]

Posted by Anne Loveton-Jones at 4:15 am

Q&A: Immigration Reform & Control Act (IRCA)

August 1st, 2012
Q: We noticed that the IRCA information is not on the federal poster. Was this an intentional change? Do we need to obtain this poster via another source? A: The Immigration Reform & Control Act (IRCA) requires employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all employees by completing the Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9) Form. The law is enforced by the U.S. EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) but no poster is required. To […]

Posted by Anne Loveton-Jones at 4:15 am

Q&A: Federal or Virginia Drug-Free Workplace Poster

July 25th, 2012
Q: Does your federal poster and/or Virginia state poster include verbiage regarding “Drug-Free Workplace”? A: No. There is no federal requirement for businesses to post at Drug-Free Workplace poster, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The federal DOL also states that some businesses that receive contracts or grants from the federal government may use posters to help fulfill some of the educational requirements under the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988. There is also […]

Posted by Anne Loveton-Jones at 4:15 am

Legal Challenges to NLRA Poster Requirement Grow

January 26th, 2012
The latest development in the ongoing case in U.S. District Court (D.C.) of National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) v. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is a new motion challenging the legality of President Barack Obama’s recent recess appointments to the NLRB, which were made without Senate confirmation.  NAM, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and several other business groups filed the suit to block the new NLRA poster requirement, which has been postponed […]

Posted by Anne Loveton-Jones at 11:05 am

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